News and events

Sabina Trimble: BC Studies Prize

Stories about places—What do they mean to disparate social groups? How do they assert a sense of ownership over a piece of land? These are the complex questions that UVic History graduate student Sabina Trimble sets out to address in her award-winning article in BC Studies, “Storying Swí:lhcha: Place Making and Power at a Stó:lō Landmark.” Her work just won the 2016 BC Studies Prize, a very notable achievement for a student who has just completed her Master’s degree.

News and Media on Landscapes of Injustice

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.

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Susannah Heschel - History of Jewish Scholarship on Islam: The Story of A Fascination - 2017-03-23

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As a leading scholar of Judaism, and religion and culture in European history, Dr. Heschel will present the history of Jewish scholarship on Islam in the modern world. In the nineteenthcentury, Jewish scholars in Europe began to demonstrate the parallels between Judaism and Islam. Theirs was a distinct Orientalism that focused on Islam’s rationalism, monotheism, and religious law.Dr. Heschel will reflect on the role of Jewish scholarship within the larger context of the nineteenth century’s approach to “religion,” European imperialism, and its adoption and transformation ofinsights drawn from New Testament scholarship.

Presented by the Religious Studies Department


Location: DAVID STRONG BUILDING- C118
Times:16:30 - 18:00
Pricing:

Free


URL:http://web.uvic.ca/history

Roy Miki, The Legacy of Japanese Canadian Redress - 2017-03-29

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

4:30 pm | David Strong Bld C116

With Roy Miki, GG award-winning poet and leader of redress movement, “The Legacy of Japanese Canadian Redress: A Reflection/An Assessment” Dr. Miki will offer an assessment of the legacy ofredress including a comparative look at Japanese Canadian redress and the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.


Location: DAVID STRONG BUILDING- C116
Times:16:30 - 18:00
Pricing:

Free and open to the public


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Cafe Historique - Vimy at 100 - 2017-04-04

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Vimy at 100

The Battle for Vimy Ridge and the Making of Canada

Dr. David Zimmerman will be speaking on the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, a battle so significant for the making of our country that the land on which the memorial stands was ceded toCanada by the French government.

Why do we commemorate? What does it mean to mark historical anniversaries? Come to Hermann’s Jazz Club for an enjoyable evening of investigation and discussion in a classy, convivialatmosphere. Doors open at 5pm; talks begin at 6:30. Reserve your seats online at http://Eventbrite.caor clio@uvic.ca.


Location:Hermann's Jazz Club - BC - British Columbia
Times:17:00 - 20:00
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Free


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Cafe Historique - The First Media War - 2017-05-02

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The First Media War: The Protestant Reformation and the Power of Print

On May 2 Mitch Lewis-Hammond will take us back to 1517 and the birth of the Protestant Reformation, and describe how both sides used a revolutionary new communications medium – print – towage war in the battle for souls. Why do we commemorate? What does it mean to mark historical anniversaries? Come to Hermann’s Jazz Club for an enjoyable evening of investigation and discussion in aclassy, convivial atmosphere. Doors open at 5pm; talks begin at 6:30.


Location:Hermann's Jazz Club -
Times:17:00 - 20:00
Pricing:

Free - register at:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-first-media-war-the-protestant-reformation-and-the-power-of-print-uvic-cafe-historique-tickets-32164080631?aff=es2


URL:http://www.uvic.ca/humanities/history/home/news/current/cafe-historique.php