Category Archives: History Slam

History Slam Episode Twenty-Seven: Heather Murray and LGBT History

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Heather-Murray.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham This Friday, Capital Pride kicks off its ten days of festivities in Ottawa. With film showings, pub nights, and, of course, the parade, the event seems to get bigger and garner more attention each year. This growth has been mirrored in the historical literature on LGBT communities. Over the past couple… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-Six: The Black Panthers in Saskatchewan

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dawn-Flood.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham I often say that Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is one of my favourite cities in the country – in part because of the way it has capitalized on Al Capone and the possibility that the legendary Chicago gangster conducted business in the city in the 1920s and 1930s. This is perhaps best… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-Five: Budget Cuts and the Study of History

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Lyle-and-Dominique-Cuts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Over the course of the past week, Ian Mosby’s work on nutritional experiments on aboriginal students in residential schools has received plenty of attention in the national media. While it will take a while before the full impact of the research is felt, there was some immediate excitement within the historical… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-Four: Mary-Ellen Kelm and Rodeo in Western Canada

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Mary-Ellen-Kelm.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham After the devastation of the floods in Calgary, it has been nice to see the positive reports coming out of the first weekend of the Stampede. While there is still a lot of work to be done, the city’s signature event provides an escape from the hardship and an opportunity to… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-Three: Congress Recap

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Congress-Recap-Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe 2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Congress was held recently in Victoria, which of course included the CHA Annual Meeting. In a beautiful city, with a beautiful campus, and spurred on by beautiful weather, the conference was quite a success. A hearty congratulations to Penny Bryden and her entire organizing committee at the University… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-Two: Madeleine Kloske

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Madeleine-Kloske.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham On Wednesday night there was a screening of four documentary films as part of Northern Scene in Ottawa. The evening’s feature film was Dan Sokolowski’s Degrees Northand it was preceded by three shorts: Andrew Connors’ Come Back Little Star, Daniel Janke’s Finding Milton, and Lulu Keating’s Dawson Town Melted Down. Each… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-One: Marketplace at Northern Scene

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Artists-Marketplace.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham For the first four days of Northern Scene, the Panorama Room at the National Arts Centre was transformed into a marketplace featuring some of the region’s top artists. In this episode of the History Slam I talk with three of those artists about their work and the changing face of the… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty: The Nantuck Brothers and Justice

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Justice-Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In August 1899, Dawson and Jim Nantack were executed in Dawson City, Yukon for the murder of two prospectors. On November 4, 2010, their remains were uncovered by a backhoe operator during construction of a sewage treatment plant. The discovery led to a renewed interest in the story of four men… Read more »

History Slam Episode Nineteen: The Dorset Seen Exhibit

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Dorset-Seen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Last Friday night in Ottawa, buses traversed the city as part of an art gallery crawl. The unofficial launch of Northern Scene, Swarm allowed art fans to view 15 different exhibits around the national capital region, with the event being capped off by a series of performances followed by a fashion… Read more »

History Slam Episode Eighteeen: Tom McSorley on Nanook of the North and Grub-Stake

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/northernscene_tom_mcsorley1-edit1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham As we kick off Northern History Week, we thought it would be fun to go back and look at some of the earliest films depicting life in northern Canada. In this episode of the History Slam podcast, I chat with Tom McSorley of the Canadian Film Institute about one of the… Read more »