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“Where Russia was “Ahead” of Europe: Russia’s State Colonialism in Comparative Perspective

“Where Russia was “Ahead” of Europe: Russia’s State Colonialism in Comparative Perspective

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 […]

Eight UBC History Books Launched in 2019

Eight UBC History Books Launched in 2019

  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 […]

Creative History

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, […]

Non-Tenured Sessional and Lecturer Positions

Recommended if… you love teaching, first and foremost, and are financially flexible – for example, you can get by through periods in which you may have fewer contracts. Sessional instruction can provide additional income to those who have found other funding sources and have time for part-time teaching. It is an experience-builder for recent post-graduates. […]

Alumni Interview: Emily Dishart (Law Student, focus: Indigenous Law)

Alumni Interview: Emily Dishart (Law Student, focus: Indigenous Law)

  The history department at UBC  taught me the importance of cultivating relationships with your classmates and professors, as the professors in the history department are among the most approachable and helpful at UBC.  I have continued this pattern of familiarizing myself with classmates and professors and I think it has been helpful so far! […]

The Cult of Jesus, the Topology of Time, and the Zen of History

The Cult of Jesus, the Topology of Time, and the Zen of History

Part of Medieval and Early Modern Research Cluster Speaker: Luke Clossey (SFU, History) Lecture title: “The Cult of Jesus, the Topology of Time, and the Zen of History.”   For more information: https://history.ubc.ca/news/schedule-for-medieval-early-modern-research-cluster-lectures-2019-2020/

How Lies Bind: Genealogies of a “National Hero.”

How Lies Bind: Genealogies of a “National Hero.”

Part of Medieval and Early Modern Research Cluster Speaker: Leo Shin (UBC, History & Asian Studies) Lecture title:How Lies Bind: Genealogies of a “National Hero.”   For more information: https://history.ubc.ca/news/schedule-for-medieval-early-modern-research-cluster-lectures-2019-2020/

Withdrawn and Secretive: Privacy among Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam’s Golden Age

Withdrawn and Secretive: Privacy among Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam’s Golden Age

  Part of the Medieval & Early Modern Research Cluster Speaker: Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld (Independent Scholar) Talk Title: “Withdrawn and Secretive: Privacy among Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam’s Golden Age.” This lecture is supported by the Itta and Eliezer Zeisler Memorial Lecture Fund.   For more information: https://history.ubc.ca/news/schedule-for-medieval-early-modern-research-cluster-lectures-2019-2020/

Organic Form, Plastic Forms: The Nature of Plastic in Contemporary Ecopoetics

Organic Form, Plastic Forms: The Nature of Plastic in Contemporary Ecopoetics

Part of the Science & Technology Studies Colloquium Speaker: Margaret Ronda, University of California, Davis Title: “Organic Form, Plastic Forms: The Nature of Plastic in Contemporary Ecopoetics.” (co-sponsored by the Early Modern Research Cluster)   For More Information: https://sts.arts.ubc.ca/about-sts/

Exam Period Survival Tips: A Q&A with UBC History’s Advisor

Exam Period Survival Tips: A Q&A with UBC History’s Advisor

  Our History Undergraduate Advisor, Michael Lanthier, offers thoughts on the next month of exams, papers, and chaos. He also clarifies the types of history program questions he can address during office hours. A straightforward reminder about resources available for students from the Department of History and UBC as a whole.   1. What types […]