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AAO 2014: Treaty 9 Travels to Northern Ontario

This is the final post summarizing my experience at the AAO 2014 conference. The first post, “AAO 2014: Context and Commemoration” can be seen here.   Closing PlenaryThe closing plenary of AAO 2014 was titled “Archives Roadshow: The Journey of the James Bay Treaty to Northern Ontario” and featured talks by Paul Mcllroy, Shannon Coles, and…
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AAO 2014: Context and Commemoration

Last week I attended the Archives Association of Ontario annual conference in Oshawa, Ontario.  The next few posts are recaps of the conference and some of the sessions I attended. KeynoteThe opening keynote speaker for AAO 2014 was Anthony Wilson-Smith of Historica Canada.  Wilson-Smith’s talk focused on his personal experience with history through journalism and…
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Community Engagement in Commemoration

My latest post, Community Engagement in Commemoration, can be seen over on the Active History site.  The post discusses my recent involvement in Walking With Our Sisters project and the role communities can play in commemoration and memorial.

Visitor Research and Canadian Museums

The March/April issue of Muse included the article “A Case For Visitor Research in Canadian Art Museums” by Katherine Dennis.  The piece looked at the current state of visitor research and the need to articulate the public value of museums to stakeholders and community members.  There are no national standards for visitors research and there…
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Historical Reminicents: 400 Posts Later

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…
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Science Fiction Collections Consortium: SF in Archives

The Science Fiction Collections Consortium (SFCC) recently announced a new resource wiki related to the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative fiction archival collections.  These collections include SF the papers of SF writers, editors, artists, and organizations.   The wiki provides an alphabetical listing of collections, holdings institutions, and archival resources relating to SF archival material.  The wiki can be…
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Why the Caged Bird Sings: Here I Am

The Art Gallery of Algoma and the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre are pleased to present Cheryl L’Hirondelle’s exhibition Why the Caged Bird Sings: Here I Am. The exhibition opening is Thursday February 27, 2014 at the Art Gallery of Algoma and artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle will be in attendance.  The exhibition will run until mid-April in…
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Commemorative Art: Walking With Our Sisters

Yesterday artist and author Christi Belcourt, hosted by Shingwauk Kinomage Gaimig, gave a talk at Algoma University. Her talk focused on her art practice, traditional art, and the Walking With Our Sisters project.  Walking With Our Sisters is a commemorative art installation in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women  in Canada and the United…
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Monday Maps

It’s Monday and the hashtag #MappyMonday has made another appearance.  The hashtag includes maps of all shapes and sizes and a number of the linked maps are historical in nature.  If you’re on twitter and interested in mapping, historical geography, or spacial representations check out the #MappyMonday hashtag. If you’re not on twitter (and even…
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Fiction Writing and Public History Practice

After writing a lot in October about history related topics I’m changing things up this month.  I love writing about history but I’ve also had an itch to spent more time on my fiction writing.  Along with a few members of the local writers group I’m part of, I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month…
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