How and When to Invite Indigenous Speakers to the Classroom

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My latest post, "How and When to Invite Indigenous Speakers to the Classroom" written with Skylee-Storm Hogan and Andrea Eidinger can be seen over at Activehistory.ca This post is part of a new  Beyond the Lecture mini-series, specifically dedicated to the issue of teaching Indigenous history and the inclusion of Indigenous content in the classroom.  … Continue reading How and When to Invite Indigenous Speakers to the Classroom

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 44: Safe and Brave Spaces

Rock climbing wall, "Episode 22: Safe and Brave spaces"

Welcome back to season two of the Historical Reminiscents podcast.  In this episode, I talk about safe spaces, braver spaces, and building welcoming physical and digital spaces for dialogue. I also introduce the new Rapid Reads segment to the podcast. I would love to hear your thoughts on the terms brave space and safe space. … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 44: Safe and Brave Spaces

Celebrating Women and Non-Binary Historians

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Check out my latest post over on Unwritten Histories.  This post, written in collaboration with Andrea Eidinger, looks at Celebrating Women and Non-Binary Historians. We share the submissions from our December 2018 call to celebrate folks and talk about why promoting and acknowledging the accomplishments of women and non-binary folks matters.

Listening and Reading – Thunder Bay

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Last week after a two year investigation, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director released its review on the relationship between Indigenous people and the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS). The full 208 page report, "Broken Truth: Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Policy Service," is worth taking the time to read and reflect … Continue reading Listening and Reading – Thunder Bay

Breaking down NCPH’s First Twitter Mini-Con

NCPH Active poster

My latest piece, "Breaking down NCPH's First Twitter Mini-Con" was written in collaboration with Christine Crosby.  Head over to History@Work to our reflections on #NCPHactive.  We take a behind the scenes look at the Twitter mini-con organizing, provide reflections on successes, and consider changes we might make to a similar event in the future.  Personally, … Continue reading Breaking down NCPH’s First Twitter Mini-Con

Teaching: Dismantling White Supremacy in Archives

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As part of my Introduction to Archival Studies course I introduced the fantastic Identifying & Dismantling White Supremacy in Archives poster created by Michelle Caswell's Archives, Records, and Memory Class in 2016.  Full details about Caswell's practices for teaching about white supremacy in archives can be seen in her 2017 Library Quarterly article.  Likewise, the … Continue reading Teaching: Dismantling White Supremacy in Archives

Celebrating the Accomplishments of Women and Non-Binary Historians in 2018

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In 2017, archaeologist Steph Halmhofer issued a call for submission for the first "Celebration of Women and Non-Binary Archaeologists." The call was a response to the lack of women and non-binary representation in year-end archaeology roundups, as well as problems with representation in the media and public discourse. We have noticed many of the same … Continue reading Celebrating the Accomplishments of Women and Non-Binary Historians in 2018

Year In Review: 2018

"2018" written with a sparkler

It’s December! That means it is annual year end reflection time. As in previous years I’m going to use this post remind myself of all the things I did over the past year.  A year is a long time and accomplishments tend to be immediately celebrated and then forgotten in the hustle of the day-to-day chaos.  I … Continue reading Year In Review: 2018

Historical Reminiscents EP 43: Celebrating Milestones

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The Historical Reminiscents podcast is celebrating its one year anniversary! Given the occasion I thought it would be fitting to talk about celebrating milestones in your work.  In this episode, I talk about honouring milestones of all sizes and making space for celebration.  I also talk about what I've learned during the first year of … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 43: Celebrating Milestones