In the previous edition of the History Undergraduate Society’s (THUGS) historical journal, editor Jason Storey commented on the journal’s long and shifting nature, often taking new names while maintaining the spirit its predecessors. This edition is no different, renamed after the Clearihue building. Continuing the tradition of a student published journal, the new edition is a collection of eleven student‐submitted essays from the 2008/2009 year from across a spectrum of topics, eras, and geographies.
This year also marks the publication of a free electronic version published on our website. We feel proud to be at the forefront of a movement towards freedom of information and knowledge. The freedom and accessibility of digital knowledge is invaluable to both contributors and their audiences. The Clearihue Review will be available on the THUGS website at http://web.uvic.ca/~thugs/index.htm.
We appreciate the contribution of every submission this year, and we hope they are enjoyed by all of our readers. This journal would not be possible without the continued devotion of students to the study of history. A special thanks to the UVic History Department staff and faculty, especially the ever patient, helpful, and generous ladies of the History Department office.