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

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Dr. Maho Ikeda, visiting professor from Hokkai Gakuen University, will speak on Friday, October 13  3:00 to 4:30 pm (MST)
  • "'Oh the Places You’ll Go’ When Studying History: Scottish Edition,"  Friday, November 24,  12 noon (MST)  with Dr. Janay Nugent, Elaine Toth (PhD Student) . 
    This will take place virtually from Wigton, Scotland.



Drop in Essay Help

Drop in Essay Help for History and Religious Studies Students
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Tues: 12:30 - 2:30 PM (Sept 26 - Dec 5)
Weds:  9:30 - 11:30 AM (Sept 27 - Dec 6)
Thurs: 3:30 - 5:30 PM (Sept 28 - Dec 7)

(not available during reading week)

Joanne Helmer Research Fellowship

The Department of History is pleased to announce the inaugural Joanne Helmer Research Fellowship competition.
Value of Award: $5000


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