Category Archives: Canadian history

Podcast: Ian McKay on the Right-Wing Reconceptualization of Canada

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/McKay-The-Empire-Strikes-Back.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ian McKay, professor of history at Queen’s University, recently delivered an engaging and provocative talk titled “The Empire Strikes Back: Militarism, Imperial Nostalgia, and the Right-Wing Reconceptualization of Canada”.  McKay’s talk was the keynote address of the 15th annual New Frontiers Graduate History Conference at York University. The talk is available here for… Read more »

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Ontario Women’s History Network The Ontario Women’s History Network Annual Meeting and Conference and Conference will be held April 1-2 in Kingston, Ontario. It is on “Canadian Women & the Second World War” and has an interesting array of speakers. Please download the conference flyer here.  Contact rosefinemeyer@gmail.com for more information. Calling all History Teachers & Curriculum Leaders, Museum and Historical… Read more »

New paper: What Can “Oral History” Teach Us?

What if the study of the Canadian past was understood as an interdisciplinary field? Steven High’s new paper offers oral history as an example of an interdisciplinary craft that has made such a transition.  High, Canada Research Chair in Public History and Associate Professor of History at Concordia University, examines this and other issues surrounding oral history. ActiveHistory.ca is always… Read more »

Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast

http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Kheraj Podcasts are yet another digital medium for historians to reach new audiences and communicate their research findings. Elisabeth Grant at AHA Today recently surveyed some of the history podcasts available online today. Since 2008, the Network in Canadian History & Environment has produced a monthly audio podcast called Nature’s Past. Through interviews, round-table… Read more »

March 10th Public Lecture: “A Brief History of Canadian Utopias: Is There a Canadian Utopian Tradition?”

A reminder to our readers that you are all invited to the inaugural lecture in the Mississauga Library System’s ‘History Minds’ series, co-hosted with ActiveHistory.ca. The first talk will be on Thursday, March 10th at 7:30PM in Classroom 3 at the Mississauga Central Library (see below the cut for directions).

New Book Review: Gord Barnes on Ken Leyton-Brown’s The Practice of Execution in Canada

Today, our sixth book review by somebody from outside of academia of a book written by a professional historian. Amnesty International volunteer, activist and fieldworker Gord Barnes, from Regina, SK, reviews Ken Leyton-Brown’s The Practice of Execution in Canada.

Canadian petition to save the Historical Archives of Hungarian State Security

Please sign the petition to save the Historical Archives of Hungarian State Security.

Buy Domestic, Buy Local, Buy Union? Historical Lessons for Today’s Consumer Activists

A look at some of the problems with current consumer activist campaigns and some lessons we can learn from the past.

Ecological Indigenization: Buffalo-Clad Imperialists at the 49th Parallel

Scrub oak speaks: It speaks Sioux. It speaks Anishinaabe. English now. Maybe – since Trudeau – it even learned some French. If you listen carefully, beneath the roar of stories about colonialism, it will whisper we were here, we were here.

Announcing the Mississauga Library System Speakers’ Series

In this post, we announce an upcoming speakers’ series in March, April, and May 2011 at the Mississauga Library System.