The Ring

History mystery central to First World War exhibit

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:25

Milwright and Heather Dean, UVic's associate director of Special Collections.
Dr. Milwright and UVic Associate Director of Special Collections Heather Dean, with the diary set. Image: UVic Photo Services.

It’s a history mystery worthy of its own exhibition.

When Dr. Marcus Milwright, of UVic's recently renamed Art History and Visual Studies department, began planning his upcoming exhibit The Arts of World War I, he knew there was one item in the university library that he just had to use: a beautiful two-volume leather diary set illustrated with watercolours and pen-and-ink drawings of life during wartime. There’s only one problem: he has no idea to whom it actually belonged.


Seghers Collection book recognized with Alcuin Society award

Tue, 2014-05-06 16:58

The Seghers Collection, designed by Clint Hutzulak at Rayola for UVic Libraries.
The Seghers Collection, designed by Clint Hutzulak at Rayola for UVic Libraries.

The Seghers Collection: Old Books for a New World—written by Dr. Hélène Cazes (French and medieval studies) and published by the University Libraries—has been recognized by the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The publication is of special significance for the campus and the Victoria region, exploring the bibliographic history of the Seghers Collection, their spiritual and religious significance within the catholic tradition and their attributed owner, Charles John Seghers (the second Archbishop of Victoria).


Moving trans history forward

Fri, 2014-04-11 16:34

Devor. Photo Credit: UVic Photo Services.


The Transgender Archives at UVic: moving trans* history forward

Thu, 2014-03-06 15:31

At 320 linear feet, or 98 metres, of archival materials, books, and periodicals—representing 17 countries and spanning over a century of activism and research—The Transgender Archives at UVic are the largest in the world. From March 21 to 23, the Transgender Archives will host Moving Trans* History Forward, a three-day symposium of keynote speakers,  panel discussions, film screenings and art exhibitions devoted to the acquisition, preservation, and access of trans* history and archival materials. 


Celebration of exceptional staff

Wed, 2014-02-19 12:49

The LCIT team from EPHE received the Team Award for Innovation
Laboratory Coordination and Instructional Team, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

The celebration of this year's President’s Distinguished Service Award recipients, hosted by President Jamie Cassels, took place on Feb. 20 at the University Club. Reeta Tremblay, UVic’s vice-president academic and provost, and Kane Kilbey, associate vice-president human resources, made presentations before the announcement of this year’s recipients.


Transgender history symposium on the horizon

Thu, 2014-02-06 16:02


Research in Librarianship Grants announced

Thu, 2014-01-30 14:39


WWI and Victoria: A city goes to war

Mon, 2013-11-04 11:35

The Empress Hotel opened its doors in 1908, less than 10 years before the start of World War One (1914-1918). Can you imagine the scenes over teacups in the recently built hotel when news of war broke out? Did the Inner Harbour look much different then, when Victoria residents strolling along the water first heard news their country was going to war?


A community celebration of the Bard

Thu, 2013-09-12 14:36

All the world’s a stage—and for six weeks this fall, UVic will be a major player in a community celebration of the works of the Bard. The university is joining in the unique collaboration, Shakespeare Onstage-Offstage, from Sept. 21 to Oct. 25 with Pacific Opera Victoria, the Belfry Theatre, the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Royal BC Museum and other partners. One of the events is a public display of all four Shakespeare Folios in one place, for the first time ever in BC.


UVic celebrates Ulysses discovery for Bloomsday

Thu, 2013-06-13 12:24

Sketch of Joyce

Poring through the University of Victoria's Special Collections catalogues earlier this year, post-doctoral student Matt Huculak (English) stepped into a literary scholar’s dream: he had his hands on a pirated edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, within the pages of an obscure literary journal.