Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 51: Citation Politics

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In this episode I talk about the politics of citation and developing a more pro-active and critical approach to thinking about citations.

I would love to hear about your citation practices and how you approach citation in the classroom and in your scholarship. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Andrea Eidinger, “Cultivating a Conscientious Citation Practice
-Hannah McGregor, Secret Feminist Agenda, Citing Your Sources
Miyra Homan’s pre-submission checklist
Jane’s gender balance checker
-Victor Ray, “The Racial Politics of Citation
-Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, Shine Theory

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 50: Building An Open Educational Resource

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In this episode I’m talking my recent experience creating the Beyond the Lecture Open Educational Resource (OER) alongside my fantastic collaborator Andrea Eidinger. I discuss the work that went into this edited ebook, decisions about open access, and broader OER work happening in Canada history.

I would love to hear about your experiences using or creating OER. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
Ten Facts About Open Educational Resources
Confronting Canadian Migration History
Canada History Open Textbook
Open History Seminar: Canadian History

Rapid Reads:
-Sharon Leon, “Getting Tenure in Digital and Public History, as a Non-Man
-Secret Feminist Agenda, Episode 3.26 Master of Text with Ames Hawkins

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 49: Event Codes of Conduct

In this episode I’m talking about conference and event codes of conduct, what they should include, what a good code looks like and why they are important.

I would love to hear about your experiences writing, using, or enforcing a code of conduct. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
NCPH Events Code of Conduct
-“Your Science Conference Should Have a Code of Conduct
-Kelly J. Baker, “Should Academic Conferences Have Codes of Conduct?

Rapid Reads:
-Emily Lonie, “To Charge or Not to Charge: Use Fees in Archives

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 48: Reimbursement Culture

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In this episode I discuss reimbursement culture, the unacknowledged costs of academic travel, and the burden of out of pocket travel.

I would love to hear about your experiences and suggestions for tackling reimbursement culture. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Pamela L. Gay, “The unacknowledged costs of academic travel
-Melonie Fullick, “It’s time to rethink academic conference funding
-Jessica Sagers, “Reimbursement policies make academia less inclusive

Rapid Reads:
-NCPH, Best practices in job postings

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 47: Board Diversity and Participation Cost

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I’m currently sitting on the Board of Directors of two organizations I care about – the National Council on Public History and the Sault Ste. Marie City Museum.  I am still relatively new to both boards and I’m continuing to learn about board governance structures and procedures. In this episode I discuss the financial and in-kind costs associated with board participation, board diversity with in the heritage field, and recognition for service to the profession.

I would love to hear about your experiences serving on organizational boards. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-“Leading With Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices” (US data)
“Diversity in Governance: A Toolkit for Nonprofit Boards” (Canadian)

Rapid Reads:
Transformative Praxis – Building Spaces for Indigenous Self-Determination in Libraries and Archives by Kirsten Thorpe

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 46: Professional Development Vs. Professional Learning

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Conference season is quickly approaching for many Canadian academics and with all of this travel comes conversations about professional development. In this episode, I discuss the differences between professional development and professional learning.  I also tackle questions of ongoing career development, active learning, and the funding of professional growth opportunities.

I would love to hear your thoughts on professional development and professional learning. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
David Porter Explains a Couple Things Video, Ontario Extend mOOC
-Linda Darling-Hammond, Maria E. Hyler, Madelyn Gardner, Danny Espinoza, “Effective Teacher Professional Development” (PDF)
-Ann Webster-Wright, “Reframing Professional Development Through Understanding Authentic Professional Learning

Rapid Reads:
-“Feeling Grief: On Emotions in the Archive of Enslavement“, Nathan Dize

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 45: The Biography Struggle

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Who else hates writing bios for things? In this episode, I talk about best practices for crafting effective bio statements and the challenges associated with describing your professional life succinctly.

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 44: Safe and Brave Spaces

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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. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Brian Arao and Kristi Clemens, “From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces: A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice.” (PDF)
-Alison Cook-Sather, “Creating Brave Spaces within and through Student-Faculty Pedagogical Partnerships” (PDF)

Rapid Reads:
Lady Science, Libraries and Tech Series

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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 creating a podcast, future plans, and upcoming episode ideas.

I would love to hear any feedback you have on the first year of the Historical Reminiscents podcast. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.  I’ll be back in January with new podcast episodes – talk to you soon!

Mentioned in this episode:
-Tenure, She Wrote “Always rushing, never celebrating
-Susan Lucas, “How to celebrate success at work

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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 successful award nominations. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Anna Tomakh, How to Write an Award Nomination
-Trinity College Dublin, Tips for Writing A Nomination

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