Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 57: Short Form Presentations

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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 Talks

Rapid Reads:
-“Home Isn’t Home” by Makayla Webkamigad

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 56: Archives and the TRC Calls to Action

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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 talking about the TRC Calls to Action, it is call number 69 not call number 60 that speaks to the operation of Library and Archives Canada.

Mentioned in this episode:
TRC Calls to Action (PDF)
Residential School Memorial Register
-Crystal Fraser and Zoe Todd, “Decolonial Sensibilities: Indigenous Research and Engaging with Colonial Archives in Canada

Rapid Reads:
-Allison Jones, Hazel Jane Plante, Leah Tottenham, Shelby, and Syr “Not Cis in LIS: A Roundtable Discussion about being Trans in Libraries

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 55: Community Based Digitization

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In this episode I discuss the recent conclusion of the “Healing and Education Through Digital Access” project undertaken by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre. I talk about community engagement, how not all information wants to be free, and online access.

I would love to hear about your experiences working with community to undertake a digitization project. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
Press release for the Digitized Shingwauk Letter Books
Archival listing of Letter Books
OCAP Principals
Tara Robertson, “Not All Information Wants to be Free: The Case Study of On Our Backs

A huge thank you to my colleague Jenna Lemay who did much of the heavy lifting on this project and who was responsible for developing the metadata for the Letter Books.

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 54: Virtual Talks And The Cost Of Travel

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Recently I’ve had the opportunity to virtually participate in a couple of roundtables and to provide virtual lectures. In this episode I reflect on the how virtual lectures work, tech challenges, and distance engagement. I also discuss the real costs and privilege of academic travel.

I would love to hear about your experience giving or listening to a virtual lecture. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
2020 Visions for Environmental History series
-Jaymie Heilman, “Grounded: Academic Flying in the Time of Climate Emergency
CFP for Canadian Historical Association 2020 Annual Meeting

Rapid Reads:
– Katherine Roscoe, “Is Digital Crime History Too White? Representation in Australian Archives

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 53: OE Fellows Update

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In this episode I reflect on the first few months of my eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows appointment. I talk about the open community, Canadian history and open, and the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and open educational resources.

I would love to hear about your experiences with open education and open practice. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
Whose Voices Get To Be Heard? A Reflection on History and Open Education
Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Culture

Rapid Reads:
I am a Historian I Make Exhibits by B. Erin Cole

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 52: Conference Travel Recovery

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In this episode I talk about recovering from conferences. How do you process all that information you learned? How do you get back into the swing of work? And how do you find time to rest?

I would love to hear about what your conference follow-up looks like and how you give yourself space to recover from a conference. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Katie Linder, Tips Before You Travel

Rapid Reads:
-Pam Palmater, Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Universities and Colleges

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 51: Citation Politics

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In this episode I talk about the politics of citation and developing a more pro-active and critical approach to thinking about citations.

I would love to hear about your citation practices and how you approach citation in the classroom and in your scholarship. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Andrea Eidinger, “Cultivating a Conscientious Citation Practice
-Hannah McGregor, Secret Feminist Agenda, Citing Your Sources
Miyra Homan’s pre-submission checklist
Jane’s gender balance checker
-Victor Ray, “The Racial Politics of Citation
-Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, Shine Theory

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 50: Building An Open Educational Resource

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In this episode I’m talking my recent experience creating the Beyond the Lecture Open Educational Resource (OER) alongside my fantastic collaborator Andrea Eidinger. I discuss the work that went into this edited ebook, decisions about open access, and broader OER work happening in Canada history.

I would love to hear about your experiences using or creating OER. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
Ten Facts About Open Educational Resources
Confronting Canadian Migration History
Canada History Open Textbook
Open History Seminar: Canadian History

Rapid Reads:
-Sharon Leon, “Getting Tenure in Digital and Public History, as a Non-Man
-Secret Feminist Agenda, Episode 3.26 Master of Text with Ames Hawkins

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 49: Event Codes of Conduct

In this episode I’m talking about conference and event codes of conduct, what they should include, what a good code looks like and why they are important.

I would love to hear about your experiences writing, using, or enforcing a code of conduct. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
NCPH Events Code of Conduct
-“Your Science Conference Should Have a Code of Conduct
-Kelly J. Baker, “Should Academic Conferences Have Codes of Conduct?

Rapid Reads:
-Emily Lonie, “To Charge or Not to Charge: Use Fees in Archives

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 48: Reimbursement Culture

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In this episode I discuss reimbursement culture, the unacknowledged costs of academic travel, and the burden of out of pocket travel.

I would love to hear about your experiences and suggestions for tackling reimbursement culture. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Pamela L. Gay, “The unacknowledged costs of academic travel
-Melonie Fullick, “It’s time to rethink academic conference funding
-Jessica Sagers, “Reimbursement policies make academia less inclusive

Rapid Reads:
-NCPH, Best practices in job postings

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