Note from Andrea: Today’s blog post comes to us from Krista McCracken, and is all about an upcoming Canadian History Wikipedia edit-a-thon! I was so excited when Krista approached me about this guest post, since you all know how about my enthusiasm for sharing knowledge. And I am super excited to say that my third-year students will also be participating in this event!
Krista McCracken is a public history professional currently working as an Archives Supervisor at Algoma University’s Arthur A. Wishart Library and Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre. Krista’s research primarily focuses on community archives, residential schools, access, educational outreach and Northern Ontario. She lives and works on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Métis people.
Jessica Knapp is a public historian working at Canada’s History Society. In her role as the Online Engagement Coordinator, she creates and shares engaging digital content that directly connects Canada’s History Society with a variety of history oriented communities, such as, teachers, museum and history professionals, and academic historians. She is active in the public history community in Canada and internationally through the National Council on Public History.