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.
The Department of History at UBC offers a variety of courses that take students through time and across the globe. We spoke with some instructors from the Department to find out about the fascinating courses they’re teaching, why they’re excited to teach them, and what students can expect from them.
Despite the vibrant literary community, robust Punjabi-language media sources, and the increasing availability of Punjabi language classes including at UBC, there has also been a marked loss of the language among Punjabi youth. The Punjabi Oral History Project was founded to address the need for support for Punjabi language in British Columbia, and to further develop the growing program in Punjabi Studies at UBC.
“Sometimes, we forget just how much undergraduate students work to produce original content in their research papers!” Since 2004, the UBC Journal of Historical Studies, formerly known as the Atlas, has been publishing the best
Make informed and thoughtful decisions about your academic path with the help of our history advisor.
An online resource available to any undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a history course at UBC who would like help with their writing.