Active History Announcements June 5 – 12

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

1) Job Posting: NiCHE project co-ordinator.

2) Active History news from the CHA.

3) Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre (CIHC): Afternoon of History and Heritage in Brantford – June 12th

4) Approaching the Past: A series connecting people teaching history – Ruth Sandwell keynote speaker – June 16

5) Psychiatric Survivor Archives, Toronto (PSAT) Fourth Annual General Meeting – July 3

6) Digest of this week’s blog posts

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1)  NiCHE is an international network of people interested in the study of Canada’s environmental history / historical geography. They are currently looking to fill a 2 year position: “Project Coordinator” to help manage the day-to-day operation of the network and to facilitate projects that engage a wide audience with Canadian environmental history.  The full job description can be found on the University of Western Ontario human resources page. Questions about the position can be sent to the NiCHE director, Dr. Alan MacEachern (

2)  The Active History group became an affiliated committee of the CHA during last weekend’s annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association.  This group serves as a meeting place and forum linking Active History projects (like and  This year a number of new projects were discussed and ideas shared.  Jason Young stepped down as co-chair and was replaced by Jamie Trepanier.  For more information please read the minutes: Active History CHA 2010 Lunch minutes

3) The Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre is hosting an afternoon of history and heritage on June 12th.  Presentations include “Historic Mills in the Grand River Watershed” by Warren Stauch, “Adaptive Re-use of industrial buildings in the Grand River Valley” by Dr. Karen Dearlove, and a round table discussion of ‘place and history’.  The event is being held between 12:30 and 5 p.m. at Laurier at Brantfor Odeon Theatre, Rm OD110, 50 Market Street, Brantford.  For more information please contact 519-732-1000 or

4) 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.”  For more information or to RSVP please contact Jennifer Bonnell at or

5)  PSYCHIATRIC SURVIVOR ARCHIVES, TORONTO (PSAT) FOURTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2010 from 1-5 PM at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/U of T – OISE 252 BLOOR STREET WEST, 8th FLOOR, ROOM 105 (atop the St. George subway station).  Psychiatric survivors/consumers/current/former patients and allies are welcome to attend PSAT’s AGM to hear a report on past activities, discuss future directions and elect board members for the year ahead. This meeting is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be available.

6) This week in the AH blogosphere:

– Christine McLaughlin: 2010 G8/G20 Summit: Upcoming Action and Events

– Jeff Slack: Heli-Skiing and cultural heritage in contested landscapes

– Theresa Iacobelli: Congo: The Most Dangerous Place in the World for Women

– James Cullingham: Tormorden Fantasy

– A. J. Rowley: How Useful is the Library of Congress’ Twitter Archive

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