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

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