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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.”

Photographs and envelopes on a table. Right side reads "Episode 23: Pretty Images With No Strings Attached"

Historical Reminiscents EP 23: Pretty Images With No Strings Attached

Images have the power to act as click-bait – photographs can illustrate blog posts, make your professional website more attractive, and help illuminate a historical topic.  In this episode I discuss using creative commons and public domain images as part of your online presence.  I breakdown the types of image licenses and mention some of…
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Historypin vs. WhatWasThere

My most recent post can be seen over at It is the first post in Active History’s new website review section. My review looks at place based history websites, and specifically the differences between Historypin and WhatWasThere.

Nippising Junction Public School

This week’s Northern Ontario Historical Photograph is of the Nippising Junction Public School in 1948. This one room school house was for grades one to four and serviced an area that is now part of North Bay, Ontario. This photograph is from the Michael Oldfield collection held by the Nippising University Archive. The Archive has…
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Main Street Sudbury, circa 1910

This week’s Northern Ontario historical image is of the Main Street of Sudbury, circa 1910. The image is from the Archives of Ontario and is part of the Photographs of the Audio-Visual Education Branch series. The Archives of Ontario also holds a number of historical maps of the communities within the Sudbury district. Many of…
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Northern Ontario Historical Photo of the Week: Algoma Steel

The idea to do a weekly photo series was inspired by Andrew Smith’s recent Historical Photograph of the Day feature over and on his blog and Kayla Jonas’ blog series on photography of Hamilton buildings. In the upcoming weeks I plan to focus on historical Northern Ontario images and to highlight the variety of sources…
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