Tag Archives: Teaching History

‘All the world’s a stage’: Performance in the Classroom

Performance is an important theoretical concept in the history classroom.  It has been deployed in various contexts, from a social historian’s concern with the ‘public transcript’ of the theatre of the dominant classes, and its counter-theatre of resistance, to cultural and gender historians’ readings of ‘performativity,’ wherein the cultural fictions of collectively performed gender produce and reinforce prevailing notions of normalcy. … Read more »

Learning about Teaching Canadian Rural History at Black Creek Pioneer Village

This post re-caps the inaugural event in the Approaching the Past workshop series, which is co-sponsored by ActiveHistory.ca. It discusses what we did at the workshop, and hopefully helps people learn some teaching tips.

Active History Announcements June 5 – 12

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The following upcoming events may be of interest to our readers:NiCHE job posting, News from the CHA, CIHC history and heritage, Approaching the Past, PSAT General Meeting.

Active History Announcements: May 23-29

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The following upcoming events may be of interest to our readers: History and teaching workshop, Events at the CHA, Heritage and History in Brantford, call for bloggers.

Conversation, Contradiction and Conflict in ‘The Historical Present’

The practice of history, however, is not a zero sum game in which historians can isolate themselves from outside influences. The research, writing and teaching of academic, policy-oriented, and popular history are deeply political, social and ideological pursuits. Whether historical research is intended to ‘add value’ or ‘make an impact’ is only one component of many that shape historical perspective.

Active History Announcements: May 16-22

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The following upcoming events may be of interest to our readers (click on ‘continue reading’ below for full descriptions): Approaching the past, Active History at CHA, Book Launch, History and Heritage in Brantford.