Building Bridges and Reading Across Disciplines

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During one of my recent writing projects I started thinking about the implications of disciplinary silos and the value to reading across disciplines. A lot of my work is grounded in archival theory and public history practice, however it often intersects with the Canadian academic history profession.  From an outsider differentiating these three disciplines may … Continue reading Building Bridges and Reading Across Disciplines

Historical Reminiscents EP 21: Building Collaborative Practices

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How do you coordinate the work of a dozen people who live in geographically different spaces, across multiple time zones? In this week's podcast episode I discuss strategies for working on collaborative projects virtually.  I draw on my experience participating in projects which include participation from individuals across Canada and abroad. I also share some … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 21: Building Collaborative Practices

Art + Feminism in the Soo

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit A Thon written in blue of yellow background. Poster.

Last week I helped organize an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  Art+Feminism is a "campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia." This year marks the fifth year of the Art+Feminism initiative and since 2014 edit-a-thons have taken place around the world, improving over 11,000 articles in … Continue reading Art + Feminism in the Soo

Historical Reminiscents EP 20: Open Source Public History

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This week's podcast episode is all about the intersection of open source digital tools and public history.  I talk about ways that digital history and open source communities can enhance public history practice.  I also chat about my favorite open source public history tools. What open source tools or platforms do you use as part … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 20: Open Source Public History

Revisiting Beyond 150

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Remember that awesome Twitter Conference Andrea Eidinger and I organized in August? You can now checkout a select number of the Beyond 150 presentations on the Canada's History Society website.  Beyond 150 was "designed to encourage collaboration, public engagement, and spark discussion about Canada’s history in a way that is accessible to everyone. It aimed … Continue reading Revisiting Beyond 150

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