Tag Archives: Historiography

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 Phoenix: Days 2 and 3

The internet in my hotel room was very temperamental and instead of staying in the air conditioning longer than necessary the Canadian contingent went out and basked in temperatures well above freezing late into the night. As a result the … Continue reading

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Distinguishing between “European in Canada” and “Canadian” in History.

When do the resident of Canada cease to be “European” and become “Canadian”? In the process of reviewing for comprehensive exams in January, one of the things that continually strikes me seeming fluidity of the terminology used to describe the … Continue reading

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In Defence of the Unhyphenated Canadian

At the beginning of October the Globe and Mail ran a special on the state of multiculturalism in Canada. Being a Toronto based newspaper, the stories had an urban bias and spoke more to the anxieties of the city which … Continue reading

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Is it really all about the Great Men?

Question of the Month: Does it truly come down to great men/women when getting the public – or an undergraduate class – interested in history? Continue reading

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What Trouble with Wilderness?

The downside to visiting the Rockies in the low-season with a stack of comps readings on wilderness and conservation is that it is hard to be critical of loaded terms like “wilderness” when it is everywhere! During ski season and … Continue reading

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Creating Canada

Confederation is the legislative birth of Canada, but November 1885 is the  birth of the Canadian State.  When placed in perspective July 1, 1867 was the day four colonies came together with the blessing of Britain out of necessity rather … Continue reading

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