Please join the Graduate History Student’s Association for the third talk in our Historian’s Craft speaker’s series, “Doing History that Matters: My Career as a Scholar of Indigenous History in the Government” given by Dr. Alison Norman.
Alison Norman is a Research Advisor in the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation in Toronto, as well as a Research Associate in the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies & Indigenous Studies at Trent University. She has also worked as a researcher for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Alison earned her Ph.D. and B.Ed. from OISE/University of Toronto, and her M.A. and B.A. in history from Queen’s University. Her academic research is focused on the history of Indigenous teachers in 19th century schools in Ontario. She is currently on the Council of the Canadian Historical Association, Book Review Editor for Ontario History, and recently completed a three year term on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Historical Society.
The talk will take place at 1:00pm on Thursday January 12th in the History Department Common Room, Vari Hall 2183. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.
Immediately following the Historian’s Craft will be another talk on public history, “Public History Careers: Parks Canada and the Federal Government” given by Dr. Alexandra Mosquin. This lecture will focus on Dr. Mosquin’s work at Parks Canada, public history careers more broadly in government, and the process for how you get these jobs. Dr. Mosquin serves as manager at Historical Services, Western Canada and Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and also works at Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage as a Directorate at the National Office of Parks Canada.
This talk will also take place in the History Department Common Room on Thursday January 12th and will begin immediately after Historian’s Craft at 2:30pm. Again, all are welcome.