David Marples, BA, MA, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept
(780) 905-8859
2-57C Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4


Area of Study / Keywords

Ukraine Belarus Russia History Politics 20c 21c


Winner of:

University Cup, 2008

Killam Annual Professorship, 2004

J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research, 2003

Faculty of Arts Excellence in Research Award for Full Professors, 1999

Chair of Department, 2014-19


Main research areas are 20th and 21st century Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia.


History 322: 20c Russia

History 631: Problems in 20c Russian History

History 300: Russia Since Independence

History 121: Russia in the Cold War

History 114: The World in the Last Ten Years


HIST 104 - The Atomic Age: The World After 1945

Introduction to key economic, political, and societal changes at the global scale.

HIST 114 - The History of the World in the Last 10 Years

Global historical developments over the last 10 years with emphasis on the interaction of states and peoples.

HIST 322 - Russia in the 20th Century

An historical survey of domestic and foreign policy, from Nicholas II to Yeltsin.

HIST 419 - Topics in Soviet History

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

HIST 631 - Problems in 20th-Century Russian History

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David R. Marples and Alla Hurska

Washington, DC. 2022 September;

David R. Marples

Budapest, Hungary. 2022 January;

David R. Marples

Canadian Slavonic Papers. 2021 December; 63 (3-4):278-295

David R. Marples and Veranika Laputska

Europe-Asia Studies. 2021 August; 74 (1):19

David R. Marples

Journal of Belarusian Studies. 2021 June;

Kurapaty: Belarus' Continuing Debates

David R. Marples and Veranika Laputska

Slavic Review. 2020 October; Vol. 79, Fall 2020 (3):521-543

David R. Marples

Bristol, UK. 2020 June;

Aya Fujiwara and David R. Marples, Editors

Stuttgart, Germany and New York, USA. 2020 April;

David R. Marples

Bristol, UK. 2017 April;

David R. Marples and Frederick V. Mills

Stuttgart, Germany and New York, USA. 2015 April;

David R. Marples

Stuttgart, Germany and New York, USA. 2014 June;

Russia in the 20th Century: The Quest for Stability

David R. Marples

Harlow, Essex, UK. 2011 April;

David R. Marples

Budapest, Hungary: Central European University Press. 2007 September;