This is the 400th post I’ve written on Historical Reminiscents since I started this blog back in September 2008. I began this blog for a digital history class I was taking as part of Western University’s Public History MA program. I had no idea that the blog would be so long lasting or prolific.
Over the years I’ve been asked numerous times what I get out of blogging here and at Activehistory.ca. Some of the top reasons I’ve continued to blog are: the blog format allows less formal writing that traditional academic scholarship, blogging combined with other social media has connected me to colleagues that I otherwise would have no interaction with, and lastly (and perhaps most importantly) I enjoy it.
Looking back here are some of the most read posts from the last six years:
- Social Justice in the Archives
- Artifact Meanings and Contextualization
- Red Memory: Residential Schools Exhibit
- Community Archives and Sharing Information
- Continuing Education: Online Learning and Records Management
- Community Archives and the Limitations of Identity
- Compatible or Incompatible: Public History and the PhD
- Exhibit Reflection: Body Words Vital
- Cultural Heritage and Traditional Ukrainian Dance
- Impact of UNESCO Designation in Djenne, Mali
- The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec