Author Archives: Lauren Wheeler

About Lauren Wheeler

A reformed history phd student working as a public historian and looking for connections between museums and environmental history from the often freezing reaches of Canada (aka Edmonton).

Oil and Environment in Alberta – Or When a Spill Hits Close to Home

Last night (June 8) a pipeline running along a tributary of the Red Deer River spilt crude oil contaminating the surrounding environment.  As Sean Kheraj noted earlier this week, this is not the first spill in recent memory and it will … Continue reading

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Of Monsters and Men.

Digression Alert!   This post is only tangentially about environmental history, or Canadian history.  It is, however, all about MUSIC THAT ROCKS. On Thursday May 24th “Of Monsters and Men” finally made it to Vancouver to play a show originally … Continue reading

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Public History Gets an App!

A great group of graduate students and staff at my alma mater, Carleton University, made an app for the entire length of the Rideau Canal.   It is called “The Rideau Canal App” and it is free at the iTunes … Continue reading

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Titanic EnvHist?

For the past week news sources have promoted the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. The commemoration focused on the people and the events of the night; the tales of survival and the grief of the loss of life. There … Continue reading

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ASEH 2012: Madison Wisconsin and Digital History

Early on Thursday morning environmental historians from across the United States, Canada, and Europe converged on Madison, Wisconsin for the annual ASEH meeting. Madison is not an easy, or cheap, place to get to and it seemed like everyone had … Continue reading

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FOUND! The Gateway Sept 1970-March 1971

Found the missing year! The helpful people at the University of Alberta Archives and in the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library tracked down The Gateway run for the 1970/1971 academic year. The newspaper continued to publish and report on the … Continue reading

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Missing: The Gateway April 1970-September 1971

The Gateway (newspaper) is missing from April 1970 to September 1971 and I need help finding it! Continue reading

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