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Conway Summer Travel Scholarship in German History

Award Description A $5,450 summer travel scholarship has been endowed by Professor John Conway to commemorate thirty-eight years of teaching in the History Department. The award is offered to Honours or Graduate students in History or International Relations. Applications should outline the candidate’s interest or research in the history of Germany, and include a proposed […]

Honours Student Profile: Kevin Ang

Honours Student Profile: Kevin Ang

  “Where are you from?” is the question that ignited Kevin Ang’s curiosity about the history of Taiwan and China.  He was asked this question by a new classmate in his grade five classroom that he was helping translate English to Mandarin for. Puzzled, Kevin, responded, “I am from Richmond but my parents came from […]

Alumni Profile: Tao-Yee Lau (BA’07)

Alumni Profile: Tao-Yee Lau (BA’07)

  “In my opinion, public, oral, or community history would be a great lead into social work. During my undergraduate degree, I worked or interned at museums and public history projects, some tied to community development and empowerment.” Tao-Yee, a 2007 History Honours graduate, has experienced an eventful career trajectory since leaving UBC.  After working at […]

Heidi Tworek discussing her book at the Jewish Book Festival

Heidi Tworek discussing her book at the Jewish Book Festival

FASCINATING HISTORY Tuesday February 11 |  6:00–7:00pm HEIDI J. S. TWOREK / News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900-1945 Buy Tickets or by phone 604-257-5111   |   $18 To control information is to control the world. This innovative history reveals how, across two devastating wars, Germany attempted to build a powerful communication empire—and […]

Public Humanities Hub – “George Luks, Mark Twain and the Comic Grotesque”

Public Humanities Hub – “George Luks, Mark Twain and the Comic Grotesque”

  How does the other half laugh? “George Luks, The Yellow Kid, and the Comic Grotesque” A public talk by Dr. Jean Lee Cole (Loyola University Maryland) Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4 – 5 pm Buchanan Tower, room 323 1873 East Mall   Mark your calendars for a talk about comics early in the new […]

Interview with PhD History Student Sarah Fox: Beyond the Killam

Interview with PhD History Student Sarah Fox: Beyond the Killam

  “For me mentorship and community were the key ingredients for choosing a grad school and selecting an advisor. I would urge future grad students to research potential supervisors and ask questions about the kind of support they can provide as mentors.” PhD student Sarah Fox received the 2019 Killam Doctoral Scholarship for her research […]

UBC History Careers Night

UBC History Careers Night

    Join us for History Careers Night! The evening will start off with a short presentation from Juliana de Souza (Career Strategist, Faculty of Arts.) Julianna will discuss resources and services at UBC to help with career preparation as well as upcoming related events. In addition, the History Student Association will host a panel […]

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, […]

Exhibition Curating

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 […]