The Program Committee welcomes paper proposals on all historical topics, regions, and time-periods, as well as ideas for innovative sessions and workshops.
News and events
Merna Forster wins national award for work to promote women in history!
Merna Forster wins the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media
A blog focusing on the unwritten rules to history, as both a discipline, a field of study, and as a career.
Full day workshop hosted by UVic History and Continuing Studies.
The History department is proud to host several guest speakers this year!
What is a Café Historique? A group of interesting people in a convivial café setting, who gather to hear a talk and discuss new ideas about how the past has shaped our present and future, as well as to drink, eat, converse, meet friends, and have an evening to remember.
- 2016-09-08 Co-op and Career Events - Fall 2016
- 2016-04-08 Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards
- 2016-03-10 Children of Denial With Elder Larry Grant, Musqueam Nation
- 2016-03-07 Lansdowne lecture with Dr. Khaled Fahmy
- 2016-02-23 Thinking Women: The Life and Work of Michiko ‘Midge’ Ayukawa
- 2016-02-16 Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) Fair
- 2016-02-15 Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC Scholarships
- 2016-01-12 The City Talks
- 2016-01-20 Holocaust Awareness Post-Survivor Exhibit
- 2016-01-19 Dr. Stanger-Ross in the news
- 2016-01-04 Sacred Sites: Dishonour and Healing
- 2015-12-18 Register now for Qualicum Conference 2016!
- 2015-12-18 Pro-D Event for High School Teachers Feb 19
- 2015-11-04 Auction to benefit Syrian refugee family
- 2015-11-17 Call for Submissions for Holocaust Remembrance Day Exhibit
- 2015-11-18 Post-Industrialism, Anti-Colonialism and the Arts and Crafts
- 2015-11-18 Dr. Neilesh Bose - lecture Nov.19
- 2015-11-06 Information Session on Graduate School
- 2015-11-04 Ethnohistory Field School in the News
- 2015-09-11 Work study positions available!
- 2015-09-03 JCURA winners
- 2015-09-23 Undergrad welcome reception
- 2015-09-14 Understanding the Refugee Crisis - Part II: The Canadian Response
- 2015-09-23 Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture
- 2015-09-03 The City Talks
- 2015-09-03 Indigenous Resurgence and Reconciliation
- 2015-08-28 Letter to Globe and Mail
- 2015-07-29 Fall courses with space available
- 2015-07-21 Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: Race, Indigeneity and the Transpacific
- 2015-07-07 Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project
- 2015-07-07 Hunt for answers to Franklin Expedition is newest “old cold case” for award-winning project
- 2015-03-30 Cafe Historique
- 2015-04-08 Humanities Teaching Award
- 2015-03-25 Washington Post Article Featuring Dr. Rachel Cleves' Research
- 2015-03-24 Undergraduate Job Opportunity
- 2015-01-27 Pro-D Event for High School Teachers
- 2015-02-12 Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity
- 2015-01-05 Lansdowne Lecture
- 2015-01-02 2015 Qualicum History Conference
- 2014-09-26 Cafe Historique
- 2014-11-13 Michiko ‘Midge’ Ayukawa Commemorative Lecture
- 2014-11-06 Qualicum Auction
- 2014-10-16 Grannies Grow the World
- 2014-10-09 Movements Undoing Border Imperialism: A Talk with Writer and Activist Harsha Walia
- 2014-09-09 Dr. Eric Sager elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
- 2014-07-09 Great course options for 1st and 2nd year students
- 2014-08-27 UVic announces $5.5M multi-partner humanities research project on Japanese Canadian dispossession.
- 2014-06-18 JCURA awards - deadline extended!
