Active History Announcements – Apr 24 to May 1

The following upcoming events may be of interest to our readers (click here or ‘continue reading’ below for full descriptions):

1) The Ontario Women’s History Network AGM and Conference

2) partners in running the Black Creek Community Walk

3) Approaching the Past: A series connecting people teaching history – Ruth Sandwell keynote speaker

4) CFP: “We Demand”: History/Sex/Activism In Canada Vancouver, British Columbia August 25-28, 2011

The Ontario Women’s History Network is holding its annual meeting and conference next weekend (April 30/May 1)  at OISE/University of Toronto.  The theme is 10 Momentous Years of Feminism, 1960-1970.  Alison Prentice will be the keynote speaker.  The event aims to bring together teachers, academics, archivists, public historians, and members of the general public with an interest in women’s history.  For more information please visit has been helping to plan a Jane’s Walk around the Black Creek (Jane/Finch and York University) neighbourhood in Toronto.  The walk takes place on May 1st at 11 a.m. beginning at York Woods Public Library and ending at Driftwood Community Centre.  The walk’s website is and e-mail  If you are interested in the history of this area you can check out my essay “500 years of Building Communities and Changing Environments” on the walk’s website.  Jim Clifford recently wrote a broader post on Jane’s Walk a couple of weeks ago.

We have also been busy building a partnership with THEN/HiER.  On Wednesday June 16th (7-9 pm) we will be jointly hosting “Approaching the Past: A series connecting people teaching history” at Black Creek Pioneer Village.  This will be the first of a number of evening events open to anyone with an interest in teaching history, particularly teachers, academics, and public historians.  Ruth Sandwell will be the inaugural speaker.  She will be speaking on “History is a Verb: Using Historical Sources to Teach Canadian Rural History.”  The event is free but we need participants to RSVP by May 18th.  For more information or to RSVP please contact Jennifer Bonnell at

The organizers of “We Demand”: History/Sex/Activism In Canada, a conference being held in Vancouver, British Columbia on August 25-28, 2011 have sent out a reminder call for papers.  Follow this link for more information.

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