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...)
Converging Empires: Citizens and Subjects in the North Pacific Borderlands, 1867–1945 Andrea Geiger
Cooperative Rule: Community Development in Britain's Late Empire Aaron Windel
June Fourth: The Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989 Jeremy Brown
Persistent Callings: Seasons of Work and Identity on the Oregon Coast Joseph E. Taylor III
Bruxelles et sa radio : émotions et sonorités, 1923-1960 Nicolas Kenny
Finding a home and a path for the future with SFU History June 07, 2023
Like many of our students, Julian Polanski arrived at SFU with energy, ambition, and intelligence,...
SFU History Annual Newsletter Available for Download February 03, 2023
Volume 19 of Primary Source, the Department of History's Annual Newsletter, is now available for...
SFU History Decolonization Working Group Releases Report January 27, 2023
After 18 months of work and with the guidance of student research assistants Zaina Khan and Ashley...