Announcing the Mississauga Library System Speakers’ Series

February 5, 2011

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

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Active History on the Grand: Brantford Up-date

November 22, 2010

If you’ve read my previous blogs, you’ll notice that I talk a lot about Brantford, Ontario.  Since completing my PhD in History from McMaster University I’ve been working as the Executive Director of the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre (CIHC), a not-for-profit organization in Brantford dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Canadian industrial history and […]

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Can We Redeem File-Sharing After the Download Decade?

August 3, 2010

The term “download decade” is an effective description of the first ten years of this infant century and the first rising chapter of the so-called Information Age. It accurately distills the blind conspiracy between the exponential availability of high-speed Internet, the gradual decrease in the cost of personal computers, the rise of peer-to-peer file-sharing networks […]

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How Useful is the Library of Congress’ Twitter Archive?

June 4, 2010

On Wednesday 14 April, the United States of America’s Library of Congress (LOC) announced a deal with the popular social networking service, Twitter, to archive all public messages on the site right down to the first “tweet” from @jack (Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder) on 21 March 2006, at 3:50 PM. Response to the news can […]

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Want to Write With Us? We’re Looking for More Bloggers!

May 16, 2010

ActiveHistory.Ca puts out a Call for Bloggers, as we seek to expand our circle of regular contributors.

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Book Review Section Launched

March 29, 2010

Our new book review section launches today with the publication of our first review. John Horn, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Gumboot, a community blog out of Vancouver, has reviewed Craig Heron’s Booze: A Distilled History. Please check out his fun review. Our book reviews will have community members and involved citizens reviewing academic works. We […]

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Database Form

June 5, 2009

I’ve added a database form for people to fill out if they would like to support this project. If you were at our lunch meeting at the CHA you filled out a paper copy of this form already. We are in the process of creating a database of Active Historians. When completed members of the […]

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June 4, 2009

The committee is pleased to announce that we are actively soliciting papers in all areas of historical inquiry, including but not limited to several specific targeted areas. We are looking for short papers on important historical topics that might be of interest to policy makers, the media or the general public. Papers (approximately 2,000 […]

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