Department of History

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past” - William Faulkner

Welcome to the Department of History

“We acknowledge that we live and work in the traditional territory of the Siksikaitsitapii (Blackfoot people). We also acknowledge the role the discipline of History has played in the dispossession and genocide of Indigenous peoples, here and around the world.”

Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Lethbridge! Our department includes an incredible group of professors, all with national and international reputations for their scholarship. Our geographical strengths are in western European and North American History, but we also offer courses in World History and Asian History, and our temporal expertise stretches from the Ancient World to the twentieth century. Learn more about the Department of History.

Sheila McManus - History

A special message about Fall 2020 from Dr. Sheila McManus, Department of History.

Department Highlights

Upcoming January Presentation

The History Colloquium Series hosts a presentation by Dr. Mai Ishihara, the author of Autoethnography of ‘Silence’: The Story of the Pain of Silent Ainu and Their Care (Sapporo: Hokkaido University Press, Dec. 2020 [in Japanese]). This talk, in English, is co-sponsored by Asian Studies and the Centre for Oral History and Tradition (COHT).  

Francis First Charger Ninnaisipistoo ("Owl Chief") will open our event with a blessing. 

Date/Time: Thurs, Jan. 21, 2021  7:00 pm via Zoom

Dr. Mai Ishihara is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. She specializes in Cultural Anthropology and Ainu and Indigenous Research. 

More details including registration info TBA  


Book Release - Dr. Amy Shaw

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Shaw and her co-editor, Sarah Glassford on the release of their book "Making the Best of It - Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War.

Faculty Feature | Dr. Heather Stanley, Faculty Member - History

I am very excited to be joining the faculty in the Department of History and to be living in Lethbridge. As a Canadian historian my focus is primarily on the body and how we can bring embodied experiences into the historical record. My previous research has focused on gender, sex and sexuality, and medical history. My current project examines the social and medical history of postpartum depression and other maternal mental illnesses with a particular emphasis on Western Canadian experiences.   


Career Bridge | Co-operative Education & Applied Studies

Career Bridge

Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.

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