Category Archives: Canadian history

PUBLIC POLICY AND LABOUR HISTORY IN NEW BRUNSWICK

Understanding New Brunswick’s present by knowing about its past is the theme of a two-day bilingual conference on public policy and labour history to be held 1-2 September 2009 at the Wu Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The conference, Informing Public Policy:  Socio-economic and Historical Perspectives on Labour in New Brunswick, brings together researchers and community leaders from all parts… Read more »

Humphries on the Lessons of the 1918 Pandemic

In today’s Globe and Mail, an insightful article from Mark Humphries that draws on the lessons of the 1918 Influenza to provide advice on how to deal with the contemporary H1N1 (‘swine flu’) pandemic fear. The link is here. It’s certainly worth reading and thinking about, both as a great way to see active history in motion but also because… Read more »

First Paper

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We have posted our first paper in the Education sub-section of the Papers page.  Paul Axelrod and Academic Matters: The Journal of Higher Education were kind enough to allow us to link a paper on this site.  Axelrod’s short essay is a clear demonstration of the contribution historians can make to current issues. Paul Axelrod, Universities and the Great Depression: Then and Now? If you… Read more »