Emergent Historical Consciousness in Ahistorical Games through Lore and Game Experience Honour’s Research Project 2015-2016 Ryan Pickering This is my repository for notes and blog-post updates, as well as additional material, for my HIST4910 thesis project with Dr. Shawn Graham at Carleton University. These updates are intended to be rough outlines of my ideas and…

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This is a black and white photograph—faded to a creamy beige after a hundred years—printed on the front of an unmailed postcard. Four men of various ages, from early adolescence to late middle age, face the camera. They are seated in a photo studio, posed around a small piano or organ. One is positioned as…

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Former Carleton Undergraduates Win Prestigious Essay Prize Congratulations to Carleton History alumni Mackenzie Dancho and Adam Rymes for winning prizes in the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) Undergraduate Essay Contest. Each year the NACBS awards eight prizes to the best essays on British topics submitted by undergraduates studying in American and Canadian universities….

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Carleton’s contributions to the World War Women Exhibit at the Canadian War Museum Several Carleton alumni and grad students worked on the Canadian War Museum’s new exhibit, “World War Women.”  The exhibit historian, Dr. Stacey Barker, completed her BA and MA at Carleton.  Laura Brown, who received her MA here in 2013, Dr. Laura Brandon, who…

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At 11:40am Wed, @electricarchaeo & @kathryngreenan will discuss location based interactive non-fiction. @CU_History https://library.carleton.ca/gis-day  Source: GIS @ CU Library : @GIS_Carleton Read  more about Kathryn’s research at http://kathryngreenan.grahamresearchfellow.org/  

History student wins Colonel John By Award for a essay on Garden City plans for Campus Site Mary MacGregor, a student in Bruce Elliott’s Canadian urban history/Ottawa neighbourhoods class won the annual 2014 Colonel John By Award for an essay on the plans for a garden city suburb in Old Ottawa South and the site…

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START CRUMBS END CRUMBS Allison Smith Presents “Mary Ann Shadd Revisited: Echoes From an Old House” Allison Smith, who recently graduated with her Master’s in Public History, submitted a Master’s research project that comprised a 30-minute historical documentary film and a short reflexive essay.  Her film is about a collection of letters to and from…

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Written by Floriane Moro (B.A. student). Nominated by Professor M. Hogue. In 2012, in order to commemorate the contributions of Indigenous peoples to the War of 1812, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada issued a series of postcards commemorating Indigenous people who were involved in the conflict. One of these postcards is devoted to Tecumseh….

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Written by Michael Wark  (B.A. student). Nominated by Professor D. Kinsey. In March 2009, Sega and Feral Interactive Games released Empire: Total War, the fourth installment of the Total War series, and their most ambitious and grandest-scale project to date. Combining turn-based strategy with real-time battle tactics, Empire: Total War places the player in control…

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