Department of History

Welcome to the Department of History


We acknowledge that we live and work in the traditional territory of the Siksikaitsitapii (Blackfoot people).
We also acknowledge the role the discipline of History has played in the dispossession and genocide of Indigenous peoples, here and around the world.



History is the study of what people did and thought in the past, and how that has -- and has not -- changed over time.

The History department offers courses focusing on many different time periods and geographic regions, from the ancient world to the twentieth century, from North America to Asia. We also offer a number of thematically-focused courses including Witchcraft, Slavery & Abolition, War & Peace, and the History of Childhood.  Our Faculty are both excellent scholars and dedicated teachers.

Learn more about pursuing a major, minor, or graduate studies on our website.

Department Highlights

Dr. Chris Burton

PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Chris Burton

Identity and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 7-9 p.m. (MST)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 took nearly everyone, including the “experts” by surprise, but is rooted in the long and uneasy history between Ukraine and Russia. Chris Burton will analyze the contemporary and historical causes of the conflict with a focus on questions of identity. Vladimir Putin himself claims to be acting on behalf of the diaspora of ethnic Russians but cross-border populations have a long and tangled history. Who is a Russian? Who is a Ukrainian? The answers are complex, problematic, and illuminate the fighting in 2022.

Photo by Joshua Olsen on Unsplash

Security in the Gulf: Local Militaries before British Withdrawal

The Department of History is co-sponsoring a talk by Dr. Ash Rossiter

Security in the Gulf:  Local Militaries before British Withdrawal
Wednesday, July 13 2022
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Galt Museum and Archives

Harvey Amani Whitfield

The Department of History Colloquium Series

Lydia Jackson and the Study of Enslaved Black Women in Colonial Canada
by Harvey Amani Whitfield, Professor of History at the University of Calgary

Friday, Sept 23, 2022
3:00 pm

Q&A with Shining Graduate Mollie Riley

Mollie Riley (BA '22) graduates this spring with Great Distinction for her Bachelor of Arts majoring in history. At ULethbridge, Mollie was able to participate in experiential learning that helped shape her …

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Shining Student Mollie Riley

Although Shining Student Mollie Riley came to uLethbridge to study education, she soon fell in love with history and decided to pursue that entirely. She is thankful that she did as she …

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SharePoint coordinator, Stewart Foss

SharePoint coordinator, Stewart Foss has worked at uLethbridge for just over five years as part of the Digital Services team in IT Services.

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

Career Bridge

Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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