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.
News and events
The History department is proud to host several guest speakers this year!
The Thinking Garden is a documentary about South African women seeking food justice.
Bev Sellars will give a presentation on her new book Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival
A new exhibition at the Legacy Art Gallery curated by John Lutz.
During the 1940s, Canada enacted mass displacement and dispossession of people on racial grounds, a collective moral failure that remains only partially addressed. Japanese Canadians lost their homes, farms, businesses, as well as personal, family, and communal possessions. Landscapes of Injustice is dedicated to recovering and grappling with this difficult past.
The symposium will start with tours of Songhees traditional territory by land and sea on Friday the 24th followed by a mix of academic and community presentations.
We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for UVic’s new MA Stream in Public History, for students who will be entering the program in September 2017.
A blog focusing on the unwritten rules to history, as both a discipline, a field of study, and as a career.
- 2017-01-13 Community Mapping and Innovation Showcase
- 2017-01-05 Register now for Qualicum Conference!
- 2016-11-08 Extensive digital database about Great War now housed at UVic
- 2015-09-23 Cafe Historique
- 2016-10-21 Qualicum History Conference Call for Papers
- 2016-10-20 Merna Forster wins national award for work to promote women in history!
- 2016-09-30 October 21 workshop for History and Social Studies teachers!
- 2016-09-08 Co-op and Career Events - Fall 2016
- 2016-04-08 Upcoming Graduate Defences
- 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
- 2015-10-26 Refugee Committee
- 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.
The Trump Presidency One Month On - As part of the World Affairs in Historical Perspective Series - 2017-02-20
THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY: ONE MONTH ON
Part of the World Affairs in Historical Perspective Series
WHEN: Monday, February 20th, 2017
TIME: 3:00pm – 4:20 pm
WHERE: UVic’s David Turpin Building, Rm A102
(Note the larger room – different building)
Join us this “Presidents’ Day” for a panel discussion on the impact of a Trump Presidency one month in perspective.
Chaired by:Martin Bunton, Acting Director, Centre for Global Studies
Avigail Eisenberg (Political Science)
Colin Bennett (Political Science)
Donald Galloway (Law)
Victor Ramraj (Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives - CAPI, Law)
Andrew Wender (Political Science and History)
*Co-Sponsored by the Centre for Global Studies,
the Department of History & the Department of Political Science
Location: DAVID TURPIN BUILDING- A102
Times:15:00 - 16:20
Join us for the launch of the Scholarship and Activism Forumwebsite and a roundtable discussion on the topics of scholarship, activism, and socialjustice. What does engaged scholarship look like in different disciplines? What is the role of the academy in promoting a just society? How is our scholarship impacted by the changing politicalclimate?
With opening remarks from Dr. Chris Goto-Jones (Dean of Humanities), the launch will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Drs. Janni Aragon (Poli Sci), Karen Kobayashi (Sociology),John Lutz (History), and Georgia Sitara (History, Women's Studies, and Social Justice Studies).
This event is put on in partnership with UVic History Department, the History Department Graduate Program, and Landscapes of Injustice. Light refreshments will be served.
Location:STUDENT UNION BUILDING - Upper Lounge
Times:15:30 - 17:30
This event is free.
Symposium - First Nations, Land, and James Douglas: Indigenous and Treaty Rights in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia,1849-1864 - 2017-02-24
February 24-26th 2017 Songhees Wellness Centre Victoria, B.C. The symposium will begin with tours of Songhees traditional territory by land and sea on Friday followed by academic andcommunity presentations on Saturday and Sunday addressing the following themes:
1. Relations between First Nations and James Douglas
2. Indigenous and Colonial Concepts of Land, Law and Territory
3. Hunting and Fishing Rights
4. The End of Treaty-Making
5. The Roles of the HBC and the Colonial Office
6. The History of Douglas Era Reserves
7. Current relevance of these historical events.
Registration deadline is February 10, 2017. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.uvic-songhees.ca/
Location:Songhees Wellness Centre -
Free public screening and launch of 'The Thinking Garden,' a documentary film about South African women sowing the seeds of change. Q&A with filmmakers following. A film by Humanitiesprofessors Christine Welsh and Elizabeth Vibert. Three generations of South African women created a community garden in the dying days of apartheid. Twenty-five years later the garden is still goingstrong, helping to confront the ravages of climate change, poverty and HIV/AIDS. Beautifully filmed against the backdrop of a drought now gripping southern Africa, The Thinking Garden tells theinspiring story of how local action in food production can give the most vulnerable people a measure of control over their food and their futures. 35 min. In xiTsonga with English subtitles.
Event sponsored by UVic Centre for Global Studies and departments of Gender Studies and History
Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- A144 - David Lam Auditorium
Times:19:00 - 20:30
Free public event
A Social History of Income Tax
British Columbia's Role in the First 50 years of the Federal Income Tax
Dr. Shirley Tillotson
Department of History, Dalhousie University
Location: CLEARIHUE BUILDING- A206
Times:15:30 - 17:00
Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- D110
Times:16:30 - 18:00