Liza Piper, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept
(780) 492-0855
2-37 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4


Area of Study / Keywords

Environment Disease Climate


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I am on sabbatical July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.


HIST 123 - Plague: Disease and Epidemics in History

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

Fall Term 2021
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.

Winter Term 2022
HIST 359 - Canadian Environmental History

Brings the natural environment onto a shared stage with social, economic, political and cultural history in Canada from the last ice age to the present.

Fall Term 2021
HIST 444 - Topics in Transnational History

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

Winter Term 2022
HIST 699 - Research Seminar

Winter Term 2022

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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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