CHA Public History Prize

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

General Reflections on the CHA Conference

Overall the conference was an interesting and valuable experience. I listened to a number of interesting papers and talked with various people who are conducting research I am greatly intrigued by. The CHA provided a good environment for grad students as well, there were many students who presented papers and many more who attended sessions … Continue reading General Reflections on the CHA Conference

Day3: Aboriginal History, the Value of Archives, and Confederation

Session 1: Aboriginal Oral History and Canadian Courts. This session dealt with the ongoing debate about the validity of using oral history in court trials. Christopher Bracken's paper The Judge and the Pharmakon: Oral History and Aboriginal Rights was particularly interesting. Bracken examined the validity of oral history from a philosophical and literary perspective. The … Continue reading Day3: Aboriginal History, the Value of Archives, and Confederation

CHA Conference. Day 1: From Footnotes to Songs to Cookbooks.

This week I attended the CHA conference at Carleton University. I had originally planned to write about my experience daily, however the busy nature of the conference has resulted in this series of posts being posted a few days following the conference.The first session I attended was entitled "Indigenous Historical Methodology: Beyond the Footnote." The … Continue reading CHA Conference. Day 1: From Footnotes to Songs to Cookbooks.