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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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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

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

Archive Matters

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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New Directions in Transpacific Cultural Research

New Directions in Transpacific Cultural Research A Public Symposium Organized by the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research Feb 9-10, 2017 Harbour Centre 1400, Segal Centre Room SFU Vancouver, 555 West Hastings Free and open to...


November 25, 2016 | News

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Call for SOUNDS

BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly is seeking sound clips, soundscapes, or other types of audio accompanied by a written component (article, essay, poem, story, etc.). Contributions will be peer reviewed and published online and...


November 22, 2016 | News

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Call For SOUNDS

BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly is seeking sound clips, soundscapes, or other types of audio accompanied by a written component (article, essay, poem, story, etc.). Contributions will be peer reviewed and published online and...


November 22, 2016 | News

BC Places and Voices

BC VOICES: “Men Want to Hog Everything”

“Men Want to Hog Everything”[1] by Veronica Strong-Boag In 1949 Agnes Macphail, Canada’s first female MP (as of 1921), thus summed up decades of women’s political experience after the first suffrage victories. To be sure,...


November 15, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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BC Studies Conference CFP

(Un)Settling British Columbia **SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2016** BC Studies Conference – Vancouver Island University, on the territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, Nanaimo, British Columbia – May 4-6, 2017 In the prize-winning...


October 31, 2016 | News

BC Places and Voices

BC VOICES: Science week at Koeye Camp with Raincoast Conservation Foundation

        Science week at Koeye Camp with Raincoast Conservation Foundation by Sara Wickham The invitation couldn’t of come at a worse time – I had only been home from fieldwork on the...


October 26, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

BC Places and Voices

BC VOICES: Pivot Legal Society – Reinstatement of the Heroin Assisted Treatment Program

by Katrina Pacey – Executive Director, Pivot Legal Society After a three-year legal battle, we are thrilled to announce that the federal government has finally amended regulations that block access to life-saving addiction treatment. Heroin...


October 22, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

BC Places and Voices

BC VOICES: PACIFIC WILD – UPDATE: 2+2+2=6 Steps Toward Protection of the Great Bear Sea

by Diana Chan Over the last three months, there have been several developments that could help to advance marine protection in the Great Bear Sea. While there is much work to be done, there are...


October 6, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

BC Places and Voices

PLACES OF BC: Field & The Burgess Shale

    Field, BC & The Burgess Shale By Alex Lausanne Nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Yoho National Park lies the small town of Field, BC. Although Field only houses a small population of...


October 2, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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CALL FOR APPLICANTS – BC STUDIES BLOG CURATOR

CALL FOR APPLICANTS – BC STUDIES BLOG CURATOR BC Studies is seeking an early career scholar (ideally a doctoral student) to curate the BC Studies Blog. www.bcstudies.com/blog The BCS blog, like the journal, focuses on...


September 30, 2016 | News

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CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly BC Studies publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on British Columbia’s social, cultural, political, and economic life, past and present. Articles represent research by a diverse group of...


September 28, 2016 | News

BC Places and Voices

CURRENT FINDINGS IN BC: One Ring to Bind Them All

        One Ring to Bind Them All By Kira Hoffman A dendrochronologist counts her millionth tree rings, and nothing happens… or does it? The clock ticks as I click my mouse and...


September 22, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

BC Places and Voices

BC VOICES: Call for Papers – BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly

Call for PapersBC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly BC Studies publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on British Columbia’s social, cultural, political, and economic life, past and present. Articles represent research by a diverse group of scholars...


September 20, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

BC Places and Voices

BC VOICES: Call for Papers – (Un)Settling British Columbia: BC Studies 2017

In the prize-winning book Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call, Arthur Manuel strikes a hopeful note by suggesting that “the flood waters of colonialism are, at long last, receding” (223). Nonetheless, the arrival and settlement...


September 15, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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ANNOUNCING THE NEW EDITOR OF BC STUDIES: Leslie Robertson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UBC.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Leslie Robertson to the position of Editor, BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly. We would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of the out-going Editor, Graeme Wynn....


September 8, 2016 | News

BC Places and Voices

BC VOICES: The 100 Islands Research Program

        The 100 Islands Research Program by Sara Wickham The leaves outside of my office window here at the University of Victoria have started to turn from vibrant green to a golden...


September 7, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

BC Places and Voices

PLACES OF BC: Wells & ArtsWells Music Festival

      By Alex Lausanne As a follow-up on the earlier post about “Wells, BC: Cariboo Counterculture,” by Susan Safyan. She spoke of the town’s historical roots as a boom town in the gold...


August 29, 2016 | BC Places and Voices

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CALL FOR PAPERS – (Un)Settling British Columbia: BC Studies 2017

In the prize-winning book Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call, Arthur Manuel strikes a hopeful note by suggesting that “the flood waters of colonialism are, at long last, receding€ (223). Nonetheless, the arrival and settlement of...


August 26, 2016 | News