I have a busy couple of weeks ahead of me with some personal and work related travel on the horizon. On the personal side I’ll be in Southern Ontario and Buffalo, New York. As usual while traveling I’ll be keeping an eye out for interesting public history initiatives.
From October 1-4, 2015 I’ll be in London, Ontario at the New Directions in Active History Conference at Huron University College. During the conference I’ll be:
- Thursday October 1: Running a workshop on “Archives and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission” for high school and undergraduate students as part of Huron History Day.
- Friday October 2: Jay Young and I will be delivering a workshop titled “Active History in the Archives.” A description of this workshop can be found in the conference program.
- Saturday October 3: I am chairing the “Engaging Popular Conceptions of History” panel featuring Jason Ellis, Josh Cole, and Geoff Keelan.
- Sunday October 4: I am also chairing the New Directions in Active History closing panel made up of Megan Davies, Alan Corbiere, and Hector MacKenzie.
Other than those fixed commitments I’m looking forward to connecting with the Active History editorial collective in person, taking in some of the great panels, and engaging in conversations around active history. I’m also looking forward to being back in London which I haven’t visited to since I graduated from Western.