Spirit of Place: Writing Local History

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Human and Social Development Building, room A240, University of Victoria

What role does history play in contemporary society? Has the rapid pace of today’s world led us to lose contact with our past? How acquainted are we with Victoria’s rich and fascinating heritage, with the stories and lives behind the streets and buildings we pass each day? Local-history authors Linda Eversole, Peter Grant, and John Adams, along with moderator (and historian) Rosemary Neering, will discuss their research, their craft, and how the writing (and reading) of local history can shape our perception of the present in powerful ways. The past is not dead. But it relies on writers to keep its spirit alive.

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