The Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta is recognized as one of the leading departments for the study of History and Classics in Canada and globally. Our students work with professors who are excellent teachers (many have won campus awards), and world-class researchers active at the forefront of their chosen fields.

Our programs are notable for their remarkable breadth, in terms of their geographical reach – ranging across the history of six continents – and their wide array of themes, which include gender, sexuality, class, nation, empire, and identity, and perspectives covering urban, environmental, transnational and postcolonial histories. We offer literary studies in Greek and Latin and archaeological field schools in Italy and Greece. Our programs offer great flexibility, allowing students to tailor their degree to their interests. Our undergraduate students develop skills in communication, critical analysis, research, and cultural understanding, which provide a strong foundation for careers in business, communications and public service, as well as for graduate studies. In graduate study, the breadth of our programs, extensive library resources, and funding opportunities enable our students to pursue original and innovative research.

  1. Canada at War. Again Panel TORY BREEZEWAY 2

    November 03

    04:00 - 06:00 PM

    After an anti-climactic non-confidence motion passed in Parliament on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, the Harper Government took Canada back into battle in the Middle East, this time against a new, seemingly invincible enemy known by its acronym ISIS.
    To discuss the origins of and the issues raised by the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (also called ISIL, ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’ or by its Arabic acronym ‘Daesh’), the politics around that parliamentary vote, and what entering this war means for Canada and Canadian foreign policy, join:
    • Tom Keating (St. Joseph’s College, Political Science, UofA)
    • Mojtaba Mahdavi (Political Science, UofA)
    • Chris Roberts (Political Science, UofA/UofC)
    Monday, November 3rd, 4:00- 6:00 pm Rm. BW-2, Tory Bldg. 

  2. Developing the Prairies: the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration and mid-20th century Human and Environmental Change TORY BREEZEWAY 1

    November 04

    03:30 - 05:30 PM

    Dr. Shannon Stunden-Bower Job Talk

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  1. Constellations Volume 5 Number 2

    Check out the new volume of Constellations!

  2. Dr. Srdja Pavlovic invited to join the International Support Group for Social Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  3. Excellence in Teaching and Research

    We are pleased to announce that Dennis Sweeney and Sarah Carter have won two top campus awards in teaching and research.

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