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Krista McCracken

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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Open Access Week and Publishing in the Open

My latest post, “Open Access Week and Publishing in the Open” can be read over at ActiveHistory.ca. This book looks at open scholarly publishing in Canada, my personal publishing ethics, and how to make your research more accessible.

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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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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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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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Reclaiming Place Talks

This week I had the privilege of travelling to Thunder Bay to provide a public talk at the Thunder Bay Museum and speak with a Lakehead University archives class. Both talks focused on my work at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and the decades of work by the Shingwauk Survivor community. Interested in learning more?…
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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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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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Preserving and Listening to Soundscapes

The BBC recently ran a podcast series called Forest 404. The podcast is set in a futuristic 24th Century, in a time after a massive data crash and in a era in which forests and much of the natural world no longer exist. I initially started listening to Forest 404 because the protagonist is voiced…
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Archivists In The Movies – Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones

My latest post “Archivists In The Movies – Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones” is over on Activehistory.ca. This fun piece is part of the Active History summer series looking at historians in film. The post looks at the representation (or lack of representation) of archivists in film.