Category Archives: Announcements

Activehistory.ca repost – Black History Podcasts and Talks

As part of Black History Month every Friday in February we’re featuring some of our most popular posts and podcasts on Black History. Today we’re featuring some of our favourite podcasts and recorded talks on Black History from the past few years. History Slam Podcasts: Episode Twenty-Six: The Black Panthers in Saskatchewan In this episode of the History Slam podcast, Sean… Read more »

Activehistory.ca repost – Why “I Used to Love H.E.R,” Why I Still Love H.E.R: Hip Hop THEN, Hip Hop NOW

As part of Black History Month every Friday in February we’re featuring some of our most popular posts and podcasts on Black History. The following post was originally featured on March 14, 2011. By Francesca D’Amico Chicago’s Cominskey Park on July 12th, 1979 was a scene like no other. Disco Demolition Night was a promotional event meant to protest the shift… Read more »

Activehistory.ca repost – Slavery in Canada? I Never Learned That!

As part of Black History Month every Friday in February we’re featuring some of our most popular posts and podcasts on Black History. The following post was originally featured on October 23, 2013. By Natasha Henry The highly anticipated soon-to-be-released film, 12 Years a Slave, has garnered lots of attention following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film… Read more »

Setting an agenda for new directions in Active History

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It has been four months since New Directions in Active History: Institutions, Communication, and Technologies concluded. The event left many of us rejuvenated and excited for the future possibilities for this project and related projects shared during the conference. In fact, both the new exhibits and features sections were developed out of ideas initially addressed at the event. We’ve also heard… Read more »

New Paper: Truth, Reconciliation, and the Politics of the Body in Indian Residential School History

ActiveHistory.ca is pleased to announce the publication of Evan Habkirk and Janice Forsyth’s paper Truth, Reconciliation, and the Politics of the Body in Indian Residential School History In March 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada completed its six-year investigation into the experiences of Indian residential school students who had survived years of neglect, abuse, and trauma at these… Read more »

Community Engaged History

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Active history is proud to present a video each week from New Directions in Active History. The conference took place at Huron University College on October 2-4, 2015 and brought together scholars, students, professionals and community members to discuss a wide range of topics pertaining to active history. Completing the opening presentations is Keith Carlson, professor of History and Research Chair in… Read more »

Holiday Hiatus

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ActiveHistory.ca is on a hiatus for the winter break, with a return to daily posts in early January. Thank you to all our contributors, guest writers, guest editors, and readers for making 2015 a very successful year. Happy holidays to all and we look forward to continuing our work in 2016!

The University of Victoria History Department’s Refugee Campaign

Over the past few days the History Department at the University of Victoria has been circulating the following opportunity and challenge among historians in Canada. We have reprinted it here for the interest of our readers and as a great illustration of what we envision as Active History.    Dear Fellow Historians, No group can better appreciate the historical significance… Read more »

The Future of Loyalist Studies

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As part of our partnership with the new early Canadian history blog Borealia, we’ll be posting highlights from that website here every Saturday in November. By Christopher F. Minty “Intractable issues vex loyalist studies.” These were the words Ruma Chopra used in an essay, published in History Compass, in 2013. She’s right. As of mid-2015, loyalist studies has come to an important juncture,… Read more »

Being Part of Something Larger: A Review of Imprinting Britain

As part of our partnership with the new early Canadian history blog Borealia, we’ll be posting highlights from that website here every Saturday in November. By Keith Grant Michael Eamon, Imprinting Britain: Newspapers, Sociability, and the Shaping of British North America (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015). “Were I to name the most striking peculiarity of our neighbours in the… Read more »