Special Projects


RavenSpace was founded by UBC Press and developed with the participation of the University of Washington Press and the contributions of our partners. RavenSpace is dedicated to a model of publishing that embraces collaboration, respects Indigenous protocols, and uses digital tools in imaginative ways to make knowledge accessible and shareable across communities and generations.

RavenSpace was made possible thanks to generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Intertextual: Art in Dialogue

Intertextual: Art in Dialogue was a roving series of readings and discussions about how art and its ideas are written, circulated, contested, and rewritten.Taking the critical hisoriography of Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A Changing History of Ideas (UBC Press, 2013) as a point of provocation, the series discussed artistic practices and the role of art institutions (from artist-run centres to public gallery models) in Vancouver.

Canadian Election Analysis 2015

Published just days after the election, these short pieces cover a wide-variety of interconnected themes, including strategic communication, mediatization, opinion research, electioneering, political management, public policy, polling, and e-politics, and explain how Canadian democracy has been affected.

Nooksack Place Names

In 2011 UBC Press published the book Nooksack Place Names: Geography, Culture, Language, by Allan Richardson and Brent Galloway, which takes readers on a voyage into the history, language, and culture of the Nooksack people of Washington State and British Columbia as it documents more than 150 places named by elders and mentioned in key historical texts. This Nooksack Place Names audio-visual material accompanies the book, and together they show the richness and strength of the Noosack people’s connection to the land.

Aboriginal Oral Histories in the Courtroom

In this panel discussion, experts from anthropology, law, literature, and Indigenous studies explore how oral narratives might be treated in the long process from their transmission by one person to another, their placement in archives, their handling by Crown and tribal/band researchers, their performance in a courtroom, and finally to their evaluation by trial judges as forms of evidence.

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