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Best Article In Indigenous History Prize

I’m honoured and deeply humbled to have won, alongside Madeline Whetung, the Canadian Historical Association Best Article In Indigenous History Prize. Madeline Whetung’s article “(En)Gendering Shoreline Law: Nishnaabeg Relational Politics Along the Trent Severn Waterway” is a must read. Whetung examines the concept of shoreline law as a means of discussing place-based kinship ties that the … Continue reading Best Article In Indigenous History Prize

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Queer Crafting

Awesome news – Madison Bifano and I recently received a Tegan and Sara Foundation (TSF) grant to support the work of the Queer Making Community Collective. This TSF community grant will allow us to host virtual queer crafting circles, pay queer crafters/makers located in Northern Ontario, and help buy crafting supplies for those who need … Continue reading Queer Crafting

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Breaking Barriers Through Decolonial Community Based Archival Practice

My latest collaboration with Skylee-Storm Hogan is out in the world. We wrote a book chapter, “Breaking Barriers Through Decolonial Community Based Archival Practice” for Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation edited by Mary Kandiuk. The chapter discusses the work of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) as a way of opposing colonial … Continue reading Breaking Barriers Through Decolonial Community Based Archival Practice

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 69: Dated and Racist Language in Archival Descriptions

It’s been awhile, but I’m back with new podcast content. In today’s episode I’m discussing problematic language in archival descriptions, approaches to handling racist depictions in records, and efforts to update archival practices. Mentioned in this episode: -University of Waterloo, Language in Archival Collections–Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia, Anti-Racist Description Resources (PDF)– Gracen Brilmyer, … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 69: Dated and Racist Language in Archival Descriptions

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 68: Pandemic Reading

Who needs a distraction? I do. I’ve been spending a lot of time reading recently. These days, reading is one of the few things that can help push my anxiety to the side and keep my mind busy. In today’s episode I share what I’ve been reading recently and recommend some mind occupying reads. Mentioned … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 68: Pandemic Reading

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 67: Organizing Blog Theme Weeks

In today’s episode I reflect on the work that goes into organizing blog theme weeks or thematic digital series. I talk about my experiences pulling together theme weeks and provide a roadmap for those interested in organizing one. Mentioned in this episode: –Active History Material Culture Theme Week-Edited with Andrea Eidinger, Beyond the Lecture and … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 67: Organizing Blog Theme Weeks

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Material Culture Theme Week

This week over on Activehistory.ca we are sharing the Material Culture Theme week I had the joy of editing. This week brings together folks who work with material culture both inside and outside academia. The week is filled with posts on textiles, learning with material culture, family connections to making, and cultural meaning attached to … Continue reading Material Culture Theme Week

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Crafting Communities Workshop

Prior to the world going to hell, I participated in a wonderful six days of professional development put on by Thinking Rock Community Arts and Jumblies Theatre. Titled “Crafting Communities” this workshop was based on Jumblies well-known Artfare Essentials training which is focused on skill building connected to community arts facilitation. “Crafting Communities” focused on… Read more

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The Covid-19 Chroniclers

I’m participating alongside Andrea Eidinger, Britt Luby, Carolyn Podruchny, and Sarah York-Bertram in a “The Covid-19 Chroniclers” project. This initiative aims to document our experiences working in academia during the era of Covid-19. We are chronicling our experiences working in academe throughout the coronavirus outbreak. We are writing as support staff, a tenured faculty member,… Read more

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 66: Don’t Throw Out That VCR

In today’s episode I’m talking about digitization of VHS tapes, digital preservation, and my recent trials and tribulations of using VCRs. I chat about the labour intensive work behind digitization and the challenges of video preservation.  Mentioned in this episode: -Samantha Thompson, “Why Don’t Archivists Digitize Everything?“-National Archives, Video Guidance: Playback and Digitization of Materials”… Read more

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