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).

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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Environment vs. Economy: The Perpetual Alberta Conundrum

The Gateway Pipelines public hearings have landed in Edmonton and the proceedings will probably get less press than the hearings with Aboriginal communities in British Columbia. Most communities along the proposed pipeline routes (Gateway and Keystone) have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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RIP Eastman/Kodak

Kodak is dead. Today, after weeks of speculation, the media announced the fabled camera company had filed for bankruptcy. It is a great loss that in the age of planned obsolescence and a public that seems to constantly drool over … Continue reading

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Dissertation Arithmetic, or 56hrs/wk

As the semester begins graduate students, like the undergraduates, get back to work. The difference is the grad students probably didn’t take much of a break from working during the week universities close between fall and winter semesters. This is … Continue reading

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Archives and the Digital World

The University of Alberta has a digital archive called ERA (Education and Research Archive) where any one working at the university can deposit electronic records. The items deposited include drafts of published papers, datasets, research materials, conference presentations, course materials, … Continue reading

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Canada vs. Iceland: The National Park Edition

Canada celebrates nature. It celebrates nature as ‘wilderness’ that much attacked idea that for nature to matter it cannot be touched by human hands. This is the legacy of the human history of Canada as a settler society that was … Continue reading

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Stop the Great Canmore Rabbit Invasion

Canmore need to take drastic action about the bunnies. Action that should have been taken twenty years ago when the rabbits were only in South Canmore Continue reading

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Stop the Great Rabbit Invasion of Canmore

Canmore need to take drastic action about the bunnies. Action that should have been taken twenty years ago when the rabbits were only in South Canmore. Continue reading

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Research happens

Usually researching is a conscious decision. You go to the archive to look at specific collections or spend an afternoon with secondary sources to situate your argument or sit down at the computer to consult digitized documents (not check email). … Continue reading

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Silent Summer: Noisy Fall…

Summer is an interesting time for graduate students. There are conferences to attend, research trips to take, much writing/editing to do, and always the need to find some sort of gainful employment to pay the bills during the 4 months … Continue reading

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