Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Tag: material culture

Poster for theme week

Material Culture Theme Week

Active History is organizing a 2020 theme week around material culture. Modeled after the 2019 Museum Theme Week (http://activehistory.ca/museum-theme-week/) this series aims to expand the conversation about material culture and highlight the work of those studying the materiality of the past. We welcome contributions from academics, public historians, museum professionals, makers, community practitioners, and anyone…
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Title slide for talk

Tri-University Annual History Conference Keynote

I am delighted to share that I was the keynote at the Tri-University Annual History Conference on March 9, 2019 in Guelph.  The theme for this year’s conference was “In Small and Large Things Remembered’: Material Culture and History.”

Exploring History at the Royal Ontario Museum

ROM.  Photo Credit: It_Paris I grew up in a rural community that is within commuting distance to Toronto.  Despite this proximity and my love for museums I never visited the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) while living there.  Last week while visiting family in the area I took the opportunity to explore the ROM for the…
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Family Heirlooms: From Cutlery to Adornments

Who else has a relative who collects spoons?  In many instances these relatives tend to be older, female, and the spoons tend to be hanging in a wooden/glass display case of some sort.  My mother, grandmother and a number of aunts all collected spoons at one point or another.  Theses spoons were often purchased while…
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Heritage reading

December 20th’s #reverb10 prompt: Beyond avoidance. What should you have done this year but didn’t because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?) In 2010 I have avoided dedicating more time to reading academic writing relevant to my field. The majority of the material I…
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