Category Archives: Announcements

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Lillian Piché Shirt, John Lennon and a Cree Grandmother’s Inspiration for the Song “Imagine”

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 December 5, 2016. By Lillian Shirt,… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – Bob Kinnear, the Amalgamated Transit Union, and the History of Canadian-American Labour Relations

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 March 23, 2017. by Christo Aivalis… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost –Remembering the Voyage of the St. Louis

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 February 7, 2016 By Laura Madokoro … Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – From Memorials to Instagram: Twenty-first Century Commemoration of the First World War

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 November 10, 2016 Claire L. Halstead… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – The Year of the Flood: Hurricane Matthew, Oral Narratives, and Climate 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 October 13, 2016. By Lachlan MacKinnon… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost – The CIDA Photography Collections: A Visual Perspective on Canadian International Aid

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 December 9, 2016. Sonya de Laat… Read more »

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 »