Historical Writing Competition

Historical Writing Competition

Historical Writing Competition — Deadline to apply is December 31

Authors and publishers — you have two months to apply for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing.  Our judges are anticipating another great...
Michael Layland is interviewed by Mark Forsythe

Interview with Michael Layland

BC Historical Federation Vice-President Mark Forsythe caught up with the 2019 Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing prize winning author Michael Layland to...

Winners of British Columbia Historical Federation Historical Writing Competition

The award celebrates books that make significant contributions to the historical literature of British Columbia (British Columbia, May 2016) The British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF)...

Book, Fernie at War wins Community History Award

Victoria author Wayne Norton was awarded the community history award, a $500 prize, for his book, Fernie at War: 1914-1919, published by Caitlin Press. In his new book, Fernie...

Media celebrates 2017 BCHF award winners

We are pleased to share the following media stories recognizing some of our 2017 BCHF award winners: "Top of province garners top prize," BC BookLook,...
By snowshoe, buckboard and steamer: Women of the frontier

1998 – Bridge, Kathryn

Bridge, K. (1998). By snowshoe, buckboard and steamer: Women of the frontier. Victoria, B.C.: Sono Nis Press. The lives of four pioneer women in nineteenth-century British Columbia...

Shortlist Announced for 2019 BCHF Historical Writing Competition

The British Columbia Historical Federation is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Annual Historical Writing Competition. Congratulations to all the finalists.
Taku, the heart of North America's last great wilderness

1993 – Mitcham, Allison

Mitcham, A. (1993). Taku, the heart of North America's last great wilderness. Hantsport, N.S.: Lancelot Press.  
High water: Living with the Fraser Floods

2006 – Watt, K. Jane

Watt, K.J. (2006). High water: Living with the Fraser Floods. Abbotsford, B.C.: Dairy Industry Historical Society of BC. This comprehensive book looks at the flood history of...

Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Writing Awards announced

These prestigious awards celebrate publications from the previous year that contributed significantly to the historical literature of British Columbia.