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9th Annual Online Auction!

24
October
2012

BC Studies 9th Annual Online Auction

BID NOW!

November 2nd noon - November 9th noon, 2012

www.bcstudies.com/auction

FEATURE ITEM: "Panorama Peaks Entrance with Lone Tree" Digital montage, Artist’s Proof,  Ink Jet print, 38” x 18”, 2008 as featured in BC Studies 168, Okanagan Futures. Artwork by Fern Helfand. Unframed, valued at $800

AND MANY MORE EXCITING ITEMS TO BID ON:

Accommodation

Art & Design

Books

Gift Baskets

Gift Certificates

Subscriptions

Tickets to music, theatre, and dance

Tours & admissions

Yoga & Fitness passes

Bidding ends Friday, November 9th at noon!

 

BC Studies author Lynne Davis wins Blegen Award

20
September
2012

We are thrilled to announce that Lynne Davis has won the Forest History Society's 2012 Theodore C. Blegen Award for the best article in environmental history for her contribution:

"Home or Global Treasure? Understanding Relationships between the Heiltsuk Nation and Environmentalists" in BC Studies no. 171: 9-36.

Congratulations Lynne!

 

 

Call for Proposals - Island Studies: West Coast Canada & Beyond

11
September
2012

Calling all west coast BC islanders and those interested in the study of islands. We are looking for proposals for presentations that address issues implicated in the complex environmental, socio-cultural, and economic challenges that are the daily reality for island communities on West Coast Canada, USA, and elsewhere. This is a university and community conference to take place May 10, 11, 12, 2013 on Gabriola Island, BC.

We are looking for proposals from scholars, intellectuals, leaders, community members, activists, and community organizations who:

-have a passion for island communities and sustainability or the study of islands and islanders,

-want to learn and share island experiences and scholarship  with islanders from around the globe and regionally from west coast Canada and USA,

-wish to network with like-minded and island-focused individuals.

For more information see our website at www.islandstudiesconference 2013.org/

Abstract deadline: November 30, 2012

Questions: Please contact Gloria Filax at gloriaf@athabascau.ca

 

Fraser River Gold Mines and Their Place Names: A Map from Hope to Quesnel Forks

10
March
2012

by Andrew D. Nelson, Michael Kennedy and Eric Leinberger

Issue no. 172, Winter 2011/12  features a large informative map  drawn by Eric Leinberger, which accomapnies Andrew Nelson and Mike Kennedy's aritcle.

Contact us at info@bcstudies.com to order a copy.

For a PDF of the map click here:

Side A-B

Side C-D

Coming Fall 2012

12
February
2012

BC Studies is pleased to announce, Home Truths: Highlights from BC History, edited by BC Studies' editor Graeme Wynn and Associate Editor, Richard Mackie, will be published by Harbour Publishing in fall 2012.

History in BC grows profusely and luxuriantly, but with odd undergrowth,” observed historian J.M.S. Careless many years ago. This claim is fully borne out by this impressive anthology of some of the province’s most distinguished historians, geographers, and writers gleaned from over forty years of British Columbia’s leading scholarly journal, BC Studies.

This collection includes fascinating articles on the Fraser Canyon by Cole Harris; on Fort Simpson, Metlakatla, and Port Essington by Daniel Clayton; on Victoria’s early Chinese community by Patrick Dunae and others; on the eviction of Sto:lo people from Kitsilano and Stanley Park by Jean Barman; on early home design styles in Vancouver by Deryck Holdsworth; on the failed utopias of Wallachin and Sointula by Nelson Riis and Mikko Saikku; on life in a 1970s logging camp by Peter Harrison; on fly-fishing and dispossession at Penask Lake by Michael Thoms; and on the perennial lonesome prospector by Megan Davies. 

The overarching theme is provided by George Bowering in his classic essay, “Home Away,” concerning the search for a home on the West Coast—a new one for settlers and an old one for indigenous peoples.

 

BC Studies has moved!

03
June
2011

AnSo Building, Room 2
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z1

Tel: 604-822-3727
www.bcstudies.com
 

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