Recently I've been spending a lot of time thinking about the role archives can play in community based heritage initiatives. The bulk of my thoughts have centered on the idea that archives have the potential to become community heritage hubs and places of active history. Of course, just because archives have the potential to do … Continue reading Archival Outreach and Community Based Heritage
What to superheros, anime, and history education have in common? They can all be found in graphic comic format. Recently a number of publishers, historians, and education professionals have attempted to make lessons of history more tangible. This has contributed to a variety of history based graphic novels being produced.This month Renegade Arts and … Continue reading Graphic Novels and History Education
The BBC series Doctor Who combines fantasy, science fiction, and history; all of which happen to be some of my favourite things. I'm actually kind of surprised that it has taken me so long to address the show on this blog and to look at it from a public history perspective. Doctor Who was originally … Continue reading Learning from the Doctor
The validity of using video games to educate children is something that is discussed by both public historians and parents almost everywhere. Recently the Globe and Mail featured an article discussing Microsoft's move to exploring the educational resources that potentially exist in video games. Microsoft and New York University have created The Games for Learning … Continue reading Historical Gaming
Being a university student who is interested in the digital representations of history has its downfalls. One of the largest being that because there is such a wide range of digital information available online, hours can be spent looking up different historical topics and tools online. Since I have spent so much time looking at … Continue reading Consumed by History.