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Category: Conferences

Filing cabinets with archival material.

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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Archives Association of Ontario – Access & Digital Indigenous Archives

I had the opportunity to be part of the “Access & Digital Indigenous Archives” session at the Archives Association of Ontario Conference on May 9, 2019. I had the pleasure of presenting alongside Karyne Homes (Anishinaabe/Metis) of Library and Archives Canada. My talk focused on the digital access work of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.…
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Map with a wallet on top of it.

Upcoming Travel

I have a bunch of travel coming up in the next few months and as always I would love to connect with public history and archival colleagues while travelling.  In the coming months I’m looking forward to the following events: Kishay Pisim Mamawihitowin – The Great Moon Gathering 2018, Timmins, Ontario, February 14-16th.  I’ll be attending KPM with…
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NCPH Active poster

Breaking down NCPH’s First Twitter Mini-Con

My latest piece, “Breaking down NCPH’s First Twitter Mini-Con” was written in collaboration with Christine Crosby.  Head over to History@Work to our reflections on #NCPHactive.  We take a behind the scenes look at the Twitter mini-con organizing, provide reflections on successes, and consider changes we might make to a similar event in the future.  Personally,…
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Archives As Activism: Community Narrative Building at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre

As part of the “(re)Active Public History” Twitter mini-con hosted by the National Council on Public History I presented a presentation on the role of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre as a place of community building and activism.  The complete Twitter presentation is below. Archives As Activism: Community Narrative Building

Mini-con poster

(Re)Active Public History Twitter Mini-Con

The NCPH (Re)Active Public History mini-con schedule is now live!  There are some fantastic presentations planned including two great keynotes.  The Thursday October 18th keynote by LaTanya Autry is titled “Beyond Conversations: Transforming Museums through Social Justice Action” and the Friday October 19th keynote “Memory to Action” is by Allison Tucker from the International Coalition…
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Poster for Re Active Public History Mini Con with date and hashtag.

(Re) Active Public History Twitter Mini-Con

NCPH is having it’s first virtual mini-con! Modeled after last year’s Beyond 150 Twitter Conference organized by Andrea Eidinger and I, the “(Re) Active Public History” Twitter mini-con will take place October 18-19, 2018. The CFP for this mini-con is now live and is open to submissions until September 7, 2018. Like #Beyond150 the #NCPHActive mini-con…
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First Nations University Exterior

CHA and Regina Extras

When I attend conferences I typically try to engage in a couple of activities outside of the conference programming.  This usually means scoping out local museums, heritage sites, and art galleries. While in Regina I was able to squeeze in a few local sights and engage in some more general Congress programming in addition to…
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Tweets from CHA 2018

I spent this week at the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) annual meeting.  I was pleasantly surprised by the range of context at this year’s meeting and was thrilled to be able to listen to so many great sessions on public history and Indigenous history. I live tweeted the majority of the sessions I attended.  I…
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Highway and sky in distance.

CHA 2018: Gathering Diversities

Next week I’m headed to Regina for the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) annual meeting.  I’m looking forward to connecting with colleagues and to taking in a number of great sessions.  If you are going to be in Regina you can likely find me at the following events: Monday May 28th Bright and early at 8:30am…
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