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 Capitalism before 1800, with an expected start date of 1 July 2019. Thematic and geographic specialty is open.

Congratulations to Prof. Laura Ishiguro for winning the University’s Killam Teaching Prize for 2017-18. The prize recognizes Prof. Ishiguro’s dedicated and innovative teaching, curriculum development, and mentorship of student scholars both inside and outside of the classroom. Prof.

We invite you to join us on April 22 for the City of Vancouver’s formal apology for historical discrimination against people of Chinese ancestry.  Several member

Congratulations to Richard Menkis, recipient of the 2018 Louis Rosenberg Canadian Jewish Studies Distinguished Service Award.  This award recognizes the significant contribution by an individual, institution, or group to Canadian Jewish Studies.  For more details on the award and Richard's work, see here




Applications to the History Honours Program 2018W are now being accepted!

Full details on the application process, including application instructions, can be found here.  Applications are being accepted until Friday, May 11.  To apply now, see here.

The UBC Department of History is pleased to invite you to this year’s 8th Annual Burge Lecture "Illumination and its Discontents: Electricity Theft and the Political Economy of Japanese Energy" with guest lecturer Dr. Ian Miller, Professor of History at Harvard University.

Thinking about a History Major, Minor, or applying for the Honours Program?  

The UBC History Department is pleased to invite you to come to learn more about our undergraduate programs at our information and social event:

The NDP government recently announced their decision to move forward with the construction of Site C Dam. The controversial project, which is set to cost the province an estimated $10.7 billion, has been actively protested by environmentalists and Indigenous communities. Dr. Tina Loo has written various pieces on the province’s history with large Dam projects, most recently on Cite C, and their effects on local communities and provincial economies.

Congratulations to Laura Ishiguro for her appointment as a Wilson Associate with the Wilson Institute for Canadian History​ at McMaster University.

A special congratulations to Jeff Byrne, the 2017 winner of the AHA's Bentley Prize for his book Mecca of Revolution: Algeria, Decolonization, and the Third World Order (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016). This prestigious prize is awarded annually to the best book in the field of world history.