History Slam

History Slam Episode Fifty-Four: Celebrating Canada, Part 1

October 29, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Full disclosure: I live in Ottawa and regularly walk past Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial on my way to Library and Archives Canada. For me, last Wednesday was a surreal day and in the week since the majority of the people with whom […]

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History Slam Episode Fifty-Three: What to Wear to the Birth of a Nation

October 15, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham The story has been told thousands of time in the same way: the Fathers of Confederation met in Charlottetown and Quebec in 1864 and laid the groundwork for Confederation. These were men of vision who, according the video shown at the PEI legislature, had few […]

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History Slam Episode Fifty-Two: Seriously! Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered

October 1, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham This is the final episode in our series of podcasts recorded at the 2014 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. The conference was held May 22-25 at the University of Toronto. “To be taken seriously is a major reward that can be bestowed on […]

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History Slam Episode Fifty-One: The History of Women in Science and Engineering

September 17, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham This is the second episode in our series of podcasts recorded at the 2014 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. The conference was held May 22-25 at the University of Toronto. The 2014 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians that was held in Toronto was […]

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History Slam Episode Fifty: Growing Up Consumers

September 3, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Whenever I go back to my parents’ house, I am confronted with a pile of stuff from my childhood that they want me to go through. From clothes to toys to sports equipment, there’s a lot of things that I had growing up that I […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Nine: Coming Out in the Classroom

August 13, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham In the spring, I taught HIS 3375, History of Popular Culture in Canada, at the University of Ottawa. Since the course had a participation element, I thought it would be fun to have an ice-breaker activity. So I compiled a list of ten questions that […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Eight: Ian Mosby and History in the Media

July 29, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Just over a year ago, Canadian news outlets started to report on nutritional experiments that had been conducted on First Nations kids at Residential Schools. For a couple of weeks the stories continued to appear on the front pages of newspapers and on nightly newscasts […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Seven: Sensationalism, the Donnelly Massacre, and Small-Town Canada

July 16, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Factionalism tends to be viewed negatively – particularly when examined through a political lens – but for storytellers, factionalism can be a very effective tool. The conflict created by these factions has led to some of the best cultural material ever made. The Capulets and […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Six: Ontario’s Spring Bear Hunt

July 9, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Back in April, Ontario’s minority Liberal government announced the return of the spring bear hunt, which had been eliminated in 1999. In doing so, the government cited “public safety and human-bear conflicts” as a primary motivation for the decision. This has led to a rather […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Five: Verene Shepherd and Women’s History in the Caribbean

June 25, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham This is the first episode in our series of podcasts recorded at the 2014 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. The conference was held May 22-25 at the University of Toronto. As an undergrad, I had the opportunity to spend a year studying at […]

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