History of China at UBC

The Department of History offers a complete set of courses on China for undergraduates and provides graduate students with training in fields from the Ming dynasty to the Republic congruent with the expertise of its faculty. Please browse through this History Department sub-site and learn more about our research and teaching programs.

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Careers for Historians

Welcome to Careers for Historians. This is a resource for history students to explore career options. It’s for those who are considering pursuing studies in history, for those who already have a history degree (undergraduate or graduate) and are wondering about what career paths exist, and for faculty members to refine how they advise their students.

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Everything you need to know to both apply to and graduate through the UBC History Programs:

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The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the history of early modern Europe, with an expected start date of 1 July 2015. The department is interested in candidates who focus on the history of western or central Europe during the period 1450-1700.  All applications are welcome, but preference will be given to scholars whose work complements and expands on the department’s existing strengths.

The Department of History at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in the field of African history, effective 1 July 2015.  The search committee invites applicants working in all fields and periods of African history except North Africa/Maghreb.  We are looking for candidates whose research and interests will complement and enhance those of our current faculty.  One such example would be a focus on the pre-modern period.

In Press

A. Denning, Transports of Speed, in The Fin-de-siècle World, M. Saler New York and London: Routledge, In Press.

Recent Faculty Publications

T. Mayer, Cultural Cross-Dressing: Posing and Performance in Orientalist Portraiture, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 281-298, 2012.

Recent Student Publications

G. Arbulu, Teresa, M., and Sharon, T., Peru's Amazonian Imaginary: Marginality, Territory and National Integration, in Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Nature, Subjects and Struggle, A. Latta and Wittman, H. 2012.