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Congratulations to History MA Student Deborah Deacon

Congratulations to History MA student Deborah Deacon who placed second in UVic’x the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with an outstanding performance entitled “The Seduced and Dying Woman in Victorian England” and took home a $1000 prize. Deb has shown that History can be the most engaging research at this University – thanks Deb!

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


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

Free - register at: