Category Archives: Podcast

History Slam Episode Sixty-Three: Metis and the Medicine Line

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Michel-Hogue.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham  It’s rare that a book is called the definitive book on the subject. But that’s exactly how one review summed up Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People. The book begins with the surveyors tracing the 49th parallel through the Prairies and tracks the Metis as… Read more »

History Slam Episode Sixty-Two: Congress Recap 2015

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Congress-Recap-2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Every year the Canadian Historical Association holds its Annual Meeting as part of the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences. This year the event was held at the University of Ottawa which, as an Ottawa denizen, was quite nice. I didn’t spend any time looking at maps, figuring out where the… Read more »

Podcast: Pride and Prejudice: Anti-Americanism Among Canada’s Intellectuals, 1891-1945

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DCB-OHA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadActivehistory.ca is pleased to present a recording of Damien-Claude Bélanger’s talk ‘Pride and Prejudice: Anti-Americanism Among Canada’s Intellectuals, 1891-1945’. The talk was delivered as part of the Ottawa Historical Association Lecture Series on February 17, 2015.

History Slam Episode Sixty-One: The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas and the JFK Assassination

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/JFK-Museum.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Over the past fifty years, that assassination has resulted in investigations, speculation, and conspiracies about how and why Kennedy died. From the Warren Commission to the Oliver Stone movie, JFK and the circumstances of his death… Read more »

History Slam Episode Sixty: Studying Professional Wrestling

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/AJ-Ortega.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Between the ages of 5 and 12 I spent many Saturday mornings scanning the television channels looking for the wrestling shows. Whether WWF (now WWE) or WCW, I loved watching the matches and seeing how the storylines unfolded from week to week. As I slowly discovered that the outcomes were pre-determined I… Read more »

Podcast: The Sweetest Sounds: Musical Life in Ontario 1880-1920

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/OHA-October.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn October 21, 2014 Madelaine Morrison delivered a talk entitled The Sweetest Sounds: Musical Life in Ontario, 1880-1920 as part of the Ottawa Historical Association lecture series. In her address, Morrison discussed the evolution of the piano and its place in Ontario’s social life during these years. Activehistory.ca is pleased to present a recording… Read more »

History Slam Episode Fifty-Nine: Curling in Canada

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Curling.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham “It’s not just a rock. It’s forty-two pounds of polished granite, with a beveled underbelly and a handle a human being can hold. And it may have no practical purpose in and of itself but it is a repository of human possibility and if it’s handled just right it will exact… Read more »

Podcast: Historical Research on Canada and Beyond

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Daschuk-and-Phillips.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor the first time the winners of the two highest distinctions given annually by the Canadian Historical Association met for an exchange with the public and between each other. Jim Daschuk, author of the account of the “forced starvation” of aboriginal peoples in the Canadian plains in the 19th century, and Mark Phillips, whose… Read more »

History Slam Episode Fifty-Eight: African Canadians in the U.S. Civil War

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Richard-Reid.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham The first time I learned about the American Civil War (1861-1865), it was kind of along the lines of this: Of course any war is more complicated than a single word, but that succinct answer nicely sums up how a lot of people think of the Civil War. And yet, since… Read more »

History Slam Episode Fifty-Seven: Unlikely Diplomats: The Canadian Brigade in Germany 1951-1964

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Isabel-Campbell.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham On December 4, 2014, the Canadian War Museum and UBC Press book launch as part of their joint Canadian Military Series. The series features a wide range of military historians and their examinations of this country’s military history. The books launched on this night discussed consumerism on the home front during… Read more »