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Children’s Drawings and Humanitarian Aid: Transnational Expressions and Exhibitions

11/17/2018
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On June 2, 2015 Dominique Marshall delivered her Presidential Address to the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting. The address was entitled ‘Children’s Drawings and Humanitarian Aid: Transnational Expressions and Exhibitions.’ [audio http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/CHA-Dominique-Marshall.mp3] Advertisements

Duration:00:44:44

A Conversation with Douglas Hunter

11/14/2018
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On October 26, the History of Indigenous Peoples (HIP) Network sponsored the launch of two books by HIP member Douglas Hunter, which included a conversation with Douglas about writing for the public hosted by Boyd Cothran. The two books are: The Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America’s Indigenous Past Beardmore: The Viking … Continue reading A Conversation with Douglas Hunter →

Duration:00:50:31

Commemorations in the National Capital Region: Evolution and Findings (Bilingual Episode)

11/3/2018
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During the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, a roundtable was held discussing commemorations in and around Ottawa, including the planned memorial to the victims of communism. The roundtable was chaired by Yves Frenette (Université de Saint-Boniface) and featured Alain Roy (Library and Archives Canada), Nadine Blumer (Concordia), Alan Gordon (Guelph), David Akin (Post Media). [audio http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Panel-commemorations-SHC-1er-partie.mp3]

Duration:01:30:40

Trouble on Main Street: William Lyon Mackenzie King, Reason, Race, and the 1907 Vancouver Riots

10/27/2018
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On March 10, 2015, Julie Gilmour delivered an address as part of the Ottawa Historical Association Lecture Series. Entitled William Lyon Mackenzie King, Reason, Race, and the 1907 Vancouver Riots, the talk examined the Prime Minister’s policies and response to racial tensions. [audio http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/OHA-March.mp3]

Duration:00:25:17

Local, National, and Transnational Histories of Immigration to the Americas

10/20/2018
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In a public lecture given at Glendon College, York University, Erika Lee, Professor of History and Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, elucidates another aspect of the entangled history of the Americas. In “Local, National, and Transnational Histories of Immigration to the Americas,” Lee discusses the development of a … Continue reading Local, National, and Transnational Histories of Immigration to the Americas →

Duration:01:03:51

The Making of Dufferin-St. Clair: 1900-1929

10/13/2018
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In 2011, historical geographer Richard Harris presented a talk entitled “The Making of Dufferin-St. Clair: 1900-1929. Following his talk, a room full of community members shared their personal memories of the area’s social and physical development. Harris’s talk comes from research for his book, Unplanned Suburbs: Toronto’s American Tragedy, 1900 to 1950 (1996), which examined … Continue reading The Making of Dufferin-St. Clair: 1900-1929 →

Duration:00:30:23

A Town Called Asbestos

10/6/2018
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In “A Town Called Asbestos”, Dr. Jessica Van Horssen continues her survey of the history of asbestos in Quebec by examining the first asbestos industry boom between 1914 and 1939. The outbreak of war in Europe and the advent of aerial bombing in urban areas created a new market for the inflammable mineral. In the … Continue reading A Town Called Asbestos →

Duration:01:00:41

Three Mile Island to Bhopal: the Life and Work of Environmental Activist Rosalie Bertell

9/1/2018
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In 2011, historian Lisa Rumiel presented a talk entitled “Three Mile Island to Bhopal: the Life and Work of Environmental Activist Rosalie Bertell” in front of an engaged audience at Toronto’s Parkdale library. Bertell, who has a PhD in biometrics, has long spoken out about the environmental consequences of nuclear power. The presentation was the second … Continue reading Three Mile Island to Bhopal: the Life and Work of Environmental Activist Rosalie Bertell →

Duration:00:41:29

Locating Parkdale’s Mad History: Back Wards to Back Streets, 1980-2010

8/25/2018
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In 2010, Megan Davies and David Reville presented an engaging talk on the ways in which mental health deinstitutionalization impacted psychiatric survivors and the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. In front of a packed audience at the Parkdale library, “Locating Parkdale’s Mad History: Back Wards to Back Streets, 1980-2010” examined the motivations behind deinstitutionalization and showed … Continue reading Locating Parkdale’s Mad History: Back Wards to Back Streets, 1980-2010 →

Duration:00:57:06

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]

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