Category Archives: Announcements

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 »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – The Police Records of a Bath Raid Found-In: Excluded from Bill C-66

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 Tom Hooper was originally featured on January 23, 2018.For more… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – We Regret To Inform You: The Emotional Labour of Academic Job Applications

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 Andrea Eidinger was originally featured on February 8, 2018…. Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – White Supremacy, Political Violence, and Community: The Questions We Ask, from 1907 to 2017

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 Laura Ishiguro and Laura Madokoro was originally featured on September… Read more »

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Spanish Flu Pandemic: Testaments.ca

By Neil Orford and Blake Heathcote In January 1920, Stan McVittie was a fit and robust electrical engineer working at a hydro-electric generating plant on the Wahnapitae River in Northern Ontario. Just six years out of university, he loved his work and the outdoor life he’d known all his life. The future was brilliant. While his young wife and daughter… Read more »

Do you know what the children are learning?

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By Samantha Cutrara What is the purpose of learning history? Are we doomed to repeat it? Do we lose grounding? Are we stranded without space or place? Does history provide us with the skills for understanding evidence or content for narrating experience? As adults, as educators, as historians, we answer these questions with a blend of cliché and seriousness, never… Read more »

Supporting the Work of ActiveHistory.ca

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For the past eight years, ActiveHistory.ca has functioned as an entirely volunteer-run website without robust financial supports. This has meant that when technical problems that exceed our abilities have arisen, we have needed to go cap-in-hand to drum up emergency funding to maintain the website or – occasionally – pay these costs out of pocket. As our website and audience… Read more »