The Department of History at the University of British Columbia is a vibrant centre for scholarship – ranking among the top history departments in the world. Our professors are dedicated teachers and award-winning researchers.
BA History (Honours)
Cheek’s prodigious research, manifest in works like The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History, has bridged China’s past and present, international scholarly communities, and the spheres of academia and public policy.
Congratulations to Dr. Hicham Safieddine, who has been named a new Canada Research Chair in The History of the Modern Middle East. With his team, Dr. Safieddine will use an interdisciplinary framework and diverse methodologies to decolonize financial history and globalize Middle East Studies.
UBC History welcomes Dr. Meghan Longstaffe and Dr. Jane Komori as 2023/2024 Postdoctoral Fellows. Dr. Longstaffe works on histories of women, poverty, and activism in the late twentieth century, especially Downtown Eastside Vancouver. Dr. Komori writes about the “settler ecology” of Western Canada from the 1850s through the Second World War.