Department of History

Welcome to the Department of History and Religion


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


HistoriCity Award

Celebrating Excellence in historical research about the City of Lethbridge and the University of Lethbridge.

$1,000 in prizes


Come help us build something Colossal!

Join the Department of History and Religion to help build our Lego Colosseum.
Drop by U-Hall room B836 (Social Science and Humanities Lab) on any of the times below:

April 17 between 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM
April 18 between 9:00 AM &11:30 PM
April 19 between 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM


Joanne Helmer Research Fellowship

The Department of History is pleased to announce the inaugural Joanne Helmer Research Fellowship competition

Submissions should be made as a Word document format and emailed to with the subject line Joanne Helmer Fellowship.
Due:  March 30, 2023
Value of Award: $5000


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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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