Active History Announcements: Sept 26 – Oct 2

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

1)  TODAY (Sept 25)!  Unveiling of Memorial Plaques at CAMH in Toronto – 1 p.m.

2)  When the landlords became tenants: The 1828 Council at Fort York with the Mississauga – Sept 27, 7:30 p.m.

3)  Thought Exchange (History Matters) – Sept 28, 7 p.m.

4)  Approaching the Past: The Past through Place – Sept 30, 7 p.m.

5) CFP: History 2.0: Active History Roundtable on new media

6) This week in the Active History blogosphere!

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1) This afternoon nine plaques will be unvieled to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the patient-built wall at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.  The plaques will be unvieled at 1 p.m. at the corner of Queen St. West and Shaw street in Toronto.  York University’s Y-File has more information.

2)  Fort York is hosting a public lecture by historian Donald Smith on the nineteenth century Mississauga.  The talk will focus on a council held at Fort York between the chiefs at Credit River, Bay of Quite and Rice Lake in 1828 which set the context for the next 200 years of negotiations between the Mississauga and Canadian governments.  Chief Bryan LaForme, Carolyn King and Margaret Sault from the Mississauga of the New Credit will respond to Dr. Smith’s talk.  The talk costs $10 and will be held at Fort York on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

3)  Toronto Public Library is running an historical lecture series this fall – THOUGHT EXCHANGE (History Matters). The series aims to develop dialogue and exchange between active Toronto historians and the broader Toronto community through a series of lively, relevant talks and discussion. The next talk is: ‘I’ll drink to that: Booze in Hogtown’ by historian, and editorial board member, Craig Heron.  September 28, 7 pm, Anette Street Branch, 145 Annette Street.  (416-393-7692)

4)  Julia Roberts will be leading the next Approaching the Past workshop.  Professor Roberts will discuss using places, such as taverns, as entry points for teaching the past.  The event will be held at Montgomery’s Inn on September 30th at 7 p.m. For more information visit Approaching the Past or e-mail

5) The co-coordinators for the Active History/Histoire Engagée CHA Working Group are calling for papers for a proposed round table for the CHA Annual Meeting to be held in May of 2011 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  For more information visit the full announcement on

6)  This week in the AH blogosphere:

–     AH: Tom Peace: Hands-on History: Are the archaeologists leading the way to a new mode of public engagement?

–     AH: Stuart Henderson: History of Yorkville audio version

–    AH: Jamie Trepanier: History on Stage: Performance Art and Commemoration of the Winnipeg General Strike

–    HE: Luc-Nicole Labrie: Horse racing in Quebec and the Quebec Turf Club, 1789-1887.

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