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Keeping the City Clean: Portuguese Women in Toronto’s Cleaning Industry, 1970-1990

8/18/2018
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In 2010, historian Susana Miranda gave a talk called “Keeping the City Clean: Portuguese Women in Toronto’s Cleaning Industry, 1970-1990” at the Bloor/Gladstone branch of the Toronto Public Library. The lecture was part of the Toronto Public Library’s History Matters series. She started her presentation with a shot of the downtown office towers that grew … Continue reading Keeping the City Clean: Portuguese Women in Toronto’s Cleaning Industry, 1970-1990 →

Duration:00:45:57

A Public Technology: Building Toronto’s Yonge Street Subway

8/11/2018
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Back in 2010, gave a talk called “A Public Technology: Building Toronto’s Yonge Street Subway”. The lecture is part of the Toronto Public Library’s History Matters series. The lecture discussed various episodes surrounding the building of Toronto’s original Yonge Street subway line during the late 1940s and early 1950s, with particular attention paid to the impacts of … Continue reading A Public Technology: Building Toronto’s Yonge Street Subway →

Duration:00:53:52

Craig Heron on Toronto’s Booze-Soaked Past

8/4/2018
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Back in 2010, Canadian historian Craig Heron presented an entertaining talk at the second event of the History Matters lecture series, sponsored by the Toronto Public Library. Heron discussed a number of aspects in the social history of alcohol in Toronto, from the public importance of nineteenth-century taverns to the imposition of prohibition in the early … Continue reading Craig Heron on Toronto’s Booze-Soaked Past →

Duration:00:59:17

Spadina Sweatshops: Jews and Gender in Toronto’s Labour Movement 1900 to 1939

7/29/2018
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In September 2011, historian Ruth Frager presented a talk entitled “Spadina Sweatshops: Jews and Gender in Toronto’s Labour Movement 1900 to 1939.” The lecture examined the dynamics of the Jewish labour movement in Toronto and focused on a strike at the clothing factory of the T. Eaton Company in 1912. [audio http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Frager-History-Matters-lecture.mp3] Advertisements

Duration:00:43:55

The Drake “Smoke Screen” Phenomenon: A Discussion with Dalton Higgins on Drake and Canadian Hip Hop History

7/21/2018
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On December 8, 2012, Accents on Eglinton, a community bookstore that specializes in publications on Africa and its diasporas, along with host Francesca D’Amico (PhD candidate in music history at York University), hosted an evening with Dalton Higgins, award-winning journalist, radio and TV broadcaster, to discuss his latest book Far From Over: The Music and Life of … Continue reading The Drake “Smoke Screen” Phenomenon: A Discussion with Dalton Higgins on Drake and Canadian Hip Hop History →

Duration:01:08:19

Isn’t All History Public? Knowledge, Wisdom, and Utility in the Great Age of Storytelling

7/15/2018
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On June 1, 2015, Dean Oliver delivered the Keynote Address of the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting. His talk was entitled “Isn’t All History Public? Knowledge, Wisdom, and Utility in the Great Age of Storytelling.” Oliver is the Director of Research at the Canadian Museum of History but his remarks are his alone and do … Continue reading Isn’t All History Public? Knowledge, Wisdom, and Utility in the Great Age of Storytelling →

Duration:00:56:52

Public, Private, Political: Charitable Organizations and Citizen Engagement

7/7/2018
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On June 2, 2015, a roundtable was held as part of the CHA Annual Meeting that examined the Canadian politics of charity through the history of citizen engagement and the historical relationships between state and charity and public and private. Chaired by Lara Campbell (SFU), the roundtable featured Sarah Glassford (UPEI), Ian Mosby (McMaster), Will … Continue reading Public, Private, Political: Charitable Organizations and Citizen Engagement →

Duration:01:30:48

Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War

6/30/2018
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On March 4, 2014, Teresa Iacobelli delivered her talk “Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War.” It was delivered as part of the Ottawa Historical Association lecture series. [audio http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Iacobelli-Ottawa-Historical-Association-lecture.mp3] Advertisements

