Active History Announcements: June 13-19

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

3) Psychiatric Survivor Archives, Toronto (PSAT) Fourth Annual General Meeting: NEW LOCATION – July 3

4) Digest of this week’s blog posts

If you have something to announce to the Active History community please contact info (at)  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) 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

3)  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, 5th FLOOR, ROOM 5-230 (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.

4) This week in the AH blogosphere:

– Sean Kheraj: What the Copyright Modernization Act Means for Historians

– Jennifer Bonnell: Approaching the Past: A Series Connecting People Teaching History

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