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.


  1. Hist 121 Pavlovic

    New Course! Refugee Crisis: Responses and Challenges

    What are the causes of the refugee crisis? Are refugees a threat to peace and security? Are they criminals and terrorists? Are they migrants or refugees? Who feels threatened by refugees, and why? Are they a cheap labor force? This lecture-based course traces the history of the ongoing refugee crisis and analyzes its impact on Europe and beyond. Relying on case studies (Greece, Macedonia, and Serbia) Dr. Pavlovic examines various responses to the refugee crisis by the EU and individual states as well as non-state actors (civil society, NGO sector, professional associations, community organizations, international organizations).

  2. BenZvi

    Meet the Professor! Ehud Ben Zvi

    Meet our newest emeritus: Ehud Ben Zvi

  3. Radovan Karadzic's arrest mugshot. Wikimedia. CC.

    Dr. Srdja Pavlovic's Newest Article on ICTY Justice

    The former President of the Republic of Srpska para-state, Radovan Karadzic, was recently convicted of a joint criminal enterprise and crimes against humanity committed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1990s.

  4. Constellation Conference 2016: History Through the Ages: History and Pop Culture

    In our lineup this year we are pleased to include an exploration of Hercules and his pop culture representations; a history of Queer cinema; and many, many more presentations both historical and modern that range from Middle Eastern Harems to the shores of New York City.

  5. Spring and Summer 2016

    Spring/Summer courses offer students a unique educational experience, such as travel abroad or hands-on learning opportunities. Others like taking an extra classes during Spring or Summer to finish up a program or to lighten next term’s course load. The deadline to apply is May 1.

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  1. Susan Smith Talks about Mustard Gas with PBS

    During World War II, the U.S. government conducted experiments with mustard gas and other chemicals on thousands of American troops. A new NPR investigation has found that some military experiments singled out African-American, Japanese-American and Puerto Rican servicemen by race. Judy Woodruff learns more from Caitlin Dickerson of NPR and Susan Smith of University of Alberta.

  2. The Kastro Kallithea Study Season 2015. An Impression by Matt Gabert and Karey Rodgirs

  3. Interview David Rupp about the Canadian Institute in Greece at UAlberta

    Dr David Rupp

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