I am extremly greatful for the work that Andrea Eidinger does through her site and delighted to have been asked to particiapte in her interview series. I talk about my history roots, my love for public history, and how I use a public history approach to my archives work.
A few months ago I stumbled across Andrea Eidinger’s Unwritten Histories blog. If you haven’t already come across her site it’s well worth a visit. I’ve particularly enjoyed her Historian’s Toolkit posts and her “What’s in My Bag?” series which uses material culture as a lens to examine the past.
Andrea has been wonderfully consistent in posting new content and typically maintains a schedule of a new blog post on Tuesday and a Canadian history roundup post on Sunday which highlights other Canadian history content online.
I commend anyone who is able to maintain that type of schedule for numerous months and still come out with interesting and insightful content. I also love the name of her blog and the implications of exposing histories and parts of historical practice that are not commonly discussed.