UVic’s New MA Stream in Public History

UVic’s New MA Stream in Public History

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!
Photo of Powell Street Festival: Landscape RA's interacting with the public at the Powell Street Festival in July 2016. Photo by Ken Josephson.

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The Thinking Garden

The Thinking Garden

Dr. Elizabeth Vibert has been working on a documentary film called The Thinking Garden which tells the inspiring story of South African women seeking food justice.  In this photo cinematographer Mo Simpson, director Christine Welsh, and location assistant Basani Ngobeni race to get a shot of farmers returning home after collecting water, Jopi village.   Stay tuned for more!

Landscapes of Injustice project

Landscapes of Injustice project

'What does it mean to lose your home?' Recent acquisition from pre-war Japanese-Canadian lumber baron sparks new questions for seven year, 5.5 million dollar SSHRC research project investigating the dispossession of Japanese Canadians in the 1940s.
Photo credit: Fishing boats Steveston BC Nikkei National Museum 2010.31.2
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Colonial Realities Tour

Colonial Realities Tour

Students and faculty in front of the Community Action bus at the 2,000 year-old Songhees village site now called Oak Bay on one of the Colonial Realities Tours organized by the History Department and led by Songhees Acting Director of Local Services, Cheryl Bryce.

Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

John Price and Minister Teresa Wat pose for photo with representatives of the Legacy Initiative Advisory Council and a representative of Barkerville Historic Town on the occasion of the launching of the Chinese Canadian Artifact Project. The project, with John Price as Principal Investigator and Zhongping Chen as Research Director, brought together 6500 digitial images of Chinese Canadian artifacts from 16 museums across the province.

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Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island Project

Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island Project

Songhees Elder Joan Morris shared her recollections of visiting Victoria's Chinatown to the workshop 'Asian Canadians on Lekwungen Territories' held at the Robert Bateman Centre in downtown Victoria yesterday. This was the third in a series of workshops organized by the project, Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: Race, Indigeneity and the Transpacific.

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

History on the Edge

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UVic History faculty on Canadian History for TRU Open Learning