Wendy Wickwire, University of Victoria

Associate Professor Environmental Studies history Victoria, British Columbia wickwire@uvic.ca Office: (250) 721-7387

Bio/Research

I teach courses on the history of British Columbia with special emphasis on the Indigenous peoples of the region. My staple course (HIST 354D), originally titled “Observers Observed,” is a history of the early ethnography in the region (1880s to 1940s). It focuses on the massive collecting proje...

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Bio/Research

I teach courses on the history of British Columbia with special emphasis on the Indigenous peoples of the region. My staple course (HIST 354D), originally titled “Observers Observed,” is a history of the early ethnography in the region (1880s to 1940s). It focuses on the massive collecting project that took place in the region at the turn of the twentieth century under the auspices of Franz Boas and others. It also draws on my current book project on James A. Teit (1864-1922), an ethnographer who spent forty years living and working among the peoples of the south central Interior. I am cross-appointed to the School of Environmental Studies where I teach a course (ES 427) on the environmental history of British Columbia. This year I am developing a new course (History 359) that intersects with both of my units. It is entitled, “Sacred Salmon: A Cultural History.”

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