By Adam Chapnick I work in what must be one of the most interdisciplinary academic departments in the country. For the last decade, the Royal Military College of Canada’s Department of Defence Studies has included eleven full-time faculty. One has a PhD in chemistry; one is a defence economist; one is a psychologist; one is a military sociologist; two of… Read more »
Patrick Lacroix “I’ve got to catch up with the remembrance of the past!” – Montag, Fahrenheit 451 (1966) In the last two years, the rise of “fake news” and “alternative facts” as categories of public discourse has prompted fears of a drift towards authoritarianism in the United States and beyond. A casual disregard for truth and campaigns to discredit rigorous… Read more »
Technology has created an abundance of new mediums for storing historical documents. Challenges arise for the historian over issues of organization and accessibility. Historians and the interpretation of history are still crucial in a world ruled by digital memory.