The British Columbia History Internet/Web Site


June 3, 2004: The British Columbia History Internet/Web Site was listed as the number one site in the History category of 10,000 Web Links published online by the Vancouver Sun on May 18, 2004.

December 1, 2002; updated April 21, 2004: The British Columbia History Internet/Web Site is under redevelopment as the British Columbia History Portal utilizing the free Scout Portal Toolkit software from the Internet Scout Project, University of Wisconsin. Information from the British Columbia History Internet/Web Site is gradually being transferred by David Mattison. The Scout Portal Toolkit is a database product with a sophisticated search engine and its own discussion boards (forums). An RSS news feed is available for those of you wanting to incorporate resources from the British Columbia History Portal into your Web sites or news reading/Web channel software.The RSS logo looks like this   and the RSS URL is

BC HISTORY WEB SITE PRIZE WINNER 2002: Congratulations to Catherine Jones who designed the site for the Samson V Maritime Museum, owned by the City of New Westminster and operated by the Royal Agricultural & Industrial Society of BC. She and the society are the winner of the fourth $250 British Columbia History Web Site Prize. The award was announced at the British Columbia Historical Federation's annual convention in May 2003 in Prince George.

CONFERENCE: BC Studies Conference, May 1-3, 2003, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

This interdisciplinary conference welcomes proposals for panels and papers from all areas of BC Studies, including history, literature, geography, sociology, anthropology, ethnohistory, political science, and education.

Be creative and send us your ideas for a panel, paper presentation, or workshop. Proposals should include a title, an abstract of 100-150 words, and some information about yourself, including institutional affiliation and departments, degrees, recent positions and publications relevant to the subject matter of the conference or your presentation. Also, please contact us if you are interested in being a discussant or participating in the program in some other way.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 September 2002. Send proposals and suggestions to:

Jean Barman
Department of Educational Studies
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Robert McDonald
Department of History
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

BC HISTORY WEB SITE PRIZE: The British Columbia Historical Federation and David Mattison are jointly sponsoring a yearly cash award ($250.00) to recognize Web sites, longer than one page, that contribute to the understanding and appreciation of British Columbia's past. Judgment will be based on historical content, layout, design and ease of use. The award honors individual initiative in writing and presentation. Nominations for the BC Historical Web Site Prize must be made to the British Columbia Historical Federation, Web Site Prize Committee, prior to 31 December of each year. Web site creators and authors may nominate their own sites. PRIZE RULES are here and the ONLINE NOMINATION FORM is here. The Nomination Form may open a new browser window. The winning Web site will be listed on the BC History Internet/Web site and archived by the BC Community Computer Networks Association.

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