Tag Archives: History Slam

History Slam Episode Fifty-Eight: African Canadians in the U.S. Civil War

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Richard-Reid.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham The first time I learned about the American Civil War (1861-1865), it was kind of along the lines of this: Of course any war is more complicated than a single word, but that succinct answer nicely sums up how a lot of people think of the Civil War. And yet, since… Read more »

History Slam Episode Fifty-Four: Celebrating Canada, Part 1

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Celebrating-Canada-Roundtable.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Full disclosure: I live in Ottawa and regularly walk past Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial on my way to Library and Archives Canada. For me, last Wednesday was a surreal day and in the week since the majority of the people with whom I have spoke have agreed with… Read more »

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

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Laurie-Campbell.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy 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 major disagreements and passed the time… Read more »

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

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Cynthia-Enloe.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy 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 a person.” pg 4 “The unquestioned… Read more »

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

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Anne-Miller.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy 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 a remarkable event for a variety… Read more »

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

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Justin-Bengry.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy 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 ranged from the hard-hitting “What is… Read more »

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

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Ian-Mosby.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy 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 across the country. Featured prominently in… Read more »

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

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Mike-Commito.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy 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 heated debate over the effectiveness of… Read more »

History Slam Episode Forty-Three: Congress 2014 Recap

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Congress-Recap-2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy 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 to admit that it’s always an… Read more »

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

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Oil-and-Water.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy 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. After being rescued by a group… Read more »