Category Archives: History in the News

Discover Canada: Historians respond to Canada’s new citizenship guide

The recent release of the primer for the Canadian citizenship test, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, has been met with much praise. Many historians, however, are not so laudatory.

Graduate Student Workshop: Publishing for a Wide Audience (and Making some Extra Cash)

Monday October 19, 2009 London, ON Email: acrymbl@uwo.ca Fifty thousand screaming readers rush the newsstand to get a copy of your latest research.  Okay, maybe they’re not screaming, but the numbers probably aren’t that far off.  While peer reviewed journals may make the academic world go round, it’s through magazines and newspapers that your work can make its way into… Read more »

Humphries on the Lessons of the 1918 Pandemic

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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 »