Duration:00:41:11

Public Spectacles of Multiculturalism: Toronto Before Trudeau

6/23/2018
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On February 28, 2013, Franca Iacovetta delivered her talk “Public Spectacles of Multiculturalism: Toronto Before Trudeau.” The talk was part of the 2013 History Matters series in Toronto. [audio http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Iacovetta-2013-History-Matters-lecture.mp3] Advertisements

Duration:00:51:27

We Get a Piece and We Get a Say: Approaching Confederation from the Perspective of the Métis Nation of the North-West

6/16/2018
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On April 22, 2017, Jean Teillet delivered her talk “We Get a Piece and We Get a Say: Approaching Confederation from the Perspective of the Métis Nation of the North-West.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at … Continue reading We Get a Piece and We Get a Say: Approaching Confederation from the Perspective of the Métis Nation of the North-West →

Duration:01:20:04

Recolonizing Confederation: Indigenous Policy and the Making of Canada

6/2/2018
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On April 22, 2017, Brian Gettler delivered his talk “Recolonizing Confederation: Indigenous Policy and the Making of Canada.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events. [audio http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Episode-14-Brian-Gettler.mp3] … Continue reading Recolonizing Confederation: Indigenous Policy and the Making of Canada →

Duration:00:33:38

Why We Shouldn’t Talk About Confederation in 2017

5/26/2018
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On April 22, 2017, Steve Penfold delivered his talk “Why We Shouldn’t Talk About Confederation in 2017.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events. [audio http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Episode-13-Steve-Penfold.mp3] Advertisements

Duration:00:26:35

The Broader Significance of the 1860s

5/19/2018
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On April 22, 2017, Heidi Bohaker and Paula Hastings delivered their talk “The Broader Significance of the 1860s.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events. This … Continue reading The Broader Significance of the 1860s →

Duration:00:40:56

Setting the Plains on Fire: How Indigenous Geo-Politics and the U.S.-Dakota War Shaped Canada’s Westward Expansion

5/12/2018
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On April 22, 2017, Michel Hogue delivered his talk “Setting the Plains on Fire: How Indigenous Geo-Politics and the U.S.-Dakota War Shaped Canada’s Westward Expansion.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as … Continue reading Setting the Plains on Fire: How Indigenous Geo-Politics and the U.S.-Dakota War Shaped Canada’s Westward Expansion →

Duration:00:30:13

Putting Flesh on the Bones: The Meaning of the BNA Act in Confederation Era Canada

5/5/2018
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On April 22, 2017, Penny Bryden delivered her talk “Putting Flesh on the Bones: The Meaning of the BNA Act in Confederation Era Canada.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part … Continue reading Putting Flesh on the Bones: The Meaning of the BNA Act in Confederation Era Canada →

Duration:00:31:34

Irish Nationalisms and Canadian Confederation

4/28/2018
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On April 22, 2017, David Wilson delivered his talk “Irish Nationalisms and Canadian Confederation.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events. [audio http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Episode-09-David-Wilson.mp3] Advertisements

Duration:00:37:12

A Tale of Two Empires: Race and Revolution in the 1860s Caribbean

4/21/2018
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On April 22, 2017, Melanie Newton delivered her talk “A Tale of Two Empires: Race and Revolution in the 1860s Caribbean.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada … Continue reading A Tale of Two Empires: Race and Revolution in the 1860s Caribbean →

Duration:00:33:17

British North America and International Law in the 1860s

4/18/2018
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It’s a special mid-week History Chat! On April 22, 2017, Brad Miller delivered his talk “British North America and International Law in the 1860s.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of … Continue reading British North America and International Law in the 1860s →

Duration:00:35:19

Cosmopolitanism in James Barry’s Diary: The Atlantic World Views of a 19th-Century Nova Scotia Miller

4/14/2018
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On April 22, 2017, Dan Samson delivered his talk “Cosmopolitanism in James Berry’s Diary: The Atlantic World Views of a 19th-Century Nova Scotia Miller.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part … Continue reading Cosmopolitanism in James Barry’s Diary: The Atlantic World Views of a 19th-Century Nova Scotia Miller →

Duration:00:30:49

Our Country is No Longer Able to Support Us

4/7/2018
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On April 22, 2017, Bill Waiser delivered his talk “Our Country is No Longer Able to Support Us.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events. This … Continue reading Our Country is No Longer Able to Support Us →

Duration:00:24:22