History Slam

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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History Slam Episode Forty-One: Race, Identity, and Newfoundland Culture in Robert Chafe’s Oil and Water

May 21, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham On February 18, 1942 off the coast of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, the USS Truxton and the USS Pollux ran aground in the midst of a harsh winter storm. Of the 389 sailors on both ships, only 186 survived. Of those, one stood out: Lanier Phillips. […]

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History Slam Episode Forty: The First World War at the Pierre Savard Conference

May 7, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham From April 23 to 25, the History Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Ottawa hosted the 10th Annual Pierre Savard Conference. Robert Englebert, professor at the University of Saskatchewan at founder of the conference, joined the ranks of John Ralston Saul, David Hackett Fischer, […]

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History Slam Episode Thirty-Nine: Corpus, a play about the Holocaust, Memory, and History

May 3, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Corpus is currently in the midst of its world premiere run at Arts Court Theatre in Ottawa. Shows run through May 10, 2014. For further information, go to counterpointplayers.com This past Monday evening marked the end of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). The occasion brought […]

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History Slam Episode Thirty-Eight: Senate Reform with James McHugh

April 23, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham On Friday, the Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling on whether the government can proceed with Senate reform without amending the Constitution. The decision has been a long time coming for Stephen Harper, who has expressed a strong desire to reform the Senate […]

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