New cell block.The Kilmainham Goal was by far my favourite heritage site in Dublin. The Goal was built in 1796 and was built in the 'new style' of the era, a style which moved towards a model of separation of prisoners into individual cells. In the previous local jail the inmates all mixes together in … Continue reading Irish Political History Intertwined with Built Heritage at the Kilmainham Gaol
It won't be surprising to anyone to note that Christan church attendance in Canada has been declining in recent years. The United Church of Canada, which has been seen as one of the more forward thinking and social activist churches (ordaining women ministers in the 1930s, tolerant and supportive of gay rights since the 1980s … Continue reading Canada’s Churches: A Struggle of Built Heritage and Social Services
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
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.