- 2013-09-24 Ten days that shook the world – a café historique
- 2014-04-30 UVic launches Colonial Legacies field school, in time for South African national election
- 2014-06-05 CRC Tier II Chair in Modern Global and Comparative History
- 2014-05-07 Project manager for Landscapes of Injustice
- 2013-10-17 Faces of UVic research
- 2014-04-15 Scholarship opportunities for History students
- 2014-04-29 Undergraduate Work Opportunities
- 2013-02-12 Extended Deadlines for Grad Applications
- 2012-03-05 2011 History newsletter
- 2012-09-05 Tamara Vrooman - How a Historian Became a CEO
- 2013-10-01 Paul Summerville Event
- 2012-04-17 12-13 Undergraduate Research Scholarships
- 2012-08-21 The City Talks
- 2013-09-05 Upcoming lecture: Chief Bev Sellars
- 2014-03-06 Living Calendar
- 2014-03-04 Dr. Colby - The West and US Expansion
- 2014-03-04 City Talks Lecture
- 2014-03-04 Public Talk by Eugene Rogan, Oxford University
- 2014-02-07 “Victoria’s Black History” - John Adams
- 2014-02-04 World History Lecture - February 6
- 2013-12-18 Qualicum History Conference this weekend in Parksville
- 2014-01-08 Pro-D Day Workshops for Social Studies Teachers
- 2014-01-29 Guest Lecture: Patrick Dunae
- 2014-01-20 Neil Burton Memorial Lecture - Shark Truth
- 2014-01-20 Book Launch: Undoing Border Imperialism
- 2014-01-17 Lansdowne Lecture - Dr. Allyson Poska
- 2014-01-16 Making a Life in History After an MA
- 2014-01-06 Historical lead research leads to $1 billion courtroom victory
- 2013-12-09 Upcoming Graduate Defences
- 2013-11-20 In Memoriam - Dr. Ian MacPherson
- 2013-11-18 Qualicum Auction this Tuesday Nov. 19th
- 2013-11-14 Upcoming Grad Defense
- 2013-11-06 Bonnie Sawyer - CSRS Public Lecture
- 2013-10-30 ON TRIAL! The Panama Maru in Victoria: Performing a Hundred Year Retrospective
- 2013-10-30 Syria risks losing more than bazaars and mosques
- 2013-10-16 Thinking about an MA in History at UVic or Elsewhere?
- 2013-10-10 Bev Sellars Presentation
- 2013-10-10 The Corvette - Call for Submissions
- 2013-10-10 THUGS Upcoming Events!
- 2013-09-24 Work Study Positions Available!
- 2012-10-23 History Students Represented at 50th Anniversary Awards Ceremony
- 2013-09-05 History Social Spetember 17
- 2013-03-28 History is more than just getting the facts right
- 2013-05-23 Whose History? A Public Forum on Harper's Review of Canadian History
- 2013-05-14 UVic is hosting the annual CHA conference
- 2013-05-14 2014 South Africa Field School
- 2013-04-29 Online Museum Offers View Into Chinatown
- 2012-03-22 Upcoming Graduate Defences
- 2013-02-26 City Talks: “Making Healthy and Equitable City Planning Work: Lessons from Three Continents”
- 2013-02-18 Faces of UVic Research - Dr. Eric Sager
- 2013-01-03 High School Essay Contest
- 2012-11-26 History course in the news!
- 2012-10-03 Qualicum Auction!
- 2012-09-27 The City Walks
- 2012-09-07 2012-13 Work study positions are now posted!
- 2012-09-04 Dr. Marks wins Marion Dewar Prize!
- 2012-05-08 Dr. Lutz wins Craigdarroch Award
- 2012-04-23 Deadline to apply for McKinnon scholarship extended!
- 2012-03-26 Dr. Eric Sager wins the 2012 Paz Buttedahl Career Achievement Award
- 2012-03-21 Seminar Discussion with Michael Gilsenan
- 2012-03-19 Scholarship opportunities!
- 2012-03-15 Lecture on the Future of Digital Research
- 2012-03-13 The City Talks - Seeing Like a City
- 2012-03-08 W. Kaye Lamb Essay Scholarships
- 2012-02-29 Help us with the History of History!
