By Sean Graham
With December finally upon us, we’ve entered the season of cocktail parties. From seeing friends to office gatherings, the end of the year brings with it more social occasions than any other time on the calendar. One of the things that I often struggle with at these events is trying to describe my research in a way that is appealing in these settings. As a result, I often rely on anecdotes – whether of historic events or funny archive stories – in talking with people about what it’s like to study history.
In this episode of the History Slam – with Aaron Boyes as co-host – we talk about some of our favourite historical anecdotes. In addition, we welcome James Morgan, Madeleine Kloske, and Sean Nicklin, who provide some entertaining tales. And as a special bonus, the podcast features its first ever musical interlude.
Sean Graham is a doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa where he is currently working on a project that examines the early years of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has previously studied at Nipissing University, the University of the West Indies, and the University of Regina and like any red-blooded Canadian his ultimate dream is to be a curling champion while living on a diet of beer and poutine.