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Category: Active History

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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.

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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How and When to Invite Indigenous Speakers to the Classroom

My latest post, “How and When to Invite Indigenous Speakers to the Classroom” written with Skylee-Storm Hogan and Andrea Eidinger can be seen over at Activehistory.ca This post is part of a new  Beyond the Lecture mini-series, specifically dedicated to the issue of teaching Indigenous history and the inclusion of Indigenous content in the classroom. …
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Unexpected Archival Finds: Shingwauk Student Register

My latest post, “Unexpected Archival Finds: Shingwauk Student Register” can be found over at Activehistory.ca.   This piece explores the recent discoveru a “Clerk’s Fee Book” that had been re-purposed as a Shingwauk Residential School student register from 1930-1941.  This find by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre staff provides new information about the students who attended…
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Active History Museums Theme Week

Carly Cuifo and I are organizing an Active History theme week about museums! I am super excited about this upcoming series of blog posts and thrilled with the responses we have received so far. Details about the theme week are below: Active History is organizing a 2019 theme week around museums and museums practice.  Modeled…
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