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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 64: Professional Growth Within An Organization

I’ve been working at Algoma University, in the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, since 2010. That’s a decade. In today’s episode I’m talking about means to stay at one institution for a long period of time and how to grow within local opportunities.  Mentioned in this episode: -Erin White, “What It Means to Stay” Photo by Andrew… Read more

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Webinar: Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries

On Thursday February 27, 2020 I’m presenting a free webinar on “Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries.” Sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee this session will provide an overview of a diverse range of gender identities and experiences and best practices for working with transgender colleagues, students, and patrons. Through… Read more

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Organizing Ideas Podcast

I recently had the joy of talking with Allison Jones and Karen Ng of the Organizing Ideas Podcast, a fantastic podcast looking at the relationship between organizing information and community organizing. We talked about public history, archival process, the need for archives to move away from colonial mindsets, and I gushed about embroidery briefly. You… Read more

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Finding Memories in Textiles

Another textile post. I know, I know. But I am finding a lot of joy in thinking about the ways in textiles intersect with history. I’m working on a project that has me re-purposing old fabrics. This has included working with everything from old shirts to off cuts from sewing projects to found fabric household… Read more

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 63: Archival Cookbooks

How does food interest with your understanding of the past? In today’s episode I’m talking about food in the archives, historical recipes, and teaching history through food. I’ll also be talking about some of my favourite historical cookbook quirks. Mentioned in this episode: -Sophie Hicks, Active History posts on using food as historical narrative-Madison Bifano,… Read more

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Material Culture Theme Week

Active History is organizing a 2020 theme week around material culture. Modeled after the 2019 Museum Theme Week (http://activehistory.ca/museum-theme-week/) this series aims to expand the conversation about material culture and highlight the work of those studying the materiality of the past. We welcome contributions from academics, public historians, museum professionals, makers, community practitioners, and anyone… Read more

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 62: Vicarious Trauma in the Archives

New year, new podcast episode. I’m starting 2020 by talking about vicarious trauma in the archives and the impact of working with traumatic records on archival staff. I discuss emotional labour and strategies for coping with vicarious trauma in the archives.  Mentioned in this episode: -Katie Sloan, Jennifer Vanderluit, and Jennifer Douglas “Not ‘Just My… Read more

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 61: We Made It

For the last episode of 2019 I’m doing some reflecting, celebrating, and dreaming. I’m talking about some inspirational reads and folks who gave me strength in 2019. I also think a bit about what the upcoming year holds. Mentioned in this episode: –OE Fellows Program-Amazing people: Andrea Eidinger, Skylee-Storm Hogan-Inspiring Authors and Activists: Gwen Benaway,… Read more

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