Historical Reminiscents EP 38: Gender, Language, and Professional Life

Rainbow slinky. Right side reads: Episode 38

With the start of the new school year I've been thinking a lot about the intersection of language, gender, and creating braver education spaces.  How post-secondary educators and public history facilitators work to be more inclusive in their language, programming, and practices.  In this episode I talk about the #nbdcampaign, pronouns, and small ways you … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 38: Gender, Language, and Professional Life

Historical Practice and Media Engagement

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My latest post on "Historical Practice and Media Engagement" can be seen over on the Activehistory.ca website.  This post was inspired by the numerous media interviews I've done since August in promotion of the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition.   It provides a look at some of my strategies for preparing for media interviews and discusses the … Continue reading Historical Practice and Media Engagement

Historical Reminiscents EP 37: Practicing Open Access

Open sign hanging in a window. Right side reads' Episode 37: Practicing Open Access."

I've been thinking a lot about the implications of where I publish my work, the accessibility of my work to community members, and open access. In today's episode I talk about peer reviewed journals, popular publishing, and finding open access outlets. I would love to hear your thoughts on the intersection of history, publishing, and … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 37: Practicing Open Access

Hacking History 2.0: Wikipedia As Education And Public Engagement

Woman yelling Edit.

Jessica Knapp and I are pleased to announce that we will be holding the second annual Canada Wide Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Canadian history on October 24, 2018.  We've written about the logistics of the event, how you can become involved, and how classrooms can participate over at the Unwritten Histories blog.  Many thanks to Andrea Eidinger … Continue reading Hacking History 2.0: Wikipedia As Education And Public Engagement

Historical Reminiscents EP 36: Embroidery, History, and Resistance

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I recently started learning to embroider.  My main reason for taking up embroidering was wanting to be stitch swear words radical sayings using a traditional feminine craft.  I loved the idea of juxtaposing feminist praxis with a domestic art.  In today's episode I talk about the history of embroidery and textile arts as a form … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 36: Embroidery, History, and Resistance

Doing the work: Editing Wikipedia as an act of reconciliation

My latest piece, "Doing the work: Editing Wikipedia as an act of reconciliation", written in collaboration with Danielle Robichaud is now up on On Archivy.  This piece developed out of an Archives Association of Ontario talk Danielle and I presented back in 2017 on "Collaborative archival practice: Rethinking outreach, access, and reconciliation using Wikipedia."  The post looks … Continue reading Doing the work: Editing Wikipedia as an act of reconciliation

(Re) Active Public History Twitter Mini-Con

Poster for Re Active Public History Mini Con with date and hashtag.

NCPH is having it’s first virtual mini-con! Modeled after last year's Beyond 150 Twitter Conference organized by Andrea Eidinger and I, the “(Re) Active Public History" Twitter mini-con will take place October 18-19, 2018. The CFP for this mini-con is now live and is open to submissions until September 7, 2018. Like #Beyond150 the #NCPHActive mini-con … Continue reading (Re) Active Public History Twitter Mini-Con

Historical Reminiscents EP 35: Approaching Collaboration

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Collaboration is becoming more and more common in the workplace and in academia.  However, collaborative work practices aren't something that are typically emphasized in humanities graduate programming. In today's episode I talk about the impact of collaboration on scholarship and how to reach out to potential collaborators. I would love to hear other perspectives on … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 35: Approaching Collaboration

Historical Reminiscents EP 34: Pay People For Their Work

Journal with a dollar sign. Right side reads Episode 34: Pay People For Their Work

Talking about money is hard, but it is an important part of maintaining a healthy professional community.  In today's episode I talk about fair pay, salary transparency, the underpayment of heritage professionals, and precarious labour. I would love to hear other perspectives on the value of labour within academia and heritage fields, leave a comment … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 34: Pay People For Their Work

Speaking Up: The Clothing Edition

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I've started and deleted this post multiple times, not because the topic isn't important but because talking about it makes me feel tremendously vulnerable. I've thought a lot about professional expectations and social niceties.  I've also thought a lot about fear and the ways in which fear can stifle meaningful discussion. I've also had a … Continue reading Speaking Up: The Clothing Edition