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History Slam 205: Asiniskaw Ithiniwak Storytelling & The Gift of the Little People

https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/History-Slam-205.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham As a child, William Dumas’ father told him the story of European fur traders arriving on what is now commonly referred to as Hudson Bay. The encounter between the Asiniskaw Ithiniwak (Rocky Cree) people and the Europeans resulted in an endemic, greatly reducing the local population. In telling the story, Dumas’… Read more »

History Slam 204: Cultivating Community

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https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/History-Slam-204.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Each year, fall fairs fill schedules in communities across the country. While in recent years, plenty of attention has been given to the increasingly absurd food items that are sold, the fairs have retained some of their agricultural roots. Held in the fall to celebrate the harvest, fairs in the late… Read more »

History Slam 203: Flying to Extremes

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https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/History-Slam-203.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham If you read any edition of the Year in Review (100 Years Later) series, you’ll notice that I, to the great frustration of my co-author Aaron Boyes, insist on including advancements in aviation each year. There is something that I find completely riveting about flying – that we can get into… Read more »

History Slam 202: The Racial Mosaic

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https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/History-Slam-202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In October 1971, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau delivered a statement in the House of Commons to announce that multiculturalism was now an official government policy. Based on the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, which had been appointed in 1963, the intent of the policy was to both… Read more »

History Slam 201: A Canadian Canine War Hero

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https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/History-Slam-201.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In 2011, War Horse hit screens around the world. Telling the story of a British teenager’s horse being purchased by the military for service in the First World War, the film grossed over $175 million worldwide. Based on a 1982 novel, the story has also been successfully adapted to the stage and is… Read more »

History Slam 200: Disruption & Disorientation in Queer Community Sports

https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/History-Slam-200.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham The Tokyo Olympics this past August set a new record for the number of out LGBTQS2+ athletes competing. When the 2022 Beijing games kick off in a couple of weeks, it’s likely that a new record will be set for the winter games. The increased visibility and support for out athletes… Read more »

History Slam 199: The Making of a Museum

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https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/History-Slam-199.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In this episode of the History Slam, I talk with Judith Nasby, former Director of the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre/Art Gallery of Guelph and author of The Making of a Museum. We discuss the gallery’s style (1:51), the challenges facing smaller museums (5:21), and how a dedicated space changed the gallery’s… Read more »

History Slam 198: Atacama

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https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/History-Slam-198.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In the 10 years that we’ve been doing the History Slam Podcast, I’ve learned that there is no correct way to tell historical stories. Over the years we’ve talked with playwrights, musicians, and literary authors about the ways in which they tell accurate (and moving) stories from the past within their respective… Read more »

History Slam Special: Best of 2021

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https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Best-of-2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Before we put 2021 to bed later tonight, I wanted to look back at some of the great conversations we’ve had on the History Slam this year. The past 12 months have not been the easiest for anyone, but I’ve been so energized by the discussions, insights, and expertise that has… Read more »

History Slam 197: History Podcaster Roundtable

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https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/History-Slam-197a.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham When we started the History Slam back in 2012, podcasting was still pretty new. The major platforms were hosting shows, but the analytics weren’t very good, many people had difficulty accessing episodes, and a lot of academics – including every faculty member I talked to before starting the show – didn’t… Read more »