Pia Russell, UVic Learning and Research Librarian for Education, Children’s Literature, Gender Studies, and Indigenous Studies, will provide an overview of the first 50 years of government authorized textbooks used in BC schools between 1871 and 1921.
This hands-on presentation will discuss the leading pedagogical aims of the time and discuss the history of the book in BC by exploring illustrations and printing conventions, and the role textbooks have as powerful social and political objects.
Examining textbooks from the past provides readers with insight into the thinking, values, and assumptions of those who authorized, wrote, taught, and read these books. A history of BC’s textbooks is a history of our province.
Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library, Room A003
Treasures and Tea brings together the campus and the community to explore and share highlights from Special Collections and University Archives. Refreshments follow the informal talks.