History Chats is a podcast series from Activehistory.ca. Each Saturday we will post a different talk from our collection of world class historians. These will include conference sessions, public lectures, and roundtable discussions. So get your weekend started on a high note with History Chats.
Canadian Archives at Risk?
On May 26th, 2014, a panel discussed recent developments in the archives world in Canada and the challenges archives face today. The panel was part of the Canadian Historical Association’s annual meeting in St. Catharines, Ontario. Moderated by Erika Dyck (University of Saskatchewan), the panel featured Nicole Neatby (CHA Liaison – Archives), Peter Baskerville (Chair Modern Western … Continue reading Canadian Archives at Risk? →
Celebrating Canada Roundtable
On September 18 at the Canadian Museum of History, there was a roundtable discussion on the issues surrounding national celebrations and commemorations in Canada. The roundtable was part of the Celebrating Canada Workshop, which was chaired by Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake. Moderated by Matthew Hayday (University of Guelph), the roundtable featured Yves Frenette (Université de … Continue reading Celebrating Canada Roundtable →
Canadian Historians and the Media
On Wednesday May 28, 2014 as part of the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Activehistory.ca sponsored a roundtable discussion on the presence of Canadian historians in the media. The session was chaired by Ian Milligan of the University of Waterloo and featured Ian Mosby (McMaster University), Maureen Lux (Brock University), Sean Kheraj (York University), Mark … Continue reading Canadian Historians and the Media →
Robert Rutherdale on the Local Responses of WWI
ActiveHistory.ca is happy to feature the inaugural talk of the Fall 2014 History Matters lecture series: historian Robert Rutherdale’s “Hometown Horizons: Local Responses to Canada’s Great War.” Rutherdale delivered the talk at the Toronto Public Library’s North York Central Branch. He explores issues such as the demonization of enemy aliens, wartime philanthropy, and state authority and citizenship … Continue reading Robert Rutherdale on the Local Responses of WWI →
Nos Glorieuses: 100 Years of Women’s Hockey in Quebec
History Chats is pleased to present a recording of Lynda Baril’s talk ‘Nos Glorieuses’: 100 Years of Women’s Hockey in Quebec. The talk was delivered as part of the Ottawa Historical Association Lecture Series on September 16, 2014. [audio http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/oha2014-09-16.mp3]
Sochi and Beyond: Russia’s Anti-Gay Legislation, Human Rights, and the Practice of History
Russia’s so-termed anti-gay propaganda law, passed in 2013 by the Russian parliament, raised an array of issues relating to the status and rights of LGBT people in Russia, the lack of specific protections in the Olympic Charter relating to sexual orientation, and expected negative impacts of this law on scholarship in history, the humanities and … Continue reading Sochi and Beyond: Russia’s Anti-Gay Legislation, Human Rights, and the Practice of History →