Active History Announcements: Oct 3-9

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

1)  Call for Participants: Teaching History in Diverse Venues: Toronto, Nov. 4 – submission deadline Oct 4.

2) Thought Exchange (History Matters) – Oct 14

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

4) This week in the Active History blogosphere!

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1) The Association for Canadian Studies, THEN/HiER, and are hosting “Teaching History in Diverse Venues: A Workshop Linking Historians and Educators in Bettering History Education Practice.”  This one-day workshop focuses on bringing graduate students, faculty, history teachers and public historians together to discuss new directions in teaching history.  Christopher Dummitt will be speaking on “After Inclusiveness: The Future of Canadian History.”  Click here for more information.

2)  Thought Exchange (History Matters) is hosting two very interesting public lectures on October 14th at 7 p.m.   Jennifer Bonnell will be speaking on “Isolating Undesirables: Prisons, Pollution & Homelessness in the Don Valley” at Bendale Branch of the Toronto Public Library. editor Jay Young will be discussing “A Public Technology: Building Toronto’s Yonge Street Subway” at the Beaches Branch.

3) The 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

4)  This week in the AH blogosphere:

– Jim Clifford: The Sound of History

– Krista McCracken: Transcription in a Digital World

– Karen Dearlove: History, Heritage, and Municipal Elections

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