I listen to a lot of podcasts and some of those are pure leisure while others inspire critical thinking. Last year I came across The Henceforward, a podcast that "considers the relationships between Indigenous peoples and Black peoples on Turtle Island." The podcast aims to "reconsider the past and reimagine the future, in the henceforward." … Continue reading Listening: The Henceforward Podcast
In December 2016 I listened to "Missing and Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?" a CBC podcast by Connie Walker. The podcast focuses on the 1989 death of Alberta Williams on the Highway of Tears near Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The podcast also discusses Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits (MMIWG2) in Canada and … Continue reading Listening: Who Killed Alberta Williams?
On weekly basis I spend an excessive amount of time in a car (over 10 hours a week). One of the few upsides of this car time is my listening to talk radio, podcasts, and audio books. Some of the great public history oriented listening material I've taken in lately includes: In Their Shoes on … Continue reading Listen Up: Public History the Audio Way
Ages ago I wrote a post on Virtual Dark Tourism which examined the idea of virtual graveyards and the rise of on-line memorials. A Spark podcast recently brought the issue of 'virtual mourning' back to my mind. I recommend listening to the brief portion of the podcast which discusses virtual mourning and the impact which … Continue reading Virtual Mourning Reexamined
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.