Category Archives: Announcements

A fond farewell: Thank you Beth Robertson

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This month Beth Robertson will be leaving the editorial collective in order to focus on her teaching at Carleton University and her work as the digital editor for the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association / Scientia Canadensis. In recognition of all the work she has put into the project over the past three years, we are reposting the introduction to… Read more »

Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories Twitter Conference

La version française suit l’anglais The Active History editorial team is excited to announce that in collaboration with Unwritten Histories, Canada’s History Society, and the Wilson Institute we’re organizing the first-ever Canadian History Twitter Conference. Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories will take place on Twitter August 24-25, 2017. With this conference we hope to diversify the historical narrative and uplift marginalized… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca 2.0

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Our new look Today we’re re-launching ActiveHistory.ca with a new look and a more secure online presence. Over the past year or two we’ve been tinkering with the site in an effort to improve readability and make older content more accessible: we’re hoping that this modest makeover will help a bit with those goals. Among the new features–besides our trimmed-down… Read more »

Write for Us!

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Over the past year, much has changed at ActiveHistory.ca. Long time editors Ian Milligan and Kaleigh Bradley left the project as their careers have taken them in different directions, while we’ve added three new contributing editors to the team (Welcome Stephanie Bangarth, Erika Dyck, and Colin Coates!). Following New Directions in Active History, a conference we held last fall, we… Read more »

Thank You Kaleigh Bradley – ActiveHistory.ca repost

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In our final repost of the summer we’d like to highlight the work of an outgoing member of our editorial collective. Kaleigh Bradley joined the project as a regular contributor in 2010 with a post “Memento Mori On the Web: What Happens When Photos are Digitized?” In 2012, she took on the role of book review editor, before joining the… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – One Monument Too Many: Why R.B. Bennett Doesn’t Deserve a Spot on Parliament Hill

ActiveHistory.ca is on a two-week hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.   Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on September 16, 2015. By Sonya Roy and Steve Hewitt In recent years, non-experts,… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Paved with Good Intentions: Simply Requiring Indigenous Content is Not Enough

ActiveHistory.ca is on a two-week hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.   Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on January 13, 2016 during the Indigenous Histories theme week edited by Crystal Fraser…. Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Who Teaches Digital History in Canada?

ActiveHistory.ca is on a two-week hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.   Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on April 6, 2016. By Sean Kheraj Digital history is coming to York University… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Baba Wore a Burqa, and Nona wore a Niqab

ActiveHistory.ca is on a two-week hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.   Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on October 16, 2015. By Karen Dubinsky and Franca Iacovetta Last week two high… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Bleeding Him White: How Canada Stole an Indigenous Veteran’s Identity

ActiveHistory.ca is on a two-week hiatus, but we’ll be back with new content in September. During the hiatus, we’re featuring some of our most popular and favourite posts from the past year.   Thanks as always to our writers and readers. The following post was originally featured on February 2, 2016 s part of  “Canada’s First World War: A Centennial Series on… Read more »