Reading: Unwritten Histories

A few months ago I stumbled across Andrea Eidinger's Unwritten Histories blog.  If you haven't already come across her site it's well worth a visit.  I've particularly enjoyed her Historian's Toolkit posts and her "What's in My Bag?" series which uses material culture as a lens to examine the past. Andrea has been wonderfully consistent … Continue reading Reading: Unwritten Histories

Eight Years of Blogging

I started blogging back in September 2008 as part of a course requirement for a digital history class I took as part of my MA in Public History.  Looking back I have a hard time believing I've kept up with the practice for eight years.  There have been the occasional lulls in my writing but … Continue reading Eight Years of Blogging

Onwards and Upwards

In 2008 I started blogging at Historical Reminiscents.  The original impetus for beginning that blog was an assignment as part of a digital history class.  The blog was much longer lasting than the class and has featured over 400 posts since 2008. This past weekend I imported all those old posts, had a domain registered … Continue reading Onwards and Upwards

Historical Reminicents: 400 Posts Later

This is the 400th post I've written on Historical Reminiscents since I started this blog back in September 2008.  I began this blog for a digital history class I was taking as part of Western University's Public History MA program.  I had no idea that the blog would be so long lasting or prolific.Over the … Continue reading Historical Reminicents: 400 Posts Later

Active History Celebrating Three Years

Head on over to to check out a great summary by Jim Clifford on the past three years of the Active History site.  It's hard to believe that it was four years ago, in 2008 when I traveled to York University for the Active History symposium.  Since the symposium and the development of the … Continue reading Active History Celebrating Three Years

Looking Back: 201 Posts Later

Credit: kusitoI started the Historical Reminiscents blog in September 2008.  The blog was initially started as part of a Digital History course I was taking during my MA in Public History at UWO.  Since then I've graduated, and held a number of positions including: historical researcher, collections assistant, a digitization facilitator, and archives technician.  Yesterday … Continue reading Looking Back: 201 Posts Later

Ontario Heritage Conference: Creating a Heitage Blog

Kayla Jonas of the Adventures in Heritage blog recently presented at the Ontario Heritage Conference. The topic of her session was “Using Websites to Communicate Your Message”.  Kayla's presentation focused on the use of blogs within the heritage field.  Her presentation used this blog and History to the People as examples of personal heritage blogs.  … Continue reading Ontario Heritage Conference: Creating a Heitage Blog

Public History Writing

The #reverb10 prompt for December 2nd is focused on writing, specifically: What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it? I do an innumerable amount of things that don't contribute to my writing about public history. Procrastination, perfectionism, and over analyzing things to name a few. … Continue reading Public History Writing