Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

Marie Curie

I am a public history graduate student at Western University. My public history research interests deal primarily with dark tourism, film and documentaries, and digital history.

I graduated with distinction with a B.A Honours in History and German studies from Queen’s University (2019). During the course of my undergrad my research interests included; Indigenous soldiers and veterans in Canada during the world wars and interwar years, Germany in the 20th century, and briefly explored the world of public history.

This blog is an amalgamation of various smaller projects that I hold dear to my heart. As the domain suggests, this blog is part of a passion project of mine that aims to take a look at the history behind Canada’s most haunted sites. Haunting Canada has been months in the making, but I am excited to finally share my love of history and ghosts with the world!

This blog also serves as a behind the scenes look at Haunting Canada and a day in the life of a public history graduate student. A Historian’s Day takes readers behind the scenes as I try to navigate graduate school and experience what London has to offer. This blog allows my family back in Kingston and New Brunswick to see the projects I am working on, my exploration of the city, and experience things right alongside me!


Email: kmacd253@uwo.ca

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