The decision to block railway tracks is deeply rooted in the history of colonialism in Canada.
The City of Winnipeg recently tore down the Thomas Scott Memorial Orange Hall, located in the city’s historic Exchange District.
Alongside their original meanings and histories of acquisition, it is also important to show the ways that material culture acted within the cultures that collected it.
What was going on behind the scenes at the international news agencies during the 2000 US election?
The first set of objects came from the permanent collection of art and formed the central focus of the exhibition in the art gallery.
As a way to explore the history of other memorials to the fallen, in 2014 I launched the Toronto Church Memorials to Soldiers of the Great War project as an experiential learning initiative.
Stoker is known, predominantly, for writing Dracula, and being the manager of actor Henry Irving, but the material about his life gives a real sense of the man’s character, mischief, and humour.
The Spanish Flu hit Canada in the fall of 1918 and, after an initial scare, persisted for nearly two years.
What better way than by listening to historical podcasts?!
Good news for historians: 2020 is proving itself to be quite a serious year. Perhaps it will turn out to be the year of the historian (Everything is coming up Milhouse!).
What we are instead seeing is a move towards emergency remote teaching. These are not online courses in the sense that we are used to seeing, but they are better than nothing.
Perhaps it might seem odd to begin a blog about teaching Canadian history with this story.
These inequalities are often the result of discrimination based on race, gender, and poverty – issues that are beyond the control of those that don’t have access to health. Many of Yamin’s examples are related to maternal health and mortality.
This is part of an ongoing series of reflections from the Manitoulin Island Summer Historical Institute (MISHI)
There are certain universal experiences that go along with being involved in academics, one of which is explaining the publishing model of academic journals.
As anyone who has ever done archival research knows, there are moments where things can get incredibly dull.