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BC VOICES: “She Named It Canada Because that’s What It Was Called”: Language and Justice in Canada 2017+

  “She Named It Canada Because that’s What It Was Called”: Language and Justice in Canada 2017+ by Veronica Strong-Boag CHA Annual Meeting[1] Well before the ‘Confederation’ we officially celebrate, Canada had diverse histories and...


June 20, 2017 | BC Places and Voices

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NEW BLOG – Language and Justice in Canada 2017+

In her blog, “‘She Named It Canada Because that’s What It Was Called’: Language and Justice in Canada 2017+”, Veronica Strong-Boag explores the power of language in Canada’s past, present and future. As Canada celebrates its 150th,...


June 20, 2017 | News

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CALL FOR – Research Notes

BC Studies invites work that recognizes the knowledge practices we develop as we conduct research within differing disciplinary, social and political contexts. We encourage submissions about the ways people are doing research; about research alliances...


June 15, 2017 | News

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Call for Research Notes

BC Studies invites work that recognizes knowledge practices developed through research within different disciplinary, social and political contexts. We encourage submissions about the ways people are doing research; about research alliances and engagements, ethical and...


June 15, 2017 | News

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NEW Audiovisual Bibliography

BC Studies has just launched an Audiovisual Bibliography where we’ve catalogued the past ten years of British Columbian films. This includes films about every aspect of life in BC, as well as notable films made by leading...


June 8, 2017 | News

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Congratulations to Laura Ishiguro – CHA Article Prize Winner!

BC Studies author Laura Ishiguro was awarded the Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnictiy and Transnationalism Article Prize at this year’s CHA prize ceremony. Ishiguro’s winning article, “‘Growing up and Grown up … In Our Future City’: Discourses of...


June 1, 2017 | News

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REFLECTION by Michael Kew

Open access feature: J.E. Michael Kew’s “Reflections on Anthropology at the University of British Columbia” is now available to read online! The reflection first appeared in BC Studies no. 193, spring 2017. Read it here.


May 18, 2017 | News

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Brickyards in Nanaimo Built BC

Did you know Nanaimo had 6 brickyards in the early 20th century? Though short-lived, these brickyards contributed to the foundations of British Columbia as we now know it. Click here to read Greg Sakaki’s article...


May 17, 2017 | News

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BC Studies 2017: A Peek at the Program

As we approach BC Studies 2017 (May 4-6 at Vancouver Island University) speakers have been finalized and the program has been set. This year’s theme, (Un)Settling BritishColumbia, was influenced by the work of Arthur Manuel...


April 6, 2017 | News

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BC Studies 2017: A Peek at the Program

The 2017 BC Studies conference is fast approaching. Get a sneak peek of what this year’s conference will cover here.  Registration for the conference is still available here. BC Studies 2017 will be held May 4-6 at...


April 6, 2017 | News

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Book Launch and Readings at Nanaimo Art Gallery

The Nanaimo Art Gallery is launching their first major publication, Black Diamond Dust. The launch will feature readings by BC Studies author and local historian Lynne Bowen. Other readers include curator and co-editor Jesse Birch, and Vancouver...


March 15, 2017 | News

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New Exhibit – Earl Grey Pass Trail

History of the Earl Grey Pass Trail The Earl Grey Pass Trail traverses the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy from Argenta via Hamill Creek on the west to Toby Creek and Invermere on the east. The exhibit tells...


March 14, 2017 | News

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Blog Post from Former BCTF President

Read our latest blog post “Public Education Under BC’S Liberals: FIfteen Years of Willful Neglect,” written by former British Columbia Teachers’ Federation President Susan Lambert.   


March 7, 2017 | News

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Public Education under BC’s Liberals: Fifteen Years of Willful Neglect

BY SUSAN LAMBERT, BCTF PRESIDENT 2010-2013 Any student of history or human nature recognizes that a natural tendency and desire of any political force is to attempt to consolidate and gather more power and to...


March 7, 2017 | Case Comments

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BC Studies Prize – 2016

We are thrilled to announce the 2016 BC Studies Prize:   Winner: Sabina Trimble, “Storying Swílcha: Place-making and Power at a Stó:lõ Landmark,€  BC Studies no. 190, Histories of Settler Colonialism (Summer 2016).   Runner up: Thomas McIlwraith and...


February 20, 2017 | News

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Join Us This Sunday for our Issue Launch!

To celebrate the launch of BC Studies special issue 192 Nikkei History, the Nikkei National Museum is hosting a launch! Come join us this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Details listed on poster. Take a look at...


February 9, 2017 | News

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Unsettling an Image: Behind the BC Studies Conference Poster

In the call for papers for BC Studies 2017 we asked for “papers that explore relationships and tensions between the settled and the unsettled in British Columbia’s past, present, and future.” As historians, we looked...


February 2, 2017 | News

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Q&A with BC Studies Editor Leslie Robertson

BC Studies editor, Leslie Robertson, did a wonderful Q&A about the journal! Read it here.        


February 2, 2017 | News

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UNSETTLING AN IMAGE: Read Kelly Black’s blog post that takes a deeper look at our BC Studies conference poster

Kelly Black is Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at Vancouver Island University. In this blog she takes a deeper look into the creation of the BC Studies poster for our upcoming conference. Read it here:  “Unsettling an Image” Registeration for...


February 2, 2017 | News

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Join Us For Our Nikkei Issue Launch!

To celebrate the launch of our latest issue, Special Issue 192: Nikkei History, the Nikkei National Museum is hosting a launch! Come join us on February 12th, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm. We hope to see you there!  6688...


January 17, 2017 | News

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New Funding Program For Museums and Heritage Sites in BC

The new funding will be adminstered by the BC Museums Association, with support from Heritage BC, on behalf of the Province of B.C. Program guidelines for “British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and...


January 12, 2017 | News

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Taking a look at history of Okanagan soldiers

The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives’ first presentation of the 2017 Speaker Series is to be given by UBC Okanagan history professor Dr. Jim Wood. http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/lifestyles/409946625.html Also see: BC Studies 182 (Summer 2014) The Great War,...


January 9, 2017 | News

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ARCHIVE MATTERS: To Begin

By Angie Bain, Lower Nicola Indian Band My latest archival journey began with a simple question: Can I get a colour version of the maps? I did not anticipate where this question would lead. I...


January 6, 2017 | Archive Matters

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ARCHIVE MATTERS

Check out our new blog feature by Angie Bain, Lower Nicola Indian Band: https://www.bcstudies.com/?q=blog/archive-matters-begin Most research starts with a simple question, but as we learn more about archival collections and the communities and people that make use of...


January 6, 2017 | News