Category Archives: History Slam

History Slam Episode Thirty: The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Scott-Crawford.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham The baseball playoffs started last week, which means that it’s the time of year where stuff like this happens. Of all the professional sports, baseball has the most voluminous historiography. From questions about the game’s origins to debates over who was the best player, baseball’s history has been embraced in a… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-Nine: Canada’s Cross-Country Train

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Train-Intro.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Whenever I have to fly, I generally feel like this and assume that the flight is going to end like this. As a result, when I learned that Congress this past spring was going to be held in Victoria, my initial reaction to having to confront two cross country flights in… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-Eight: Sabine Wieber and Death Masks

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Sabine-Wieber.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham As the summer comes to an end, my reading list has recently included Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie and Will Schwalbe’s The End of Your Life Book Club while this PBS Frontline episode on facing death has found its way into my viewing schedule (all of which I would highly recommend)…. Read more »

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 »