History Slam

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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History Slam Episode Forty-Four: Pierre Savard Conference Keynote Speaker Robert Englebert

June 18, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham On Wednesday April 23, the tenth edition of the Pierre Savard Conference kicked off at the University of Ottawa. Through the years the conference’s keynotes have included such prominent historians as John Ralston Saul, David Hackett Fischer, and James Bartleman. But this year the organizing […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Three: Congress 2014 Recap

June 11, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Between May 24 and 30, Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, hosted the 2014 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. For three of those days the Canadian Historical Association held its annual meeting. This was my third year attending the CHA and I have […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Two: The Politics of Memory with Yves Frenette

May 27, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Since coming to power in 2006, the Harper government has increasingly involved itself in historical commemorations. Perhaps most famously with the War of 1812 television campaign, the government’s efforts have led to debates over what events should be commemorated and how political considerations shape the […]

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