Active History Announcements: July 11-17

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

1)  CFP: We Demand: History/Sex/Activism in Canada – deadline: 30 Sept 2010

2) is looking for a co-book review editor

3) Blogs of note: Christopher Moore and Andrew Smith on academic disengagement

4)) Digest of this week’s blog posts

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1)  The organizers of “We Demand” are currenting accepting proposals for papers, panels, round table discussions, or posters.  The conference is being held August 25-28, 2011 in Vancouver, BC to commemorate the first national political action taken by gay and lesbian activists.  The keynote speaker will be Ann Cvetkovich.  For more information visit the We Demand website.

2) We are looking for someone to join our editorial team as one of two book review editors.  Responsibilities include selecting books to be reviewed, finding appropriate reviewers, and contacting publishers for review copies.  Please visit our book reviews section for more information about the type of book review that we solicit.

3) Two blog posts that speak directly to the mandate of appeared late last week.  Both Christopher Moore and Andrew Smith addressed academic disengagement and the role non-academic historians seem to be playing in defining and discussing historically important subjects in Canada.  Each post highlights specific examples where academic historians could (and should) be engaged, while Smith also points out that some historians are succeeding in making their work both accessible and relevant.

4) It was also a busy week in the AH blogosphere:

–     Tom Peace: Remembering Oka

–     Jeff Slack: An Environmental 9/11

–     Christine McLaughlin: The Moral Economy of the 2010 Toronto G20 Crowd?

–     Ian Milligan: Contextualing G20 Policing in Toronto

–     James Cullingham: The Queen Among the Mohawks

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