Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories Twitter Conference

I'm super excited to have been part of the planning for the "Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories" twitter conference that will be held August 24-25, 2017 on Twitter. Organized by Active History, Unwritten Histories, Canada's History Society, and The Wilson Institute the conference aims to diversify the historical narrative and uplift marginalized historical perspectives. It … Continue reading Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories Twitter Conference

Community Archives and Collaboration in the Classroom

Earlier this week Skylee-Storm Hogan and I were invited to speak as part of an ongoing faculty professional development series focusing on collaboration.  Our session focused on ways faculty can collaborate with archives, how archives can be brought into the classroom, and using archives across disciplines. The workshop was relatively informal with Skylee-Storm and I … Continue reading Community Archives and Collaboration in the Classroom

Collaborative Digital Workspaces

Recently a couple of projects I'm part of have been trying out collaborative digital workspaces for communicating with large groups, sharing documents, and scheduling.  In both cases the desire is to streamline communication, avoid excessively long email chains, and facilitate collaborative digital projects.  The two platforms I've been using are Slack and Basecamp. Slack Branded … Continue reading Collaborative Digital Workspaces

Indigenous Women Rebuilding A Nation

For the next couple of months my work will be hosting the Archives of Ontario travelling exhibit A Lifetime - Day by Day, Five Women and Their Diaries.  I booked that particular exhibit with the knowledge that we have lots of material relating to women in the archives that would be excellent to showcase along side … Continue reading Indigenous Women Rebuilding A Nation

Archives Meet Public History

Earlier this week the Students and New Archives Professional (SNAP) Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists hosted a joint twitter chat with the New Professional and Graduate Student Committee of the National Council on Public History.  The chat focused on the intersection of public history and archives and generated a lot of interesting ideas … Continue reading Archives Meet Public History

Contested Public History and Public Engagement

The Spring 2014 issue of The Public Historian focused on contested histories, addressing controversy through public history, and the relationship of controversy and commemoration.  Christine Reiser Robbins and Mark W. Robbins' piece "Engaging the contested Memory of the Public Square, Community Collaboration, Archaeology, and Oral History at Corpus Christi's Artesian Park" is an excellent example … Continue reading Contested Public History and Public Engagement

Commemorative Art: Walking With Our Sisters

Yesterday artist and author Christi Belcourt, hosted by Shingwauk Kinomage Gaimig, gave a talk at Algoma University. Her talk focused on her art practice, traditional art, and the Walking With Our Sisters project.  Walking With Our Sisters is a commemorative art installation in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women  in Canada and the United … Continue reading Commemorative Art: Walking With Our Sisters

Oral History and Documentation Sharing

Earlier this week, Canada's History Society hosted an oral history webinar with Alexander Freund.  The webinar focused on the basics behind oral history, planning and implementation of oral history, and general best practices for oral history projects.  The webinar was recorded and can be viewed online. The webinar provided a good starting point for those with … Continue reading Oral History and Documentation Sharing

Appreciating collaboration

Today’s #reverb10 prompt:December 14 – Appreciate What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? I have come to appreciate the value of collaboration and interdisciplinary work. Collaboration can take far more effort, coordination, and time than a non-collaborative project. This year proved … Continue reading Appreciating collaboration

Contrary to popular belief librarians do know how to party

Today's #reverb10 prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.OLA Super Conference 2010 was the best work related gathering in 2010. This conference was the first library focused conference I attended. The level of enthusiasm, the roar of the vendor floor, the sessions I … Continue reading Contrary to popular belief librarians do know how to party