The local blog, Urbsite, features a history of the modernist design of the original three buildings on campus in the 1960s. The blog opens: Carleton University’s recently updated master plan is recommending the demolition of Paterson Hall – one of the first three buildings that formed the nucleus of the Rideau River campus. With it…

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On March 4, Jean Pierre Morin, the Public Servant in Residence in the History Department, discussed his research into the place of historical research in the federal public policy process before an engaged audience of faculty and students associated with History, NPSIA and other academic departments as well as a number of public servants. In a…

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David Morrison, Director Research and Content and Lisa Leblanc, Director of Creative Development, both of the Canadian History Hall of the Canadian Museum of History spoke to the University of Ottawa’s Cultural Memory Workshop series about “Re-Imaging Canadian History” on Thursday March 3. Peter Hodgkins (CCPH and Canadian Studies) and David Dean (CCPH and History)…

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For years, historians and heritage professionals in Ottawa have benefitted from the resources of the Ottawa Room at the Ottawa Public Library. Now, researchers interested in the National Capital’s history have a new resource centre they can consult: The Ottawa Resource Room at Carleton’s MacOdrum Library. Its collection offers special value to historians and heritage…

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More than eighty librarians, digital scholars, technologists, and administrators convened at the University of Texas at Austin in January to address the question: how do digital tools affect teaching and learning in today’s classrooms? The THATCamp on Digital Pedagogy took place on January 5-6, 2016 in University of Texas at Austin Libraries’ newly opened space,…

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Board Gaming With Historians

History is written in and across a variety of media. ‘Board Gaming With Historians’ explores a particularly rich vein, one that some of our own graduate students are currently exploring. In the second episode of History Today’s influential Board Gaming With Historians series, we play The Downfall of Pompeii, a tile-placement strategy game inspired by the…

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Announcement: Vast Digitizing Project will put Harvard’s Colonial Archives Online via Digital Humanities Now February 2, 2016 close titlewrap Harvard University has launched a project to digitize almost half a million items from its 17th and 18th century archives – the largest digitizing effort the university has ever undertaken. The letters, journals, documents and drawings…

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The latest blog from Carleton MA Student Rob Blades suggests a number of digital (and mental) tools for improving work flow. In “Every Historian Needs a Workflow,” Blades explains how to work better with familiar tools, like Zotero, Evernote, and Chrome, and recommends RescueTime, nvAlt, Tomighty, etc.  Who doesn’t want to rescue time? Read More: http://bladesrob.com/general/every-historian-needs-a-workflow-a-primer-for-the-digital-age…

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Primary Source Sets DPLA Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers…

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The Decivilized Academic

Audra A. Diptee has recently written another article for the Politics of Memory …  In her article “The Decivilized Academic,”she explores the degree academics and other intellectuals have been implicated in some of the world’s atrocities. Were the atrocities of the holocaust truly exceptional?  Or should they be seen as a culminating result that was…

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