- WordPress as a Public History Platform
- Clarissa Ceglio, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media, George Mason University
- Jeffrey McClurken, University of Mary Washington
- Erin Bell, Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University
- Connecting Communities: Social Media and Public History Practice
- Hey Girl: Popular Culture, Digital Media and the Practice of Public History, Rachel Boyle and Anne Cullen, Loyola University Chicago
Ok, there was no way I was going to miss this talk. I discovered Public History Ryan Gosling during Fall 2011 exams and he made me laugh rather a lot. Rachel and Anne dissected the creation of a meme, but I most enjoyed their discussion about community and social media. They asked whether memes create new communities or reinforce existing ones and also suggested tumblr as a form of shared authority. I'm definitely still thinking about their talk every time Grumpy Cat shows up on my newsfeed.
- How to Celebrate and Remember WWI
I got to this panel a little late because of Public History Ryan Gosling. I managed to grab the last open seat, but missed out on the headphones for simultaneous translation.
- Remembering the First World War in Britain in the 21st Century, Dan Todman, Queen Mary University of London
- Commemorating a Foreign War in a Neutral Country. Recent WWI Interest in the Netherlands, Kees Ribbens, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies
- Battlefield Tourism as a Memorial Practice. Centenary of the Great War, Commemorations and Changing Actors in the Ypres Salient, 1914-2014, Delphine Lauwers, European University Institute of Florence
- The Great War: An Economic Asset for French Local Institutions, Joelle Beurier, Rheims University
This talk was in French and I was trapped in the back corner with no translation headphones. Sad Annie was sad...and confused.
- Public History in Postcolonial Spaces
- Telling New Stories: Public History and Collective Identity in Post-Conflict Belfast, Julie Davis, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
- When the Audience is the Subject: Practicing Shared Authority, Developing Cultural Competencies, Katrine Barber, Portland State University
Yeah, I went to a lot of sessions. I'll write the rest of them up in my next post. Now - pictures!
|Bicycles for rent! I saw these stands every few blocks in downtown Ottawa. It seems to be|
cycle city - I also saw lots of riders and enjoyed walking along some of the bike paths.
|The Mill St. Brew Pub, housed in a 140 year old former grist mill. Really tasty food.|
|Looking down the Ottawa River at Chaudiere Island.|
|The Canadian Museum of Civilization. Unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to go inside. Next time.|
|View of Parliament Hill from Gatineau.|
|Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica and Maman by Louise Bourgeois, on display outside the|
National Gallery of Canada.
|Locks on the Rideau Canal.|
|Sign at Pinhey's Point.|
|Police arrive at the Canadian War Museum after an alarm evacuated the building.|
|Sock!Moose - an excellent use for my last Canadian dollars before dawn at the airport.|