- 2012-02-29 A Lead Up to War? Panel Discussion On U.S.-Iranian Relations
- 2012-01-26 Summer 2012 course offerings
- 2012-01-31 Lecture with Distinguished Women Scholar Dr. Paula Fass
- 2012-02-09 A Commemorative Symposium, 70th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Uprooting: Reconciling a Difficult Past
- 2012-02-06 Archived news stories
- 2011-12-23 How a historian became a CEO
- 2011-12-23 Lansdowne Lecture: Dr. Kelly DeVries on the Siege of Rhodes
- 2011-12-23 Registration for the 2012 Qualicum Conference is OPEN!
- 2011-11-28 New History Department website nearing completion
See History events in the UVic events calendar.
Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- D110
Times:17:30 - 19:00
This lecture traces how interactions between Christian missionaries and Muslim religious entrepreneurs led to the foundation of Muslim evangelical organizations. Drawing on case studies fromIndia, the United States, and Japan between the early 19th and mid-20th century, the lecture uses the model of religious economy to analyze the methods by which Muslim religious entrepreneurs formednew organizations, representing typical products of the Islamic experience of globalization.
Location: SEDGEWICK BUILDING- C168
Times:10:30 - 12:00
William Zachs - Hunting the Leviathan: 'John Locke's Missing Copy of Hobbes' Leviathan Uncovered' - 2016-11-01
Using copies of books from his own personal collection, William Zachs discusses his discovery of hitherto unidentified books from the extensive library of the great English philosopher JohnLocke, and, in particular, the copy of Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan (1651) that was once owned by Locke.
Location: CLEARIHUE BUILDING- B215
Times:13:30 - 14:30
In this lecture William Zachs recounts how he has collected over 15,000 volumes and countless manuscripts and ephemera related to eighteenth-century Scotland. He charts his progress fromtentative student collector to bibliomaniac, museum curator and exhibition organizer. His conclusion is that thoughtful collecting is itself a scholarly endeavour and a discipline in every sense ofthe word.
Location: CLEARIHUE BUILDING- A308
Times:19:30 - 21:30
Going Steady Sex: Desire, Consent, and Assault in Postwar American Youth Sexual Culture - 2016-11-03
Amanda Littauer’s talk will focus on the deceptively familiar postwar dating practice of going steady, which she claims was not simply an innocent way for white, middle-class youth to testthe waters of early marriage but, rather, an important site of sexual initiation, exploration, and exhilaration—and also, unfortunately, sexual coercion and violence. To a greater extent thanhistorians have understood, steady relationships both framed and veiled widespread premarital heterosexual sexuality.
Location:CLEARIHUE BUILDING - A303
Times:16:30 - 18:00
Visualizing South Africa Through an American Lens: Margaret Bourke-White Covers the Rise of Apartheid - 2016-11-15
As a photographer for Life and Fortune magazines, in 1949 Margaret Bourke-White traveled to South Africa to take photographs in a country that was becoming racially polarized by whiteminority rule. Much of her work remained unknown until recently. This illustrated talk explores Bourke-White's artistic and political formation in the 1930s and 1940s and provides a context for herremarkable photographs of South Africa at a crucial crossroads.
Dr. Rick Halpern is a social historian whose work has focused on race and labour in a number of national and international contexts. His most recent book, co-authored with Alex Lichtenstein,is Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid. He holds the Bissell-Heyd Chair of American Studies at the University of Toronto.
Co-Sponsored by the Centre of Global Studies and the Department of History.
Location: DAVID TURPIN BUILDING- 118
Times:16:30 - 18:00
Today's political debates often make it seem as if religion and queerness are sworn enemies. But a closer look at the history of LGBT rights reveals a different story. This lecture returns toa pivotal moment in queer history, the 1969 Stonewall Riots, to explore the religious and spiritual experiments taking place within a supposedly secular movement.
Heather R. White - Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Religion Gender & Queer Studies Program University of Puget Sound and author of the recently published Reforming Sodom:Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights (University of North Carolina Press)
Location: CLEARIHUE BUILDING- A212
Times:19:30 - 21:30