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As a former British colony, Canada abolished the slave trade over 200 years ago. However, slavery was certainly not eradicated with the legal abolition of the slave trade. Canadians still buy and sell human beings.
The first of May, celebrated in many nations across the world as Labour Day or International Workers Day, has a long tradition of worker’s activism and protest. This year was no different, as protestors around the world rallied to send various messages to governments. May Day is not officially recognized as Labour Day in northern North America, despite its North… Read more »
I had the pleasure of attending a public forum on pensions in Oshawa a few weeks ago. Organized by the retirees’ chapter of the Canadian Auto Workers’ (CAW) Local 222, over 200 bodies were in attendance. While the theme of the evening was universal public pensions, speakers had experienced a number of social ills: a single mother who lost her home… Read more »
By David Webster, Assistant Professor of International Studies, University of Regina email@example.com Abstract Introduction The Indonesian state’s narrative The Papuan nationalist narrative The clash of narratives and the need for dialogue Image Gallery Resources Endnotes Abstract After the resolution of the Aceh dispute and the independence of East Timor, Indonesia’s most serious conflict is in Papua (formerly Irian Jaya). One… Read more »
At a recent workshop in London, I had a conversation with a fellow graduate student about the relevance of history as an academic discipline. He held that the entire academic world was a farce: professors spent too little time in the classroom, producing books that nobody read, were overpaid, and basically a general waste. Beyond my initial confusion that a… Read more »
This section is dedicated to supporting Active History projects both online and in the material world. These projects can include web series (such as ‘The Home Archivist’) or theme weeks (such as ‘Indigenous Histories’) as well as broader partnerships and support. ActiveHistory.ca is flexible project and platform shaped by our broader community of readers and supporters. On this page you… Read more »
ActiveHistory.ca is a website that connects the work of historians with the wider public and the importance of the past to current events. It developed from the conference “Active History: History for the Future” at Glendon College in September 2008. We define active history variously as history that listens and is responsive; history that will make a tangible difference in… Read more »