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

Row of lit matches

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

Celebrating Women and Non-Binary Historians on yellow background

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

Balloons on pink background with sign saying "yeah!"

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

Unexpected Archival Finds: Shingwauk Student Register

Cover of a green clerks fee book

My latest post, "Unexpected Archival Finds: Shingwauk Student Register" can be found over at Activehistory.ca.   This piece explores the recent discoveru a "Clerk's Fee Book" that had been re-purposed as a Shingwauk Residential School student register from 1930-1941.  This find by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre staff provides new information about the students who attended … Continue reading Unexpected Archival Finds: Shingwauk Student Register

Historical Reminiscents EP 42: Award Nominations

Episode 42: Award nominations

Your team has completed a fantastic project and you're considering submitting it for an award but are unsure of how to do so.  In this episode I talk about award nominations, building a project portfolio to support a nomination, and how to build compelling award narratives. I would love to hear your suggestions for writing … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 42: Award Nominations

Active History Museums Theme Week

Active History Museum Theme Week poster

Carly Cuifo and I are organizing an Active History theme week about museums! I am super excited about this upcoming series of blog posts and thrilled with the responses we have received so far. Details about the theme week are below: Active History is organizing a 2019 theme week around museums and museums practice.  Modeled … Continue reading Active History Museums Theme Week

Historical Reminiscents EP 41: Managing Meeting Madness

Photo of meeting room with table. Reads: Managing Meeting Madness"

Meetings and committees are part of professional life, more so if you happen to be spending your time inside academia. Despite the role meetings play in professional settings very few public history programs or history graduate training contains information on how to run an effective meeting, building agendas, and facilitating interdepartmental discussion.  In this episode … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 41: Managing Meeting Madness