Tag Archives: Northern History Week

History Slam Episode Twenty-Two: Madeleine Kloske

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Madeleine-Kloske.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham On Wednesday night there was a screening of four documentary films as part of Northern Scene in Ottawa. The evening’s feature film was Dan Sokolowski’s Degrees Northand it was preceded by three shorts: Andrew Connors’ Come Back Little Star, Daniel Janke’s Finding Milton, and Lulu Keating’s Dawson Town Melted Down. Each… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty-One: Marketplace at Northern Scene

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Artists-Marketplace.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham For the first four days of Northern Scene, the Panorama Room at the National Arts Centre was transformed into a marketplace featuring some of the region’s top artists. In this episode of the History Slam I talk with three of those artists about their work and the changing face of the… Read more »

Picturing uranium, producing art: A.Y. Jackson’s Port Radium collection

By Carmella Gray-Cosgrove In November 2012, as newspapers reported, an “all-but-forgotten” painting by A.Y. Jackson, “Radium Mine” (1938), emerged from the private collection of a prolific prospector. The painting went to auction, selling for an astounding $643,500, and, fleetingly, popular news sources grazed the surface of a subterranean history that disrupts the very bedrock of Canadian identity. In the foreground… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twenty: The Nantuck Brothers and Justice

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Justice-Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In August 1899, Dawson and Jim Nantack were executed in Dawson City, Yukon for the murder of two prospectors. On November 4, 2010, their remains were uncovered by a backhoe operator during construction of a sewage treatment plant. The discovery led to a renewed interest in the story of four men… Read more »

History Slam Episode Nineteen: The Dorset Seen Exhibit

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Dorset-Seen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Last Friday night in Ottawa, buses traversed the city as part of an art gallery crawl. The unofficial launch of Northern Scene, Swarm allowed art fans to view 15 different exhibits around the national capital region, with the event being capped off by a series of performances followed by a fashion… Read more »

History Slam Episode Eighteeen: Tom McSorley on Nanook of the North and Grub-Stake

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/northernscene_tom_mcsorley1-edit1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham As we kick off Northern History Week, we thought it would be fun to go back and look at some of the earliest films depicting life in northern Canada. In this episode of the History Slam podcast, I chat with Tom McSorley of the Canadian Film Institute about one of the… Read more »

History Slam Episode Seventeen: The Rise of American Restaurants, and Northern History Week

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Kelly-Erby-and-Heather-Moore.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham “Remember when you first went out to eat with your parents? Remember, it was such a treat to go and they serve you this different food that you never saw before, and they put it in front of you, and it was such a delicious and exciting adventure?” Despite the negativity… Read more »