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New Book “Confronting Canadian Migration History” features chapter co-authored by Laura Ishiguro and Laura Madokoro
Professor Laura Ishiguro and UBC History Alumnus Laura Madokoro have co-authored a chapter in a new book. Their article White Supremacy, Political Violence, And Community, 1907 and 2017 takes an in-depth look at the race riots of Vancouver on September 7th, 1907—the largest race riot in Canadian history. The article also reflects on a recent anti-Islam rally […]
The Department of History hosted a transnational, interdisciplinary workshop that focused on “Indigenous Practices of Authority” from May 13-15 2019. Guided by Dylan Robinson (CRC in Indigenous Arts, Queen’s University), participants first explored this topic through a walking tour of interventions by Indigenous artists in Mount Pleasant and the False Creek Flats. They then spent two days sharing examples from their on-going work that relate to the workshop theme.
The Canadian Studies Program at UBC and UBC Press invite you to join us in a celebration of Tina Loo’s book Moved by the State: Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada, a Brenda and David McLean Canadian Studies series publication. “Tina Loo is a masterful scholar and in Moved by the State she offers a completely new interpretation of resettlements […]
This paper addresses an unusual knot of Russian historiography: was Russia a colonial empire and if so, why did the authorities consistently refuse to identify the empire as such? By examining the Russian empire in the broad comparative perspective of both European and Asian empires, the argument will show that in its Asian territories Russia […]
2019 was a record year for book launches in the Department of History. Congratulations to our faculty for such a productive year! For more information on the eight books and their authors, please review the list below: Heidi Tworek: “News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900 – 1945” (Harvard University […]
Recommended if… you love telling stories, whether they are completely factual or take a creative – even completely fictional – spin on real experiences from the past. Creatively implementing your love of storytelling alongside your analytical skills as a historian can result in any number of things: historical novels, movies, television series, visual arts, new media, […]
Recommended if… the events and experiences of the world are at the heart of your interests but you are looking to reach a wider audience than academia. Scholars generally converse with scholars; popular non-fiction enables you to reach any audience that is interested in your topic. Non-fiction writers may engage in any variety of formats – […]
Recommended if… you are great at organizing and guiding projects and would enjoy exploring a wide variety of (assigned) historical topics. You can work full-time for a company, be hired contractually based on your expertise, or gain a series of regular contracts in a self-employed capacity. Requirements… An excellent reputation for completing projects with experience and client […]
Recommended if… you have an aptitude for visual representations of historical events and concepts, multimedia, public education, and historical research. Full-time positions are possible; part-time positions sometimes require freelancing. Requirements… Curators typically work on exhibitions related to their field of specialization, for example art history, history of science and technology, women’s history, etc. A graduate degree in […]