Active History Announcements: May 9-15

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The following upcoming events may be of interest to our readers (click on ‘continue reading’ below for full descriptions):

1)  Approaching the Past: A series connecting people teaching history – Ruth Sandwell keynote speaker

2) Active History lunch at the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association – Montreal, May 30

3) Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre (CIHC): Afternoon of History and Heritage in Brantford – June 12th

4) Digest of this week’s blog posts

If you have something to announce to the Active History community please contact info (at) activehistory.ca.

1)  On Wednesday June 16th (7-9 pm) we will be jointly hosting “Approaching the Past: A series connecting people teaching history” at Black Creek Pioneer Village.  This will be the first of a number of evening events open to anyone with an interest in teaching history, particularly teachers, academics, and public historians.  Ruth Sandwell will be the inaugural speaker.  She will be speaking on “History is a Verb: Using Historical Sources to Teach Canadian Rural History.”  The event is free but we need participants to RSVP by May 18th.  For more information or to RSVP please contact Jennifer Bonnell at jennifer.bonnell@utoronto.ca.

2) The Active History group will be meeting on Sunday May 30 at 12:30 in Henry F. Hall rm 427 at Concordia University during the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association.  This group is planning on becoming an affiliated group of the CHA and serves a forum to discuss the broader ideas and projects related to Active History.  Lunch will be served and all are welcome.

3)  The Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre is hosting an afternoon of history and heritage on June 12th.  Presentations include “Historic Mills in the Grand River Watershed” by Warren Stauch, “Adaptive Re-use of industrial buildings in the Grand River Valley” by Dr. Karen Dearlove, and a round table discussion of ‘place and history’.  The event is being held between 12:30 and 5 p.m. at Laurier at Brantfor Odeon Theatre, Rm OD110, 50 Market Street, Brantford.  For more information please contact 519-732-1000 or info@canadianindustrialheritage.org.

4) This week in the ActiveHistory blogosphere:

– Christine McLaughlin, May Day in Hamilton, Ontario

– Jaipreet Virdi, Preserving Health and Maintaining Illness

– A.J. Rowley, Should We Embrace the Short URL?

– Laura Madokoro, How far have we come?

– James Cullingham, A Glance at Cuba, April 2010

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