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

Métis Nation of Ontario Root Ancestors Project

On April 24, 2018 Stacey Devlin of Know History presented a talk at Algoma University focused on the Métis Nation of Ontario Root Ancestors Project.  This fantastic project aims to increase resources and accessibility of information about the unique history and development of Métis communities in Ontario. The Root Ancestors Project was developed based on feedback … Continue reading Métis Nation of Ontario Root Ancestors Project

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

Annual Reports of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Homes

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I've recently been working with a batch of annual reports from the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Homes from 1877-1915.  The first part of these reports have been digitized, OCR'd and are now available to download as PDFs.   We're still working with the reports from 1899-1915, but hope to have those available to the public by the … Continue reading Annual Reports of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Homes

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

Historical Reminiscents EP 23: Pretty Images With No Strings Attached

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Images have the power to act as click-bait - photographs can illustrate blog posts, make your professional website more attractive, and help illuminate a historical topic.  In this episode I discuss using creative commons and public domain images as part of your online presence.  I breakdown the types of image licenses and mention some of … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 23: Pretty Images With No Strings Attached

Listening – Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo

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Earlier in March season two of the CBC Missing & Murdered podcast launched.  Written and hosted by journalist Connie Walker, Missing & Murdered is an investigative style podcast focused on the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Season one, which aired in 2016, focused on the life and death of Alberta Williams, who was … Continue reading Listening – Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo

NCPH 2018 Excitement and Planning

Next month I'll be heading to Vegas for this year's National Council on Public History conference.   As usual, this conference is shaping up to be the highlight of my academic travel for the year.  If you're on the fence about registration you have until April 4th to complete pre-conference registration. After that date, registration is … Continue reading NCPH 2018 Excitement and Planning