Annual Conference

Annual Conference
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Conference – Calls for Presenters

Will you be coming to BCHF annual conference in Princeton this July? Do you have a presentation that you would like to...
View of the Princeton Museum

Save the date for BCHF conference in Princeton

The BCHF is excited to announce that its annual conference will be held in Princeton this summer from July 20-23, 2023.

60 Second Decades

During our 2022 conference, each session began with a minute-long video consisting of historic moments and pictures from the BCHF's first century....

Accessing Residential School Records

Content warning: This video relates to Indian Residential Schools. A reminder that the Indian Residential School Survivors Society has a 24 hour...

The Second World War in BC History and Public Memory

Scott Sheffield's investigations of the academic literature on the Second World War in BC revealed a surprising dearth of literature explicitly exploring...

BC History: Objects, Collections and Change

Objects have a life within a museum’s collection. That life may be short or long. New objects enter collections and others leave...

History as a Tool for Reconciliation

Today Indigenous people are struggling to negotiate treaties with the BC and Canadian governments and in other ways to re-assume meaningful say...

Victoria in 1922: A Re-creation

Victoria became John Adams’ adopted city in 1960. As a new kid who was interested in history, he tried to make up...

A Photo Taken, A Memory Preserved: The Material Act of Remembering

Nowhere is remembrance more evident than in Victorian funerary rituals, where a range of memento mori and markers of death served to...

A Tale of Two Families: BC’s Intercultural Family Teachings

Due to historical exclusion and colonial record-keeping practices, not many non-Indigenous families from minority groups can trace their family histories back to...