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 would like to submit a paper of your own please take a look at our editorial guidelines and contact jimclifford (at) yorku.ca.
We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a Business lunch meeting at the CHA meeting this May in Ottawa. During this meeting we will be promoting Activehistory.ca and founding an Active History committee affiliated with the CHA. If you are interested in this project please attend our meeting and our Round Table discussion the following morning.
We define active history variously as history that listens and is responsive; history that will make a tangible difference in people’s lives; history that makes an intervention and is transformative to both practitioners and communities. We seek a practice of history that emphasizes collegiality, builds community among active historians and other members of communities, and recognizes the public responsibilities of the historian.
Please contact Thomas Peace for more information: email@example.com