Department of History

UVic History professor will lead a 7-year, $5.5M research project

UVic History professor will lead a 7-year, $5.5M research project

Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross is the Project Director for Landscapes of Injustice. A multi-partner research project that will tell the story of thousands of Japanese Canadians that were uprooted and dispossed during the Second World War.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Special projects

Special projects

The Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History project team at the launch of the new Franklin Mystery in Ottawa June 4th 2015. The Mysteries project provides engaging, high-quality materials to schools and universities for the teaching of historical methods and Canadian History. 
Stewart Arneil, Merna Forster, John Lutz, Ruth Sandwell, Peter Gossage, Lyle Dick.  Find out more at www.canadianmysteries.ca

Read more
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.

Read more
Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Sto:lo Cultural Advisor Dr. Sonny McHalsie telling the 2015 Ethnohistory about the epic battle between Xe:hals and a medicine man at the entrance to the Fraser Canyon east of Yale, B.C where  the medicine man was turned into stone.

Read more

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. John Lutz
Chair, Department of History

Like UVic History Department to learn about news and events on campus.