• Careers for Historians
    A resource for history students to explore career options.
  • Clio
    In the History Honours Program, students make the shift from being consumers of history to becoming producers of historical knowledge.
  • Xuanjitu
    Learn more about one of North America's strongest research groups in the History of China
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    Welcome to the UBC History Department’s Graduate Program. Our prize-winning faculty have created an exciting graduate program located in a dynamic university in one of the world’s most desirable cities.



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

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RT : China's bid to claim maritime rights is tied to goal of building a superpower, says prof Timothy Brook https://t.co/Jmt15IJ3xq
RT : Important reading for university administrators and PhD advisors: Why do so many graduate students quit? https://t.co/CdU5XRQeNK
RT : Excited to meet and learn from students like Jayden at the BC provincial Heritage Fair . Passionate ! https://t.co/rRw1hdm38U


History Department, University of British Columbia
Call for applications to teach in:

The UBC History Department invites applications for Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), invites applications for a one-year position as an assistant professor without review in the field of modern Japanese history, effective 1 July 2016. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand or expect to have successfully defended prior to 1 July 2016. They are expected to provide evidence of excellence in research, as demonstrated by published contributions or potential contributions to scholarship in their field.

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 2016. 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.

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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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In Press

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

Recent Faculty Publications

A. Bronfman, Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, In Press.