At this year's Canadian Historical Association (CHA) annual meeting Active History was announced as winner of the 2016 Public History Prize. The Public History Prize is sponsored by the Public History Group of the Canadian Historical Association. The award recognizes work that "achieves high standards of original research, scholarship, and presentation; brings an innovative public … Continue reading CHA Public History Prize
My most recent post "Digital Outreach and Wikipedia in the GLAM Sector" can be seen over on Activehistory.ca. This post looks at why Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) might engage in Wikipedia editing and different possibilities for GLAM organizations interested in editing Wikipedia as a form of outreach.
My most recent post, "Creating the Historical Record in Literary and Personal Archives", can be seen over at Activehistory.ca. This post looks at the specific challenges around historical use of literary archives, the unique nature of documenting creative process, and how historians can use literary archival material. I also look at the Brian Vallée fonds … Continue reading Creating the Historical Record in Literary and Personal Archives
My most recent post on archival literacy, learning archival research skills, and the role of universities in archival instruction can be seen over at Activehistory.ca. In this post I looked at the publicly funded English language universities in Canada to learn more about what type of archival skills are being taught at the undergraduate level … Continue reading Archival Literacy and the Role of Universities in Archival Instruction
This week over at Active History guest editor Crystal Fraser put together an amazing line up of posts from Indigenous scholars in Canada. For more information on the series as a whole check out Crystal's "Politics and Personal Experience: An Editor's Introduction to Indigenous Research in Canada." Every post in this the series was worth … Continue reading Friday Reading: #AHIndigenous Week
My most recent post, "Canadian Girls in Training: 100 Years With A Purpose" can be seen over at Active History. I wrote this post after attending a local 100th anniversary celebration of CGIT and learning about the local impact of the organization. The post also looks at the history of CGIT across Canada and the … Continue reading Canadian Girls In Training: 100 Years With A Purpose
I recently facilitated a workshop on Archives and the TRC as part of Huron History Day: An Active History Pre-Conference for High School and First Year Students. The workshop focused on the history of residential schools, the unique challenges of residential school archives, the TRC, and reconciliation more broadly. When planning this workshop I was … Continue reading Archives and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Workshop
I have a busy couple of weeks ahead of me with some personal and work related travel on the horizon. On the personal side I'll be in Southern Ontario and Buffalo, New York. As usual while traveling I'll be keeping an eye out for interesting public history initiatives. From October 1-4, 2015 I'll be in … Continue reading Upcoming Presentations and Conference Travel
My most recent post "Food Insecurity and the 'Temporary' Relief of Food Banks" can be seen over at Activehistory.ca. The post looks at the history of Food Banks in Canada, the relationship of food banks to social services, and present day issues surrounding food banks.
My latest post, The Role of Canada's Museums and Archives in Reconciliation, can be seen over at activehistory.ca. The post looks at the TRC executive summary of the final report and calls to action in relation to museums and archives. The report features 94 recommendations to facilitate reconciliation and address the legacy of residential schools, … Continue reading The Role of Canada’s Museums and Archives in Reconciliation