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Making History Look Delicious at the Royal Alberta Museum

*This post was written for Active History. I recently took a trip to a Calgary restaurant where the most iconic of Chinese-Canadian dishes originated.  The restaurant is on Centre Street at 27th Avenue North and you would likely miss it unless … Continue reading

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Reviving a Canadian Hero

*This was written for Active History and can also be found on the Sam Steele Collection site. Sam Steele was the Forrest Gump of Canadian History. He was involved in some way with the Fenian Raids, the Long March West, the 1870 … 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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A Circulpolar Interlude

There is a hidden gem for environmental history at the University of Alberta. It is called Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI). The CCI is an interdisciplinary institute with a mandate to promote and enhance the knowledge, awareness and sustainability of polar … Continue reading

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EHTV: Live from the Field

In April NiCHE started a new project to share with the world what Canadian Environmental Historians do. A number of Flip cameras were purchased, branded with NiCHE skins, and distributed to willing historians to take with them as they research … Continue reading

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Public Environmental History

How do we go about making environmental history more public? This is a difficult task and I think it requires a shift in thinking about the field. Continue reading

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