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Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all 2020 History Graduates! From all of us in the History Department. Scroll down below for individual messages from our faculty members. Stay safe everybody! Eagle Glassheim Joy Dixon Jessica Wang John Christopoulos   Leo Shin Paige Raibmon Michael Lanthier Leslie Paris Alexei Kojevnikov Bob Brain Richard Menkis Bradley Miller Bill French John […]

BC Studies – Student Podcasts Coordinator

Deadline for applications: April 23 Hourly salary: $20.00 BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly (www.bcstudies.com) invites applications from History majors, honours, and graduate students for the temporary, part-time position of Student Podcasts Coordinator. About the position: BC Studies is creating an innovative opportunity for scholars to submit scholarly work in the form of a single podcast episode. These episodes […]

Undergraduate FAQ

Honours Seminar and Tutorials

For third year honours students, a typical programme consists of HIST 333 (the third-year seminar) and six credits of honours tutorials (HIST 321) For fourth year honours students, a typical programme consists of HIST 433 (the fourth-year seminar), HIST 449 (the honours graduating essay), and six credits of honours tutorials (HIST 421) In addition to the requirements specific to […]

Undergraduate History Overview

Updated: 31 March 2020 Introduction to the History Major B.A. Program Historians study the way in which human communities and their members have behaved, how they have constituted themselves, how they have conducted and sustained their lives, and how they have thought about their condition and the traditions to which they have given their allegiance. […]

CANCELLED – 10th Annual Burge Lecture – Guest lecturer Dr. Sunil Amrith

CANCELLED – 10th Annual Burge Lecture – Guest lecturer Dr. Sunil Amrith

  Cancelled and will be rescheduled for March/April 2021. Date/Time: Thursday, April 2, 5:30pm-7:30pm Doors 5:00pm, Talk at 5:30pm, reception to follow Venue: Peter Allard Hall (Room: Franklin Lew Forum), 1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada RSVP HERE:    The UBC Department of History is pleased to invite you to this year’s 10th Annual Burge Lecture “Migration […]

Department Policy on Visiting Faculty Members

The Department of History welcomes visiting faculty members who wish to pursue research for a maximum of one year at the University of British Columbia. Anyone interested in applying for visiting status should apply in writing to the Head of the Department (see “Application requirements” below). Because space and other resources are very limited, we […]

“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, […]