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. Congratulations to Sean Gouglas

    Let's get to know our newest Full Professor, Sean Gouglas.

  2. "Has Environmental History Lost Its Way?"

    Nature's Past Podcast with Dr Liza Piper

  3. In Remebrance: Professor Emeritus Larry Aronsen

    We are saddened by the news that our friend and colleague Professor Emeritus, Larry Aronsen, passed away on January 25, 2016 in Vancouver.

  4. Graduate Student Teaching Workshop

    MA and PhD students, as well as postdocs, are invited to attend a series of workshops that focus on professional development in teaching. All are welcome.

  5. Department of History & Classics Colloquium

    Our first public talk of the new term is on Thursday, January 14 at 3:30pm in Business 1-5, featuring our former Chair, David J. Hall, discussing: "What Were They Thinking? Reflections on the Federal Government's Assumptions in Negotiating the Numbered Indian Treaties of the 1870s" Dr. Hall will argue that Government and Native Peoples had widely disparate understandings of the treaty process and commitments in the 1870s. This, in turn, is vital to an appreciation of subsequent government 'Indian" policies, and the Native response to them. All are welcome!

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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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