History Slam

History Slam Episode Fifty-Three: What to Wear to the Birth of a Nation

October 15, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham The story has been told thousands of time in the same way: the Fathers of Confederation met in Charlottetown and Quebec in 1864 and laid the groundwork for Confederation. These were men of vision who, according the video shown at the PEI legislature, had few […]

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History Slam Episode Fifty-Two: Seriously! Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered

October 1, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham This is the final episode in our series of podcasts recorded at the 2014 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. The conference was held May 22-25 at the University of Toronto. “To be taken seriously is a major reward that can be bestowed on […]

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History Slam Episode Fifty-One: The History of Women in Science and Engineering

September 17, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham This is the second episode in our series of podcasts recorded at the 2014 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. The conference was held May 22-25 at the University of Toronto. The 2014 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians that was held in Toronto was […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Nine: Coming Out in the Classroom

August 13, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham In the spring, I taught HIS 3375, History of Popular Culture in Canada, at the University of Ottawa. Since the course had a participation element, I thought it would be fun to have an ice-breaker activity. So I compiled a list of ten questions that […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Eight: Ian Mosby and History in the Media

July 29, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Just over a year ago, Canadian news outlets started to report on nutritional experiments that had been conducted on First Nations kids at Residential Schools. For a couple of weeks the stories continued to appear on the front pages of newspapers and on nightly newscasts […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Six: Ontario’s Spring Bear Hunt

July 9, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Back in April, Ontario’s minority Liberal government announced the return of the spring bear hunt, which had been eliminated in 1999. In doing so, the government cited “public safety and human-bear conflicts” as a primary motivation for the decision. This has led to a rather […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-Three: Congress 2014 Recap

June 11, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Between May 24 and 30, Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, hosted the 2014 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. For three of those days the Canadian Historical Association held its annual meeting. This was my third year attending the CHA and I have […]

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History Slam Episode Forty-One: Race, Identity, and Newfoundland Culture in Robert Chafe’s Oil and Water

May 21, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham On February 18, 1942 off the coast of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, the USS Truxton and the USS Pollux ran aground in the midst of a harsh winter storm. Of the 389 sailors on both ships, only 186 survived. Of those, one stood out: Lanier Phillips. […]

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History Slam Episode Thirty-Eight: Senate Reform with James McHugh

April 23, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham On Friday, the Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling on whether the government can proceed with Senate reform without amending the Constitution. The decision has been a long time coming for Stephen Harper, who has expressed a strong desire to reform the Senate […]

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History Slam Episode Thirty-Seven: Historical Figure Reality Shows

April 9, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Sean Graham Love ‘em or hate ‘em, reality shows have fundamentally changed television over the past 20 years. Every night networks put on hours of reality programming that is inexpensive to produce and draws ratings (and advertising revenues). While some shows are based on competition, others simply […]

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