Department of History & Religion

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.



The Department of History and Religion brings together scholars interested in exploring the human condition across time and cultures.

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.

Religion has played significant role in human history and remains vitally important to peoples and cultures the world over. The scholarly study of religion is therefore an indispensable component of liberal education. We offer introductory courses on a wide array of religious traditions and upper-level seminars on such fascinating topics as Religion and Science Fiction Film; Islamic Art, Architecture and Music; Women in Early Christianity; and Hindu Goddesses. 

Together, the Department of History and Religion offers students the scholarly apparatus to delve into the beliefs, institutions, and broader social, political, and cultural forces shaping the human experience.

Department Highlights


Apply for the HistoriCity Award!
$1000 in prizes


History & Religion Student Conference

Do you have a paper that touches on religion or history that you’re proud of? If so, consider presenting it at the 2024 History and Religion Students Conference at the University of Lethbridge.
Submit your proposal now!

April 27, 2024


Drop in Essay Help

Drop in Essay Help for History and Religious Studies Students
UH -B883 Jan 15 - Apr 4, 2024

Mon: 1:00 - 3:00
Tues: 2:00 - 4:00
Weds 11:00 - 1:00

Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 

(not available during reading week)

Shining Student Anna Entz

Initially, on a path towards accounting, Anna Entz redirected her studies to embrace a general humanities degree, fueled by an interest in history, religious studies, and French she discovered while fulfilling the liberal education …

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Shining Student Lily Overacker

Initially drawn to the University of Lethbridge for its smaller university environment and commitment to liberal education, Lily Overacker has embraced a dynamic exploration of interdisciplinary studies, community engagement, and personal growth.

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There are no borders to Dr. Sheila McManus’s research interest

A childhood experience in southern Alberta helped spark decades of research into borders and borderlands by history professor Dr. Sheila McManus.

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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.

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