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.

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  2. Ukraine: the view from the west

    What is happening in Ukraine has provoked outrage and shock in the west. But do we really understand what we’re talking about?

  3. Behind Closed Windows: a discussion on the recent protests in Bosnia

    The poet Goran Simic and the historian Srdja Pavlovic discuss the protests in Bosnia and what they mean for the future of the country.

  4. The Imperial Project and Projections of Empire: (Re)assessing Contentious Legacies - Graduate Conference

    Keynote “The Empire of the Ancestors in Roman Imperial Thought” Dylan Sailor

  5. Constellations Volume 5 No 1

    Check out the new volume of Constellations!

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