Reflection: 2016 Accomplishments

For the past few years I've reflected on my professional practice and accomplishments at the end of the year.  I'm going to continue that tradition with this blog post albeit in a slightly more list based format than the reflective posts I've done in the past. In 2016 I did a lot of things including: … Continue reading Reflection: 2016 Accomplishments

Eight Years of Blogging

I started blogging back in September 2008 as part of a course requirement for a digital history class I took as part of my MA in Public History.  Looking back I have a hard time believing I've kept up with the practice for eight years.  There have been the occasional lulls in my writing but … Continue reading Eight Years of Blogging

Re-writing Wikipedia

As I mentioned earlier the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) is currently hosting "“A Lifetime – Day by Day, Five Women and Their Diaries”the travelling exhibit from the Archives of Ontario and a locally curated companion exhibit "Indigenous Women Rebuilding A Nation." As part of the the Indigenous Women Rebuilding A Nation exhibit the SRSC … Continue reading Re-writing Wikipedia

Digital Outreach and Wikipedia in the GLAM Sector

My most recent post "Digital Outreach and Wikipedia in the GLAM Sector" can be seen over on Activehistory.ca.  This post looks at why Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) might engage in Wikipedia editing and different possibilities for GLAM organizations interested in editing Wikipedia as a form of outreach.

Supporting An Active Writing Practice

As you may have already guessed I like writing.  I've been blogging about public history for years, I maintain a personal/off-topic blog with my partner, I've written for other history outlets, and I also write occasionally as part of my job. I also write some fiction occasionally.  Like many people who maintain creative or academic … Continue reading Supporting An Active Writing Practice

Remember the Children and Canada’s History

I recently wrote a piece for the Canada's History website about the Remember the Children: Photograph Identification Project that was started by the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association and the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.  This is a project that is near and dear to my heart.  It is one of the initiatives that made me … Continue reading Remember the Children and Canada’s History

Look Back and Look Forward

Unlike in some previous years this December I didn't participate in reverb or any similar end of year reflective writing practice.  But I do want to look back at some of things that made 2015 a memorable year and my plans for 2016. Looking Back: My article, “Community Archival Practice: Indigenous Grassroots Collaboration at the … Continue reading Look Back and Look Forward

Writing and Researching in Public

In the past couple of years there have been a handful of writing in public projects which aim to illuminate the academic writing process, allow writers to connect with others, and demystify the labour that goes into writing. For example Michelle Moravec's Writing in Public project makes visual the process that goes into writing history.  … Continue reading Writing and Researching in Public