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

Cheyenne Clow

Co-op Experience Helps Cheyenne Clow Bring History to Life

"Lots of times with history, you think you're going to be in a little dark room doing research on your own, whereas the public history side of things is completely different."

Cheyenne Clow is a third-year history major with a minor in liberal education. For Cheyenne, one of her most impactful experiences at the University of Lethbridge has been her two co-op work terms.


Department of History Colloquium Series

The History Colloquium Series invites you to a presentation by Dr. Rebecca Swartz (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of the Free State in South Africa).  The presentation is co-sponsored by the Institute of Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS).

Children, Education and Settler Colonialism: Reflections from the Nineteenth Century British Empire

Day/Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Time: 3 p.m. (MST)
Location: Zoom Live Presentation
Registration is required.

Blackfoot Women’s Empowerment project highlights community and collaboration

When Tanya Pace-Crosschild (BSc ’98), director of the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society, saw a call for proposals from Women and Gender Equality Canada in 2018, she immediately recognized an opportunity to develop a project to foster the economic empowerment of Indigenous women in southern Alberta.


A Structural Pandemic: On Statues, Colonial Violence, and the Importance of History

Drs. Kristine Alexander and Mary Jane Logan McCallum have just published the first part, in a three-part series on, about the politics of statues and commemorations.


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.

Dr. Janay Nugent

Book Release - Dr. Janay Nugent

Congratulations to Dr. Janay Nugent and her co-writer, Laura A.M. Stewart, on the release of their new textbook Union and Revolution.

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