UBC History’s faculty and students ask profound questions of more than a thousand years of our collective, infinitely diverse past.

We research global migration, media technologies, the history of emotions, the diffusion of religious cultures, the many forms of colonialism. We study histories of legal systems, urban planning, global health, sexual identities, and parenting. Our research informs courses on the history of human rights, the environment, international relations, medicine and health, Indigenous-settler interactions, ideological extremism, and the relationship of global and regional histories in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Canada.