Events in History

Canada Research Chairs are world-class scientists and scholars from diverse backgrounds who are working on new discoveries and innovations that help our environment, health, communities and economy thrive.

                 The History Department wants to congratulate it's two new CRC chairs

Julie Nagam — Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Collaboration and Digital Media
Mary Jane Logan McCallum — Canada Research Chair in Indigenous People, History and Archives


The study of History deals with the past - it interprets human affairs and institutions as they change in time. By actively exploring the past we strive to understand the complexities of the present and to anticipate the challenges of the future. The Department of History offers courses designed to lead students, in stages, to an understanding of the historian's craft and of the historical process. As a student of History, you will improve your ability to evaluate evidence and learn how to present your interpretations in clear and logical written and oral arguments. Ever wonder what people who have a History degree do? The Canadian Historical Association has put together some profiles; take a look!

Colleagues in the USA have carried out a major survey of employment for History majors:survey available!


Dr. MaryJane McCallum and UofM's Dr. Adele Perry Dr. MaryJane McCallum Full Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Department of History along with Dr. Adele Perry From the University of Manitoba co-authors of Structures of Indifference: A Life and Death in a Canadian City (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2018). On June 4, 2019, the Canadian Historical Association announced McCallum and Perry as winners of the Aboriginal History Book Prize. They were awarded the prize at the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting at the University of British Columbia during the 2019 Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Read more >