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May
29

A brief assessment of digital collaboration in ‘French Books on India’

Dr. Ian Magadera, (Senior Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages and Culture, University of Liverpool) conducted a brief discussion on the topic ‘Can Historians Use WordPress as a Research Tool’? on 29th May 2017 at Room 224, Faculty of Arts. Dr. Magadera spoke about doing historical research in the Digital Age by using the example of […]

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May
16

The History Society Trip to Trincomalee: February 2017

The History Society organized a joint excursion for the second, third and fourth year undergraduate students specializing in History. The students visited the Hot Springs of Kinniya, Welgam Vihare, Pigeon Island, Maritime Museum Trincomalee and went on a boat ride around the Trincomalee Harbour.  

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May
16

Open Day 2017

Open Day at the Department of History

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Aug
08

Guest Lecture: The Role of Muslims in the Economic and Political Realms of Sri Lanka

Dr. Ameer Ali, a lecturer at the School of Management and Governance, Murdoch University, Western Australia, was invited by the History Society to give a guest lecture on ‘The Role of Muslims in the Economic and Political Realms of Sri Lanka’. The lecture was held from 2- 4.00pm on the 25th of July 2016 at […]

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Aug
04

Guest Lecture: ‘Uses of Archival Documents in Studying the History of Sri Lanka

On the 31st of May 2016, the History Society organized a guest lecture titled ‘Uses of Archival Documents in Studying the History of Sri Lanka’. The lecture was conducted by Dr.  K. D. G Wimalaratne, former Deputy Director of the National Archives of Sri Lanka.    

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Apr
27

History and Community Project Polonnaruwa Workshop – 2016

The Department of History completed its final workshop and field trip of its History and Community Project for 2015/2016 held in Polonnaruwa from the 20th 24th April 2016. Students from the University of Colombo and University of Jaffna critically analyzed historical spaces and the art and architecture of specific sites. They also discussed and questioned […]

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Apr
11

The Professor Lakshman S. Perera Memorial Lecture

The Professor Lakshman S. Perera Memorial Lecture On the 17th of March 2016 the Department of History hosted the inaugural Prof. Lakshman S. Perera Memorial Lecture at the Senate Room, College House. Prof Lakshman S. Perera became a full time staff member of the Department of History of the University of Ceylon, after completing his […]

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Mar
15

Commencement of the Certificate Course in History: 12th March 2016

The Department of History commences its Certificate Course in History

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Dec
22

The International Workshop and Conference for Young Historians – 7th, 8th and 9th of December 2015

The Department of History, University of Colombo, in partnership with Facilitating Initiatives for Social Cohesion and Transformation (GIZ-FLICT) and the American Institute for Sri Lanka Studies (AISLS), hosted an inaugural three day residential workshop for young academic historians from a number of leading universities in Sri Lanka. At the opening ceremony the key note speeches […]

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