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The Unwritten Rules of History

Author: Andrea Eidinger (page 2 of 20)

An Introduction to Calls for Papers

A network of black wires ascending in a polygon formation into the sky.

A few months ago, Matthew Hayes tweeted the following at me:

 

 

What I love about my conversations with Matthew is that his questions always make me think about the insider knowledge that I have about how the historical profession works.  While I ended up answering Matthew on Twitter, along with help from the equally awesome Keith Grant and Tina Adcock, I thought that this topic definitely merited a blog post. When this question came up again last week on Facebook, I knew that I needed to get on this quick. So that’s what we’re going to talk about: CFPs and where to find them!

 

Quick note: while I am speaking specifically in reference to Canadian history, these guidelines apply no matter what field you are in!

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of October 1, 2017

Two children (a boy and a girl) in 1910-era clothing face a line of turkeys carrying individual letters for the word "Thanksgiving". On the front of the card, code T-17 and copyright symbol with a N in a triangle (stands for E. Nash) appears. Embossed

“Thanksgiving — Here they come! Let’s give ’em a great welcome.” 1910. Toronto Reference Library. Public Domain.

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of September 24, 2017

Two tourists - one man and one woman - stop on Québec's highway 6 near Cap Chat on the Gaspé Peninseula to buy home-made bread.

Chris Lund. Two tourists – one man and one woman – stop on Québec’s highway 6 near Cap Chat on the Gaspé Peninseula to buy home-made bread. July 1950. Library and Archives Canada. Copyright : Expired. 4292759

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Historians’ Histories: Anne Dance

Welcome back to our regular favourite series, Historians’ Histories! This week we have a very special guest, fellow UVic alumna and one of my favourite people, Anne Dance! Not only is she brilliant, but she is extremely generous for agreeing to be interviewed despite her insanely busy schedule! So without any further, ado, here’s her Historians’ Histories:

 

Anne DanceDr. Anne Dance is the Academic Director of the Parliamentary Internship Programme and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Ottawa.

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of September 17, 2017

 

A First Nations woman in a flower dress stands outside in a field near the ocean. She is standing at a wooden table, in the process of hand-canning salmon.

Woman canning salmon outdoors. 1947. National Film Board of Canada. Phototheque / Library and Archives Canada / e010948781. Copyright expired. This photograph was probably taken during the production of the National Film Board of Canada’s documentary “Peoples of the Skeena,” which was filmed in 1947 and released in 1949. The caption of this record has not yet been revised through Project Naming.

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Best New Articles from August 2017

A wall, where a teal blue door is centred, and the bookshelves that surround it from floor to ceiling are crammed with books.

Because, let’s face it – who has time to catch up on all the journal articles published in Canadian history?

Welcome back to the Best New Articles series, where each month, I post a list of my favourite new articles! Don’t forget to also check out my favourites from previous months, which you can access by clicking here.

This month I read articles from:

Here are my favourites:

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of September 10, 2017

Image of a man and a woman standing at a well. They are dressed in an 18th century style, and are supposed to represent characters from the poem Evangeline. This is a travel poster advertising a trip to Nova Scotia via Canadian Pacific.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company. 1920. “Spend Your Vacation in the Land of Evangeline.” Posters. Chung Oversize and Graphic Materials. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0216284.

 

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Film Favourites: Recommended Films on Canadian History

Film posters for The War of 1812, Been There Won that; Forbidden Love; Action.

Let’s face it, our favourite classes are the ones with movies. If you’re around my age, you remember being excited by the sound of squeaky wheels and rattling, since it usually meant you were watching a movie in class. The same is still true in university, whether you are a student, a TA, or a professor. However, it can be hard to find good films to show in classrooms that are engaging for students, but also historically accurate. A couple of months ago, there was a fascinating discussion on Eryk Martin’s Facebook timeline about recommended films for teaching pre-Confederation Canadian history. So, inspired by that discussion, and with his permission, I have put together a list of recommended films for teaching Canadian history.

This list is broken down into two parts: my personal recommendations, and recommendations from fellow history professors. I would especially like to thank Stephanie Pettigrew, Donica Belisle, Carmen Nielson, Matthew Hayday, Ian Mosby, Adele Perry, Jenny Ellison, Janis Thiessen, Kesia Kvill, Sarah Dowling, and Liz Huntingford for their fantastic suggestions. Also, I have roughly organized the films and videos chronologically. In my recommendations, I have further divided the films and videos from each other, and included some additional ones I would like to show in class, but haven’t yet.

A couple of important notes or warnings: please make sure that when you are showing a feature film in a classroom that you have the appropriate license to do so. In other words, make sure the copy of the film you are screening has been approved for classroom or public screenings. If you are using the film through your institution’s library, you should be fine, but it’s always good to check. Second, as a recent discussion on Twitter initiated by Tina Adcock has shown, content/trigger warnings are important. I have listed the ones that I think are relevant below, but always use caution when screening films to avoid doing harm to your students.

Also, my husband wanted to name this blog post “Class-y” films, but my better sense vetoed. 😉

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of August 20, August 27, and September 3, 2017

Hostesses from different countries posing for a group photo at Expo 67

Hostesses from different countries posing for a group photo at Expo 67. Library and Archives Canada, e000990931. CC BY 2.0

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