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

Historical Reminiscents EP 32: Confidence and Job Applications

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Job applications can be full of emotional labour, self-doubt, and stress.  How do you know if you are qualified for a job? Should you take the time to apply? In this episode I talk about cover letters, equivalent experience, and putting yourself out there. I also discuss the intersection of gender, job applications, and impostor … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 32: Confidence and Job Applications

Historical Reminiscents EP 31: Spaces for Slow Scholarship

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Last week I participated in the Manitoulin Island Summer Historical Institute (MISHI), a week grounded in cultural and land based learning practice.  Throughout the week I was struck by how the practice of slow scholarship and taking time to deeply engage with reflection can be used within historical thinking.  In this episode I talk about … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 31: Spaces for Slow Scholarship

Historical Reminiscents EP 30: Podcasting As Scholarship

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While attending the Canadian Historical Association annual meeting in Regina I attended a meetup for the Secret Feminist Agenda podcast.  Part of this meetup included a launch of the open peer review of the podcast.  This experience got me thinking about the scholarship behind podcasting.  Can podcasts count as academic work? Do they need to … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 30: Podcasting As Scholarship

Historical Reminiscents EP 29: Representation and Making Space in Public History

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Representation matters.  Seeing people like yourself within your profession, in leadership roles, and succeeding in their work can make a huge impact on the careers of new and emerging professionals. In today's episode I talk about the lack of diversity within public history, archives, and the heritage field more broadly.  I also provide examples of … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 29: Representation and Making Space in Public History

Historical Reminiscents EP 28: Spring Cleaning Your Work Life

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It is finally warm here! And flowers are starting to grow! As Spring rolls around I've been getting the urge to start Spring cleaning.  What does Spring cleaning mean for folks working in academia and public history? How do you set yourself for success in the coming season?  In this episode I chat about shaking … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 28: Spring Cleaning Your Work Life

Historical Reminiscents EP 27: Diving Into Twitter for Canadian History

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I use Twitter a lot and believe it can be a fantastic resource of Canadian historians and public history practitioners.  In this episode I discuss how to get the most our of Twitter, the potential of Twitter for community building, and the conference applications of the platform. I would love to hear about your experience … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 27: Diving Into Twitter for Canadian History

Historical Reminiscents EP 26: The Grant Writing Learning Curve

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If you work in the heritage field or for a non-profit there is a good chance you've been involved in grants in some way shape or form. Despite the prevalence of grant writing in public history not all public history students are trained in how to apply for grants. In this episode I discuss what … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 26: The Grant Writing Learning Curve

Historical Reminiscents EP 25: Conference Season – Networking As An Introvert

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I'm currently at the National Council on Public History annual meeting (yay!) and with conference season ramping up I've been thinking a lot about networking.  In this episode I discuss networking as an introvert, conference survival tips, and small steps to building a strong network.  I also chat about virtual colleagues, asking for help, and … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 25: Conference Season – Networking As An Introvert

Historical Reminiscents EP 24: Too Many Projects – Thanks, But No

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This past month has been a bit of a whirlwind.  Given the quick pace of things, I've been thinking about strategies for juggling multiple projects and handling moving deadlines. In this episode I discuss tips and tricks for managing workloads, staying on task, and doing all the things. I talk about saying no and how … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 24: Too Many Projects – Thanks, But No