Category Archives: Announcements

Calling for Exemplary Active History Projects

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Over the past year and a half, ActiveHistory.ca has been soliciting donations to support our work. As part of our donations policy, we want to ensure that any surplus in our accounts is repurposed to support active history projects. As such, we are pleased to announce this morning two programs to promote the work of active historians. The first are… Read more »

Open Letter Re: The Closing of the Saskatoon Office of the Provincial Archives at the University of Saskatchewan

November 29, 2018 It has recently been brought to our attention that the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan (PAS) has made the decision to consolidate its holdings and close its office in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan. The Saskatoon office has existed as an important part of the University’s research network since the archive board was created in 1945. The… Read more »

For a Francophone University in Ontario

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The following open letter, written by the leadership of the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française, was published in French by Le Devoir on Wednesday and HistoireEngagee.ca yesterday.  With two lines in its 15 November budget announcement, Doug Ford’s government abolished l’Université de l’Ontario français. Tied to the closure of the French Language Services Commission, this act removes the rights Franco-Ontarians had gained… Read more »

Juno to Victory: A Call for Blog Posts

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June 6th, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Canada’s role on Juno Beach, and the beginning of the victory campaign in northwest Europe. The Canadian Army lost 359 men on D-Day alone. What followed was a deadly, attritional struggle known as the Battle of Normandy. Even after over 100,000 casualties and with their armies in full retreat to the… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Series and Theme Weeks

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To conclude our summer hiatus of reposts we are showcasing the series which we have hosted over the past year.  Many thanks to all of our series editors and contributors. History Curriculum series, coordinated by Samantha Cutrara The Lost Stories Project, coordinated by Ronald Rudin The Spanish Flu theme week, in partnership with the Defining Moments Canada project Income Tax… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Selling the Sixties Scoop: Saskatchewan’s Adopt Indian and Métis Project

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer 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 19, 2017 Allyson Stevenson In… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – The Hubris of Academe, or, “Students Suck”

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer 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 by Elise Chenier was originally featured on September 25, 2017…. Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Teaching Sexual Violence in History

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer 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 May 4, 2018. Sanchia deSouza, Joel… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Settler Records, Indigenous Histories: Challenges in Indigenous Genealogical Research

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer 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 by Stacey Devlin and Emily Cuggy was originally featured on… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – No Truck or Trade with Trump? The Puzzling Absence of anti-NAFTA Sentiment in Canada

The editors of ActiveHistory.ca are currently enjoying our annual end of summer 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 by Asa McKercher was originally featured on October 6, 2017…. Read more »