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


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.

Kristine Alexander

Faculty Feature | Dr. Kristine Alexander, Associate Professor of History, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Child and Youth Studies

My current positions at the U of L are: Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Child and Youth Studies, associate professor of history and co-director of the Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS). As a Canada Research Chair, I am currently working on a number of research projects, all of which ask new questions about how young people have understood and engaged with global processes and events over the past 100 years.

The Department of History Colloquium

Please note that all presentations/events for the Department of History have been suspended/cancelled due to the mandate issued by the U of L re:  COVID-19.


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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