Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Krista McCracken

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 60: Too Much Resilience

In today’s episode I’m focusing on resilience. Resilience can be beautiful. It can be empowering. But it can also be co-opted and used as a systemic tool. Today I’m reflecting on how resilience is often used as a way to encourage productivity and shame those who don’t overcome barriers. Can resilience be a bad thing? …
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Embroidery as Record and Resistance

My latest piece, Embroidery as Record and Resistance, can be found over at Contingent Magazine. A huge thank you to the Contingent Magazine team for their work, dedication, and innovation in creating a space for history online. My post looks at embroidery, feminist resistance, and protest. Photo – two embroidery hoops by me.

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Building Relationships: Indigenous Knowledge and OER

As part of the Technology + Education Seminar + Showcase (TESS) I had the opportunity to be part of an Ignite session and share some of my eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows (OE Fellows) work. I shared a quick presentation on the intersection of Indigenous Knowledge and Open Educational Resources. You can see my slides…
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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 59: Radical Vulnerability

In today’s episode I’m talking about the practice of radical vulnerability in professional spaces. I discuss the basics of radical vulnerability, provide examples of what this looks like, and reflect on spaces for safe vulnerability. Mentioned in this episode: –Karina Haglen on Twitter, also check out their awesome zines.-Alaina Leary, “Here’s Why You Need to…
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Community Archives and Identity

Tomorrow I’m going to be speaking with an Algoma University sociology class about the intersection of community archives and concepts of identity. As folks might imagine, I love talking about the value of community archives so I jumped at this opportunity. You can check out my slides and speaking notes. Photo by JF Martin on Unsplash

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 58: The Abstract Writing Slog

In today’s episode I’m talking about the work that goes into writing conference presentation proposals and journal article proposals. I dive into my experiences writing proposals and talk about best practices. Mentioned in this episode: -Jo Van Every, Why Writing an abstract is so hard-Catherine Baker, How To Write A Conference Abstract: A Five Part…
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Open Access Week and Publishing in the Open

My latest post, “Open Access Week and Publishing in the Open” can be read over at ActiveHistory.ca. This book looks at open scholarly publishing in Canada, my personal publishing ethics, and how to make your research more accessible.

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 57: Short Form Presentations

In today’s episode I’m talking about Ignite presentations, lightening talks, and Pecha Kucha presentations. How do you prep for these fast paced presentations? I also chat about where these short presentation formats fit within the conference landscape. Mentioned in this episode: –The Secret Underground World of Lego Ignite Talk–Fighting Dirty in Scrabble Ignite Talk–About Ignite…
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Archives Month Series on History@Work

Over the past couple of months I have been working with  History@Work affiliate editor Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, and NCPH The Public Historian co-editor/Digital Media Editor Nicole Belolan to help pull together a month long series of posts about of archives and public history. This series will be published throughout October (Archives Month in the United States). I’m super…
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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 56: Archives and the TRC Calls to Action

In honour of Orange Shirt Day today’s episode is dedicated to Residential School Survivors all across the land and to those who didn’t return home from their time at Residential School. In today’s episode I discuss the TRC’s Calls to Action and their relationship to archival practice. Note – I made a numerical error when…
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