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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. […]

Q&A with Heidi Tworek – “When a virus is the cause, racism is often the symptom.”

Q&A with Heidi Tworek – “When a virus is the cause, racism is often the symptom.”

A virus is a virus, but humans have a long history of turning their fear of disease into unwarranted panic about people and places. Since the novel coronavirus came to wide public attention at the beginning of this year, China has been the target of these phobias. So have millions of people around the world […]

Community Engagement Intern with the City of Vancouver Archives

Applications due by 25 March 2020.  The UBC History department’s Public History Initiative is a three-year program supporting students gaining experiences and skills related to public history. It funds courses and other projects that give students opportunities to apply their academic studies outside the university by participating in work that engages wider communities with historical […]

Community Outreach Intern with the Vancouver Maritime Museum

Applications due by 25 March 2020.  The UBC History department’s Public History Initiative is a three-year program supporting students gaining experiences and skills related to public history. It funds courses and other projects that give students opportunities to apply their academic studies outside the university by participating in work that engages wider communities with historical […]

Leading Through Collaboration: History Major Suyesha Dutta’s experience as Student Directed Seminar co-facilitator

Leading Through Collaboration: History Major Suyesha Dutta’s experience as Student Directed Seminar co-facilitator

  Suyesha Dutta is a student leader. She prides herself in getting involved in the student community at UBC which is evident by her position as the 2019-2020 President of the History Student Association (HSA.) She also took on a role representing the Arts Undergraduate Society in the Alma Mater Society (Student Union) of UBC, […]

Alumni Profile: Connie Chang (BA’07)

Alumni Profile: Connie Chang (BA’07)

“The ability to advocate for my company and the experience we provide to potential clients is very similar to declaring a position in any history discussion or essay I wrote over my years at UBC.” Connie Chang, a 2007 History and English Literature Major, now owns her own digital services and consulting agency called Type […]

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 […]