Thirty-six historians, educators, museum professionals and graduate students from across the country attended the first of what we hope will be an annual workshop offered by THEN/HiER in partnership with ActiveHistory.ca.
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 »
Some reflections on teaching history, equity and equality in the university classroom.
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.
The following upcoming events may be of interest to our readers (click on ‘continue reading’ below for full descriptions):
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.
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.
The recent changes to the ‘standards’ for history textbooks in Texas go right to the heart of academics and their legitimacy as historians.
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.
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.