Category Archives: Podcast

Podcast: “History Under Harper: A Micro-Lecture Discussion” Play in new window | DownloadAs part of Congress 2013, the Canadian Historical Association co-sponsored a panel with the Canadian Political Science Association on Wednesday June 5 entitled “History Under Harper: A Micro-Lecture Discussion.” Featuring 10 panelists and two discussants, the session analyzed the Harper Government’s use and understanding of Canadian history. An extremely well-attended panel, the discussion featured… Read more »

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

Podcast: Lyle Dick’s CHA Presidential Address Play in new window | DownloadOn June 4th 2013 Lyle Dick delivered his Canadian Historical Association (CHA) presidential address, titled “On Local History and Local Historical Knowledge.” Dick spoke at the CHA Annual Meeting in Victoria, BC. A long time employee with Parks Canada, he is also the author of numerous books and articles on the history of Canada. Dick’s address is… Read more »

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

Podcast: After the Cuts: The Future of History in Canada

On April 19, the Canadian Historical Association organized a panel as part of the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History in Ottawa entitled “After the Cuts: The Future of History in Canada.” The panel was designed to analyze the changes to historical work in Canada stemming from recent federal budget cuts, revised mandates, and institutional reorganizations. Chaired… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-Two: Madeleine Kloske 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 »