In addition to our group blog, ActiveHistory.ca also curates and hosts larger projects such as series of themed blog posts and longer essays that link the work of historians with issues facing contemporary society. On this page you will find some of our most recent projects, as well as more permanent links to resources we’ve published that have direct applicability in the classroom. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coordinating a series, submitting a Forum Essay or providing classroom resources on the site.
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Recent Blog Series
- The Revenant
- Waiting to Inhale: Marijuana’s Past and Future in Canada
- Indigenous Histories
- Technoscience in Canada
- Refugees in Historical Perspective
- Thirty Five Years after the Abortion Caravan
- Commemorating 35 years of the Marathon of Hope
- Infectious Disease, Contagion and the History of Vaccines
Recent Forum Essays
In addition to our group blog and series, ActiveHistory.ca also publishes longer forum essays that link a historians work to pressing contemporary issues.
- Michelle Hutchinson Grondin, A Century Long Debate over Sexual Education in Ontario (Feb 2016)
- Evan Habkirk and Janice Forsyth, Truth, Reconciliation, and the Politics of the Body in Indian Residential School History (Jan 2016)
- Leon Crane Bear, The Contemporary relevance of the Historical Treaties to Treaty Indian peoples (Dec 2015)
- Jasmine Chorley, Disappearing into White Space: Indigenous Toronto, 1900-1914 (Aug 2015)
- Kenneth C. Dewar, The Social Democracy Question (June 2015)
- Myra Rutherdale, Bodies of Water, Not Bodies of Women: Canadian Media Images of the Idle No More Movement (May 2015)
- Crystal Fraser and Ian Mosby, Setting Canadian History Right?: A Response to Ken Coates’ ‘Second Thoughts about Residential Schools’ (April 2015)
- Gregor Kranjc, Memory Politics: Ottawa’s Monument to the Victims of Communism, (Mar 2015)
- In December 2013 we learned that the Department of Canadian Heritage’s funding for the Historical Thinking Project would end on 31 March 2014. To mark this important project’s conclusion, ActiveHistory.ca put together a collection of 12 short essays recognizing the work the project had accomplished and setting out possible directions for the future. The collection of essays covers Historical Thinking practices in the classroom, museum and among the general public written by students, professors, curriculum developers and public historians.
- In 2013 ActiveHistory.ca and the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies partnered to compile a collection of essays commemorating the 1763 Royal Proclamation. This collection of fourteen essays explores the implications of the Proclamation that faced Indigenous peoples and Settler communities across North America, exploring both what the proclamation meant when it was issued in the mid-eighteenth century and what it continues to mean in North American society today.