Liza Piper

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


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept
2-37 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4


Area of Study / Keywords

Environmental History Colonialism Health Natural Resources


My research examines the histories of colonialism and health, natural resources and energy in northern and western Canada.


HIST 123 - Plague: Disease and Epidemics in History

The causes, impacts, and experiences of disease in human history.

HIST 290 - Introduction to History as a Discipline

Introduction to the basic concepts of historical inquiry and techniques of research and writing in History. Course includes lectures and discussions. Required for History majors. Prerequisite: A previous course in History or consent of the Department.

HIST 488 - Topics in the History of Medicine

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

HIST 609 - Directed Study

This credit/fail course is required for students in the thesis-based M.A. program. Students are introduced to scholarship relevant to their research and supported in developing a research proposal.

HIST 698 - Topics in the History of Medicine

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Freeze-up, Break-up, and Colonial Circulation

Author(s): Piper, L.
Publication Date: 6/1/2020
Publication: Journal of Northern History
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 17-41
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A Province Powered by Coal: The Renaissance of Coal Mining in Late 20th c. Alberta

Author(s): L. Piper and H. Green
Publication: Canadian Historical Review
Volume: 98
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 532-567
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Chesterfield Inlet, 1949, and the Ecology of Epidemic Polio

Author(s): Liza Piper
Publication: Environmental History
Volume: 20
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 671-698
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Climates of Our Times

Author(s): Liza Piper
Publication: Graeme Wynn and Colin M. Coates, eds. The Nature of Canada
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Environmental Activism on the Ground: Small Green and Indigenous Organizing

Author(s): Jon Clapperton, Liza Piper
Publication: University of Calgary Press
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From Subsistence to Nutrition: The Canadian State’s involvement in food and diet in the North, 1900-1970.

Author(s): Liza Piper
Publication: Ice Blink: Navigating Northern Environmental History.
Volume: Ed. S. Bocking and B. Martin
Issue: University of Calgary Press.
Page Numbers: Ch. 6
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