The Historical Reminiscents podcast is dedicated to discussing public history and archival practice. Created and produced by Krista McCracken this weekly podcast discusses archival impulses, shares insight into the world of public historians, and tackles historical interpretations in Canada. Find Historical Reminiscents on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. Historical Reminiscents is live for all of … Continue reading Launch of Historical Reminiscents
My latest post on "Archives As Activism" can be seen over on Active History. The post explores the connection of archives, activism, and community. It discusses the idea that archives can disrupt social norms by collecting and archiving the work of those outside of mainstream society. The piece also dives into examples of Canadian archives … Continue reading Archives As Activism
My latest post "Ten Books to Contextualize Reconciliation in Archives, Museums, and Public History" can be seen over at Active History. The post looks at ten books and articles as a starting point for learning about reconciliation, residential schools and indigenous rights in the context of heritage organizations.
At this year's Canadian Historical Association (CHA) annual meeting Active History was announced as winner of the 2016 Public History Prize. The Public History Prize is sponsored by the Public History Group of the Canadian Historical Association. The award recognizes work that "achieves high standards of original research, scholarship, and presentation; brings an innovative public … Continue reading CHA Public History Prize
My most recent post on archival literacy, learning archival research skills, and the role of universities in archival instruction can be seen over at Activehistory.ca. In this post I looked at the publicly funded English language universities in Canada to learn more about what type of archival skills are being taught at the undergraduate level … Continue reading Archival Literacy and the Role of Universities in Archival Instruction
This week over at Active History guest editor Crystal Fraser put together an amazing line up of posts from Indigenous scholars in Canada. For more information on the series as a whole check out Crystal's "Politics and Personal Experience: An Editor's Introduction to Indigenous Research in Canada." Every post in this the series was worth … Continue reading Friday Reading: #AHIndigenous Week
My most recent post, "Canadian Girls in Training: 100 Years With A Purpose" can be seen over at Active History. I wrote this post after attending a local 100th anniversary celebration of CGIT and learning about the local impact of the organization. The post also looks at the history of CGIT across Canada and the … Continue reading Canadian Girls In Training: 100 Years With A Purpose
My latest post, "Public Spaces and Indigenous Land: Whitefish Island," can be seen over at Active History. The post looks at the history of Whitefish Island and the challenges of preserving the history of a space when it is located in a high use area.
There is less than a week left to submit papers to the New Directions in Active History conference. The conference will be held October 2-4, 2015 at Huron University College in London, Ontario more details about the conference and the CFP are below: The term “active history” carries with it a diverse range of meanings. … Continue reading New Directions in Active History: Institutions, Communication, and Technologies
My most recent post, "Patchwork of Care: Midwifery in Canada" can be seen over at the Active History site. The post looks at the history and regulation of midwives in Canada and the current differences in access to midwife care across the country.