Candidate, M.A. Public History
|Degrees:||B.A. Hons. (Huron University College)|
Current Program (including year of entry): M.A. Public History (2020)
19th Century Settler Colonialism; Residential Schools; Canadian History; Protestant church networks; Digital Storytelling; Experiential Learning.
Select Conference Contributions:
“Connecting Manitoulin Island with the Shingwauk Home and the Letters of Reverend E.F. Wilson,” Centre for Undergraduate Research Learning Conference, Huron University College, London, Ontario. November 2019.
“Sunday Mornings at Residential School: The Relationship between the Mohawk Institute and Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks,” Centre for Undergraduate Research Learning Conference, Huron University College, London, Ontario. April 2019.
Social and Cultural History of Canada (K. Badgley), Fall 2020
Description of Research:
This MA research project will focus on the correspondence of Reverend E.F. Wilson, founder of the Shingwauk Industrial Home and Wawanosh Home for Girls in Bawaating (Sault Ste. Marie, ON). Spanning from 1876-1888, the letters written by Wilson were recently digitized by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and give insight to how early residential schools operated and were maintained. The project will consider how Wilson used settler colonial networks to establish what Wilson called “branch homes” of the Shingwauk Home, one of the attempts resulting in the opening of the Washakada Home in Elkhorn, Manitoba.
The research findings will also be presented in a digital component and shared with the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre in order to contribute to public education on the residential school experience. This project is funded by a SSHRC-Canada Graduate Scholarships-Masters award.