Department of History

Colonial Legacies Field School in South Africa

Colonial Legacies Field School in South Africa

Students learn on-the-ground about impacts of colonial histories in everyday life and on rural and urban landscapes; sustainable rural development; apartheid & reconciliation; grassroots anti-poverty initiatives; community responses to HIV/AIDS; gender & development; land, labour & global economy; modes of historical memory.

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The Corvette journal

The Corvette journal

Ben Fast at the Victoria Art Gallery for the lauch of The Corvette.  History students have the opportunity to have their work published in our undergraduate journal.

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Special projects

Special projects

History professor John Lutz  with students Graeme Johnston and Caitlin Ottenbreit at the launch of the UVic Digital Map collection with an historic fire insurance map book at UVic Special Collections.

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Social interaction

Social interaction

Our reading room provides students a welcoming space for learning and building relationships.  In the History Department we are proud that we provide an inviting and collegial atmosphere.

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History in the news

History in the news

PhD student Jim Kempling is interviewd by CBC on his grant funded project A City goes to War.  This project includes funding for undergraduate courses in digital history.

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Community engagement through oral history

Community engagement through oral history

Graduate student Caitlin Copage gains practical oral history experience through interviews with Claire-Rhoda Peters of the Stó:lō Nation.

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Dive into the past. Shape the future.

An understanding of history is crucial. We need to understand the paths that brought societies to where they are today. History gives us the tools to reflect on who we are, where we have come from, and where we might go. Exploring the past is also exciting and intellectually challenging, particularly when you work with our great researchers and teachers.

Dr. Lynne Marks
Chair, Department of History

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