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 I’ll be speaking as part of the “Diversifying Narratives: Intersections of Public and Digital History in the 21st Century” roundtable with Andrea Eidinger, Jessica DeWitt, and Jessica Knapp. Join us in room ED 315 for great discussion about the intersection of digital and public history work.
- From 10:30-12 I’ll be at the CHA Keynote Address featuring A.B. Stonechild.
- In the afternoon I’m chairing the “Unsettling the Settler Narrative: The Possibilities and Limits of Material Culture in Canadian History” session featuring Erin Millions, Krista Barclay, Elizabeth A. Scott, and Susie Fisher. We’ll be in room RC 175 from 1:30-3pm.
- I’m really excited that Speed Networking, a National Council on Public History (NCPH) stable will be at CHA this year. I’ll be participating as one of the established professionals. A huge shoutout to Jessica Knapp for her work organizing this event.
- To round out Monday I’ll be attending the Lost Stories Film Festival. For anyone interested in learning more about the Lost Stories project, check out the posts from last week’s Active History theme week on the Lost Story initiative.
Tuesday May 29th
- I’m undecided on the 8:30am session. But there is a good chance you’ll find me at the “Indigenous Education in Settler Settings: Interpretations, Responses, and Resistance” session.
- From 10:30-12 I plan on attending the “Indigenous Histories and the Canadian Narrative” panel
- The Active History business meeting is from 12-1:30 on Tuesday! Interested in learning more about the work we do at Activehistory.ca and about Active History more broadly? Join us in room RC 228.2.
- I’m leaving my Tuesday afternoon plans open at this point, partially because there are so many interesting sessions to pick from.
Wednesday May 30th
- I’ll be up early for either the “Categories of Colonization: Administration and Legal Regulation, 1850-1950” or “Agency in Education and Research” session. So many good things!
- In the afternoon I’m looking forward to the “Subverting Traditional Historiographies: Seeking Diversity in the Archives and Beyond” session and the “Working with Indigenous Communities and Concepts” session.
- I plan on checking out the beaded blanket collage by Katelyn Ironstar.
- I’m trying to figure out if I can fit in an Indigenous space tour into my schedule somewhere
- I also hope to having time during lunch one day to check out the Stonecuts and sealskins exhibition