The Meiji at 150 Digital Teaching Resource (DTR) has just been launched! Curated and edited by History’s own Tristan Grunow and the Asian Library’s Japanese language librarian Naoko Kato, the Meiji at 150 Digital Teaching Resource presents new research and digital material

​We interviewed Katie Taylor, third-year law student at the Peter Allard School of Law, on her experience as a UBC History major and how her degree has informed her career after graduation.


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.

Courses for Summer 2018 have now been released!  

Check out the History Department's course offerings, including History 106 - Global Environmental History, here


A recent article posted by the Faculty of Arts features Prof. Tara Mayer and her course “Objects of Encounter: Local and Global Histories of South Asia at the Museum of Vancouver”. Created with support from Museum of Vancouver (MOV) curator Viviane Gosselin, and with funding from the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology, Objects of Encounter focuses on a collection of South Asian artefacts from MoV.

Coll Thrush's recent publication, Indigenous London: Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire (Yale, 2016) reframes the metropolis and its history through the experiences of Indigenous people who travelled there, willingly or otherwise, from territories that became the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, beginning in 15

This cluster is inspired by a desire for a multidisciplinary community with shared and varied interests in early modern studies. It will serve as a forum for faculty, graduate and interested undergraduate students. The EMRC conceives of ‘early modern’ as global and flexibly ranging from 1300-1800. The group will meet once a month to hear talks and discuss papers by UBC faculty from different departments (Asian Studies, Economics, English, FHIS, History, Music) and from invited speakers. 

Convener: John Christopolous