Know the World. Study History.
Students in the Department of History study every part of the human past: from Medieval Europe to Twenty-First Century Hong Kong. They explore a wide range of themes, from the history of colonialism to the history of human rights.
Through our history undergraduate programs, students gain strong communication and analytical skills that prepare them well for diverse professions and graduate programs in history, law, journalism, and more.
" [W]e will spend a lot of time working through traces of the past together – old maps, poems, stories, images, newspaper clippings, census data – to see what kinds of answers that they can give us, and what kinds of connections we can
"[H]istorical examples give us food for thought about our current experience with COVID-19, and how many of the same factors are at play." Dr. Benjamin Bryce is joining the UBC History Department after teaching for six years at the University
"All of these incidents [in Japanese history] are connected by people who have wanted to make a change to the world around them and either used images or were depicted in images as heroes and villains." Kelly McCormick is a historian of