Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
krista.mccracken@gmail.com

Category: Writing

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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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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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Archivists In The Movies – Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones

My latest post “Archivists In The Movies – Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones” is over on Activehistory.ca. This fun piece is part of the Active History summer series looking at historians in film. The post looks at the representation (or lack of representation) of archivists in film.

Appropriation vs. Incorporation: Indigenous Content in the Canadian History Classroom

My latest post, written with Skylee-Storm Hogan and Andrea Eidinger for the Activehistory.ca Beyond the Lecture series is up now. “Appropriation vs. Incorporation: Indigenous Content in the Canadian History Classroom” looks how historians can include Indigenous content in post-secondary classrooms, with an emphasis on providing practical steps and resources.

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Challenging Colonial Spaces: Reconciliation and Decolonizing Work in Canadian Archives

My latest article, “Challenging Colonial Spaces: Reconciliation and Decolonizing Work in Canadian Archives,” can now be found in the Canadian Historical Review. For interested folks, here is the abstract for the article: As historians and the public engage with, address, and teach the history of residential schools, it is important to look at how that…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Live-Tweeting Academic Conferences

My latest co-authored piece written with Andrea Eidinger, “A Beginner’s Guide to Live-Tweeting Academic Conferences” can be found over at Unwritten Histories. In this post Andrea and I discuss the benefits of live-tweeting and share some of our tips for tweeting during academic events.

Trees as Historical Markers and Holders of Memory

My latest post, “Trees as Historical Markers and Holders of Memory” can be seen over at Active History. The post looks at the history of the two pine trees on the front lawn of the Algoma/Shingwauk site and discusses trees as part of historical interpretation.

Introducing the Beyond the Lecture ebook

The super secret and exciting project that Andrea Eidinger and I have been working is finally out there in the world! Today we launched Beyond the Lecture: Innovations in Teaching Canadian History, an open educational resource focused on innovative pedagogy in Canadian history. This is the first ebook in the new ActiveHistory.ca ebook series, with…
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Using Infographics to Teach about Canadian History

My latest post, “Using Infographics to Teach about Canadian History” is over at Activehistory.ca. This post looks at an infographic recently created by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and discusses ways infographics can be used in the classroom.

Active History Museum Theme week

Active History Museum Theme

This week Carly Ciufo and I launched the ActiveHistory.ca museum theme week.  This week was designed to encourage conversation between museum professionals and historians, while highlighting the labour of museum professionals. It was a pleasure to work with Carly as a co-editor and we are both very please with how the week turned out. A…
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