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The 1619 Project caused a great deal of controversy amongst both academic historians and the public when it was released in the summer of 2019. The project was created by the New York Times and is directed by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. Its goal is “to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery … Continue reading HISTORY WARS: THE 1619 PROJECT
In 1996, David Lowenthal raised an issue faced by public historians to this day, especially amidst the current political climate: heritage overload. Heritage overload is a problem that historians have faced for a long time. Nathaniel Hawthorne, curator of the British Museum in 1855, noted that: “We do not recognize for rubbish what is really … Continue reading CONTROVERSIAL MONUMENTS AND HERITAGE OVERLOAD: IS PHOTOGRAMMETRY THE SOLUTION?
I would have been shocked had someone told me in second year that my future self would study colonial Canadian history. As I mentioned in “The Selfish Historian,” I always loved colonial Canadian history but, during my undergraduate degree at Brock University, I loved the Middle Ages. In fact, the reason I chose to attend … Continue reading HOW MEDIEVAL STUDIES MADE ME A BETTER HISTORIAN