Welcome to the Department of History

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University is located on the unceded and stolen territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Nations. Unceded means that these lands have never been surrendered and thus Indigenous claims of sovereignty and title continue to apply to them, as is recognized by the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and sections 25 and 35 of the Canadian Constitution. As scholars who benefit from being on this land, we believe it is our duty to amplify Indigenous voices in our department.

Welcome to the Department of History at Simon Fraser University.  We are a community of faculty, staff, sessional instructors, graduate students, and undergraduates dedicated to understanding and explaining how and why things change. We study the history of places from British Columbia to Africa, China, and beyond; we analyze events from thousands of years ago through the present day. (More...)

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