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

Historical Reminiscents EP 41: Managing Meeting Madness

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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

Historical Reminiscents EP 40: Place Based Learning

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Last week I spent time with undergraduate students from Huron University College's history program.  As part of the "Documenting early residential schools" a SSHRC Partnership Engage project between Huron University College, the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, and the Woodland Cultural Centre students were able to visit the Shingwauk site to learn about the early history … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 40: Place Based Learning

Historical Reminiscents EP 39: Pushing Past Creative Barriers

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This week, month, year has been hella hard for a lot of folks, with the news cycle making it extremely difficult to function 'normally.' What do you do when you are facing creative blocks, an inability to write, or feelings that whatever you are creating doesn't matter? In this episode I talk about finding positive … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 39: Pushing Past Creative Barriers

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

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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 Reminiscents EP 37: Practicing Open Access

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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

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

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

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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

Historical Reminiscents EP 33: Practicing Kindness and Gratitude

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If you've listened to me speak about emerging professionals and mentoring you probably know I have strong feels about creating space and how we as a profession should welcome new folks.  Academic and heritage spaces can be intimidating for new professionals, first generation folks, and marginalized people.  This episode tackles how we can take a … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 33: Practicing Kindness and Gratitude