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Phoebe Mannell

M.A. Candidate, Public History

Degrees:BAH (University of King’s College)

Current Program (including year of entry)

M.A. in Public History (2015)

Garth Wilson Fellow (2016-2017)


Dr. John C. Walsh

Academic Interests

History of Science and Technology, Material Culture, Museum Studies, Maritime History, Digital History

Teaching Experience

  • Canadian Social History (J. Walsh), Fall 2016
  • The Making of Europe (P. Nelles & J. Evans), Fall 2015 & Winter 2016
  • Introduction to Sustainability (Dalhousie University College of Sustainability), 2012-2015
  • Engineering – From the Stone Age to the Cybernetic Age (University of King’s College), 2012-2015

Description of Research

Phoebe is currently working towards her MA in Public History, focusing on the challenges and opportunities involved in curating maritime histories and technologies in 21st century museums. As the Garth Wilson Memorial Fellow in Public History, Phoebe will have supervised access to the Canadian Science and Technology Museum’s collection, which will serve as the basis for her Major Research Essay. Working in conjunction with her MA supervisor Dr Walsh, and her supervisor at CSTM, Sharon Babaian, Phoebe will produce an original research essay, and will also work to support the CSTM’s exhibition development during their relaunch project, scheduled to open in 2017.