Category Archives: Podcast

History Slam Episode Eighty-Three: Disaster Citizenship

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Jacob-Remes.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In June 1914, the town of Salem, Massachusetts was the site of a massive fire that destroyed over 1,300 buildings. Three and a half years later in Halifax, a fire aboard the SS Mont-Blanc caused an explosion that killed approximately 2,000 people and injured 9,000 others. These two events may seem… Read more »

History Slam Episode Seventy-Nine: Open Access

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Open-Access.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham There are certain universal experiences that go along with being involved in academics, one of which is explaining the publishing model of academic journals. This is particularly difficult for grad students, who, upon their first publication, are confronted by family members wondering how much they got paid. It’s a well meaning… Read more »

History Slam Episode Seventy-Eight: Disaster Drawn

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Hillary-Chute.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham As anyone who has ever done archival research knows, there are moments where things can get incredibly dull. To get over this, we all try to find little things that keep us going. When I was in the midst of reading every issue of the Moose Jaw Times between 1931 and… Read more »

History Slam Episode Seventy-Seven: Prime Minister’s Row

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Prime-Ministers-Row.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Before I moved to Ottawa, my only experience with the city was a brief research trip, during which I heard about the nation’s capital radius rule. The rule holds that if you’re standing on Parliament Hill you can walk 15 blocks in any direction and still feel like you are in… Read more »

History Slam Episode Seventy-Six: Continental Cup of Curling

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Continental-Cup.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham This past weekend at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, curlers from around the world competed in the Continental Cup. Four Canadian teams and two American teams made up Team North America while Team World consisted of teams representing Norway, Sweden, China, Japan, Switzerland, and Scotland. In one of the… Read more »

History Slam Episode Seventy: First Nations, Calgary Stampede, and the 1923 Raid on City Hall

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Susan-Joudrey.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Perhaps best known for barrel racing, cowboy boots, and more pancakes than any human should ever consume, the Calgary Stampede is the biggest event in the city each summer. It’s so important locally that after the floods in 2013 that left the grounds under water, officials scrambled to ensure it opened… Read more »

History Slam Episode Sixty-Nine: Historica Canada and Heritage Minutes Contest

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Historica.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham I’m fairly confident that everyone in my elementary school classes could recite the ‘Burnt Toast’ Heritage Minute by memory. It seemed to air multiple times each episode during re-runs of Degrassi on the CBC. While that one stood out the most for me and my classmates, other Heritage Minutes like Laura… Read more »

Podcast: Trouble on Main Street: William Lyon Mackenzie King, Reason, Race, and the 1907 Vancouver Riots

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/OHA-March.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn March 10, 2015, Julie Gilmour delivered an address as part of the Ottawa Historical Association Lecture Series. Entitled William Lyon Mackenzie King, Reason, Race, and the 1907 Vancouver Riots, the talk examined the Prime Minister’s policies and response to racial tensions. Activehistory.ca is pleased to present a recording of the talk.

History Slam Episode Sixty-Eight: Grindstone Island and Non-Violence Resistance in Canada

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Tarah-Brookfield.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In the past couple of weeks, the History Slam has looked at war resistance and human rights. Following a similar theme, this episode examines non-violence. The first thing I ever had published examined non-violent resistance in the context of the American Civil Rights Movement. The part about it that I find… Read more »

History Slam Episode Sixty-Seven: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Jodi-Giesbrecht.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Over the past few years, there has been plenty written on the changes in Canada’s national museums. A good deal of the focus has been on the renovations to the newly re-named Canadian Museum of History, but there has also been plenty of news out of Winnipeg and the new Canadian… Read more »