Historical Reminiscents EP 21: Building Collaborative Practices

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How do you coordinate the work of a dozen people who live in geographically different spaces, across multiple time zones? In this week's podcast episode I discuss strategies for working on collaborative projects virtually.  I draw on my experience participating in projects which include participation from individuals across Canada and abroad. I also share some … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 21: Building Collaborative Practices

Historical Reminiscents EP 20: Open Source Public History

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This week's podcast episode is all about the intersection of open source digital tools and public history.  I talk about ways that digital history and open source communities can enhance public history practice.  I also chat about my favorite open source public history tools. What open source tools or platforms do you use as part … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 20: Open Source Public History

Historical Reminiscents EP 19: Program Evaluation and GLAMs

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This week's podcast episode is focused on program and project evaluation at Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM).  I discuss the importance of having programming goals, the range of ways success can be measured, and different evaluation types. Do you have experience of evaluating programming at a public history site? I would love to hear … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 19: Program Evaluation and GLAMs

Historical Reminiscents EP 18: Using Wikipedia As A Teaching Tool

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New podcast episode! In this week's episode I chat about the potential ways Wikipedia can be used in the classroom and other educational settings.  I discuss what skills can be learned from editing Wikipedia and I dive into what support is available to instructors wishing to create Wikipedia focused assignments. Do you have experience using Wikipedia … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 18: Using Wikipedia As A Teaching Tool

Historical Reminiscents EP 17: Leadership, Admin, And The Things They Didn’t Teach You in Grad School

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New podcast episode! In this week's episode I discuss building admin and leadership skills within public history.  I talk about education gaps, how to gain hands on experience, and the importance of mentorship. How have you worked to build admin or management skills within public history? Leave a comment or send me a message on … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 17: Leadership, Admin, And The Things They Didn’t Teach You in Grad School

Historical Reminiscents EP 16: Building Moderation Skills

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New podcast episode! In this week's episode I discuss effective moderation techniques and the role of a good moderator.  I try to answer the questions: How do you become a moderator? What does a moderator actually do? What skills do you need to bring to the table as a moderator? Do you have good or … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 16: Building Moderation Skills

Historical Reminiscents EP 15: Ableism and Accessibility in Public History

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New podcast episode! Some of the core facets behind public history practice are accessibility and community access. And preserved heritage should be accessible to all. In this week's episode I talk about ableism in public history and heritage sites.  I discuss job descriptions that include lifting requirements, inaccessible heritage sites, and digital accessibility. As a … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 15: Ableism and Accessibility in Public History

Historical Reminiscents EP 14: All The Memes

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New podcast episode! This week's episode is a case of 'and now for something completely different.' I talk about some of my favourite public history and archives focused web comics and memes.  I discuss using memes in the classroom and their potential as educational tools.  I also tackle the question of meme preservation and copyright. … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 14: All The Memes

Historical Reminiscents EP 13: Fostering Meaningful Student Work Experiences

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Since starting at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre in 2010 I have worked with a lot of students and new professionals. Over time I've developed really strong feels about the important of building meaningful placement, co-op, and work experiences for students. This episode dives into student mentorship and the importance of creating skill building opportunities … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 13: Fostering Meaningful Student Work Experiences

Historical Reminiscents EP 12: The Myth of Neutrality in Description

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New podcast episode! This episode was inspired by Colleen Burgess' and Thomas Peace's recent Active History post "19th Century Legacies in 21st Century Historical Research Practice."  Using their work as a jumping off point I talk about descriptive practices within in archives and museums and discuss standard vocabularies, hegemony, and the challenges of organizational schemes. … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 12: The Myth of Neutrality in Description