Getting Digital (And Stressed!)

Aside from my first blog post this will probably be the only other blog post where I talk directly about school, my classes and my projects! Mainly, I feel like I have ventured off a little too much in blogging by playing with some bigger historical and academic issues and also I have no other…

This is Halloween

Boys and ghouls of every age, are you ready to learn about something strange? Come with me and you will see and learn the history behind Halloween! This week I wanted to do something more lighthearted than the other topics I have recently written about. So, I am not doing any deep analysis of dark…

Acadian Driftwood

They signed a treaty And our homes were taken Loved-ones forsaken They didn’t give a damn Try to raise a family End up an enemy Over what went down on the Plains of Abraham Acadian Driftwood – The Band What’s in a name? When I meet someone for the first time, I always greet them…

In Defense of the Public Historian

Calling the case of the the Public Historian versus (insert name of person who has ever said public historians aren’t real historians). I am ready for the Public Historian. “Those who might be considering taking up public history need to be aware that some academic historians regard it with disdain, seeing public history as second-class…

Who Owns History?

“History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history…

Darkness on the Edge of Town

If you are ever heading east on the 401 for a fun road trip to Ottawa, Montreal or beyond, you may stop in this little city to stretch your legs. Situated on the mouth of the St. Lawrence and Cataraqui River, this city was once the United Province of Canada’s first capital. Due to the…

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

Welcome to the show To the historemix Switching up the flow As we add the prefix Ex-Wives Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss Over the past few days, the class that I am a teaching assistant for has been talking about how history has been portrayed on film and television. The topic of history depicted in…

The One Where the Doors Open

Untold Stories of the Forest City September 2019 marks the 18th year of Doors Open London, a weekend long celebration of history across London’s various museums, heritage and cultural sites. The best part? Its entirely free! It is the perfect way to spend the weekend and explore London. Some of the sites included: Banting House…

Welcome to My Journey!

The One Where I Introduce Myself Guten Tag, Bonjour and Hello! My name is Kat and I am currently a graduate student in the Public History stream at Western University! This blog is set up as a mix of a passion project and as a behind the scene look of the daily shenanigans of a…