Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Krista McCracken

Appropriation vs. Incorporation: Indigenous Content in the Canadian History Classroom

My latest post, written with Skylee-Storm Hogan and Andrea Eidinger for the Activehistory.ca Beyond the Lecture series is up now. “Appropriation vs. Incorporation: Indigenous Content in the Canadian History Classroom” looks how historians can include Indigenous content in post-secondary classrooms, with an emphasis on providing practical steps and resources.

Podcasting, Scholarship, and History Talk

Earlier today I had the pleasure of providing a virtual talk on podcasting, scholarship, and public history. My talk focused on how podcasts can be forms of scholarship and outreach. I also spoke about my experience recording the Historical Reminiscents podcast. For folks interested, my slides and notes are up on Google Slides.

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 53: OE Fellows Update

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…
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All The Project Updates

It has been a busy Spring and as summer slowly drifts into view, I thought it would be appropriate to share a bit of the work I’ve been up to over the past few months. I am just going to be sharing high level updates but please feel free to reach out if you want…
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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 52: Conference Travel Recovery

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…
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Challenging Colonial Spaces: Reconciliation and Decolonizing Work in Canadian Archives

My latest article, “Challenging Colonial Spaces: Reconciliation and Decolonizing Work in Canadian Archives,” can now be found in the Canadian Historical Review. For interested folks, here is the abstract for the article: As historians and the public engage with, address, and teach the history of residential schools, it is important to look at how that…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Live-Tweeting Academic Conferences

My latest co-authored piece written with Andrea Eidinger, “A Beginner’s Guide to Live-Tweeting Academic Conferences” can be found over at Unwritten Histories. In this post Andrea and I discuss the benefits of live-tweeting and share some of our tips for tweeting during academic events.

Gettin’ Air with Terry Green

I was recently a guest on the Gettin’ Air with Terry Green podcast. Gettin’ Air is all about technology-enabled and open learning practices in Ontario Post-Secondary Education. Terry and I had a great chat and we talked a bit about my work at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Active History, the eCampus Ontario Open Education…
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Archives Association of Ontario – Access & Digital Indigenous Archives

I had the opportunity to be part of the “Access & Digital Indigenous Archives” session at the Archives Association of Ontario Conference on May 9, 2019. I had the pleasure of presenting alongside Karyne Homes (Anishinaabe/Metis) of Library and Archives Canada. My talk focused on the digital access work of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.…
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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 51: Citation Politics

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…
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