6 Questions in 6 Minutes(ish)

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Jean-Pierre Morin has started a YouTube series dedicated to Public Historians sharing their work. The series asks public historians six questions:

1-      Who are you?
2-      How did you end up where you are?
3-      What’s the nature of your work?
4-      What do you enjoy most about your work?
5-      What’s the biggest challenge in your work?
6-      What keeps you motivated? 

And lets folks share a little bit about themselves and their public history practice. There’s three videos in the series so far, including one of Jean-Pierre and I talking about my work. It’s fun and includes all the public history goodness.

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Rapport Active History Interviews

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My Active History colleague Daniel Ross and I were recently e-interviewed by Risa Gluskin for Rapport the Ontario History & Social Sciences Teachers’ Association blog.  Our interviews are part of Rapport‘s Doing History series which profiles “people working in the area of history but not necessarily as history teachers.”

The interview with Daniel looks at some of the some of the ideas behind active history and public history.  If you are unsure of what active history or public history is Daniel does a great job of breaking down these ideas and showcasing ways in which people can be involved in both active and public history.  The interview also includes a segment exploring Daniel’s interest in urban history.  My interview discusses my public history roots, how I entered the archival profession and my reconciliation work through the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.

Many thanks to Risa and OHSSTA for showcasing Active History and our work.

Archivist Interview Series

14472397513_fce2765c1fMargaret Bond recently interviewed me as part of her ongoing Archivist Interviews seriesThe interview talks about my current job, how I came to work in archives, and one of my favourite archival finds.

It was a delight to work with Margaret on this interview and her ongoing series highlights a range of archival professionals in numerous different types of archives.