Carleton History will have a terrific presence at the Active History Conference taking place at Huron College, London, Ontario this weekend (October 2-4, 2015). John Walsh and our visiting fellow Jean-Pierre Morin will be addressing the future of Public History programmes, while John will also speak about student learning and Jean-Pierre on government and public policy. David Dean, along with Emily Keyes (MA PH) are speaking on the panel “Counter-Narratives of Place and Commemoration,” chaired by former Public History grad Kaitlin Wainwright. Former History and Public History grads Chris Schultz, Peter Anderson, and Sara Nixon are presenting papers and adjunct professor Hector MacKenzie will be participating in the conference’s final roundtable on New Directions for Active History with former grads Kaleigh Bradleigh and Beth Robertson leading the associated break out groups. The keynote event at the conference, “Performing the Past,” is being hosted by David Dean and includes storytelling, film, dance and theatrical performances by current grad student Ruthanne Edwards and former MA students Allison Smith, Arpita Bajpeyi, and Sinead Cox.
See here for more information on the conference and for the program.