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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    February 27 2015

    University of Alberta Department of History and Classics HCGSA 2015 Annual Graduate Conference February 27 – March 1 Recasting the Past – From Pericles to Putin

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    ‘Sustainability’ is older than you think: A historian traces an environmental buzzword back to aristocrats and colonizers.

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