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Category: Historical Reminiscents Podcast

Cookbook on left, right side reads Episode 63: Archival Cookbooks

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 63: Archival Cookbooks

How does food interest with your understanding of the past? In today’s episode I’m talking about food in the archives, historical recipes, and teaching history through food. I’ll also be talking about some of my favourite historical cookbook quirks. Mentioned in this episode: -Sophie Hicks, Active History posts on using food as historical narrative-Madison Bifano,…
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Lego Stormtrooper with footprints in the sand on left. Right side reads "Vicarious trauma in the archives"

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 62: Vicarious Trauma in the Archives

New year, new podcast episode. I’m starting 2020 by talking about vicarious trauma in the archives and the impact of working with traumatic records on archival staff. I discuss emotional labour and strategies for coping with vicarious trauma in the archives.  Mentioned in this episode: -Katie Sloan, Jennifer Vanderluit, and Jennifer Douglas “Not ‘Just My…
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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 61: We Made It

For the last episode of 2019 I’m doing some reflecting, celebrating, and dreaming. I’m talking about some inspirational reads and folks who gave me strength in 2019. I also think a bit about what the upcoming year holds. Mentioned in this episode: –OE Fellows Program-Amazing people: Andrea Eidinger, Skylee-Storm Hogan-Inspiring Authors and Activists: Gwen Benaway,…
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Plant growing out of a stump. Right side reads: Too Much resistence

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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Group of bare birch trees, right side reads: Episode 59 Radical Vunerability

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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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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Hand holding a watch on left. Right reads "Episode 57: Short Form Presentations"

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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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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Web of connections right side reads: "Episode 55: Community based digitiztaion"

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 55: Community Based Digitization

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…
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Line of colourful chairs, right side reads "Episode 54: Virtual Talks"

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

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…
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