Announcements

Podcast: 2014 CHA Annual Meeting Keynote Address by Ian McKay

July 18, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download On May 26th, historian Ian McKay presented the keynote address of the 2014 Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, held in St. Catharines, Ontario. ActiveHistory.ca is pleased to feature a recording of his talk: “A Half-Century of Possessive Individualism: C.B. Macpherson and the Twenty-First Century Prospects of Liberalism”.

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Podcast: “Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War” by Teresa Iacobelli

May 23, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Ottawa Historical Association welcomed historian Teresa Iacobelli on March 5, 2014. ActiveHistory is happy to feature her talk “Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War”. Iacobelli is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s University. Her talk is based on her book of the same […]

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The War to End All Wars: A Look Back at World War One – A Video Series from the Department of History at York University

May 2, 2014

When Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip on June 28, 1914, it set off a chain of events that became one of the deadliest combats in human history, known as the First World War. To mark the centennial of the start of this war, York University’s Department of History […]

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Heritage Toronto Awards: Call for Nominations

April 18, 2014

The Heritage Toronto Awards celebrate outstanding contributions in the promotion and conservation of Toronto’s history and heritage by professionals and volunteers. The deadline for nominations is 4:30pm, May 16, 2014. Check out the poster below for more details.

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Video: Karen Ferguson – “The Yin-Yang of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.”

April 4, 2014

Our historical memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X most often sets them in opposition — racial integrationism vs. separatism, pacifism vs. violence, “good” vs. “bad” black leader (or vice versa).  But what happens if we move beyond this dualism and examine these African American icons together? What if we consider how and […]

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Government Cuts Funding After Five Years of ActiveHistory.ca

April 1, 2014

Happy April Fool’s Day! We’re happy to be celebrating our fifth year and thank you to our readers for all your support over the years! After five years of operation, ActiveHistory.ca will be shutting down because of government funding cuts. This website, originally envisioned as a Canadian version of Britain’s popular History & Policy website, […]

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Podcast – “Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland” by Jan Grabowski

March 14, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Ottawa Historical Association welcomed historian Jan Grabowski in January. ActiveHistory.ca is happy to feature here his talk, “Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland.” Grabowski is a professor at the University of Ottawa. His talk is based on his recent book of the same […]

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Opening the Academy: New Strategies for Exploring and Sharing African Nova Scotian History

February 15, 2014

On Friday, February 28th, a Royal Society of Canada-funded symposium will be held in the Fountain Commons at Acadia University. This Open Academy brings together scholars and members of the general public, including high school, community college, and university students and members of the African Nova Scotian descendant community. The event’s main objective is to […]

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Spring 2014 History Matters lecture series line-up announced

February 5, 2014

ActiveHistory.ca and the Toronto Public Library are pleased to announce the Spring 2014 History Matters lecture series. This season’s series focuses on the theme of “Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: Past and Present.” The lectures are part of the TPL’s Thought Exchange programming. “What Sir John A. Macdonald Thought About ‘Indians’ and Other Courtroom Tales” William […]

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Podcast – “After the Savage War: Reporting on Battles in Afghanistan and at Home” by Murray Brewster

January 22, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Ottawa Historical Association welcomed journalist Murray Brewster on November 5, 2013. ActiveHistory is happy to feature his talk, “After the Savage War: Reporting on Battles in Afghanistan and at Home.” Brewster has been a journalist for almost three decades with organizations such as The Canadian Press. His […]

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