Last week my new co-edited collection was released by the University of Ottawa Press. Please, judge this book by the fantastic cover image: it is a challenging, myth-busting, inclusive and fun-loving analysis of hockey. Available online and at academic bookstores. For many Canadians, hockey is the game. While the relationship between hockey and national identity
Recently, I revisited a topic I’ve been researching since my undergraduate days: the Barbara Ann Scott doll. I first looked at this doll in an image study of Eaton’s Catalogues preserved at the Archives of Ontario. The paper was inspired by my mom’s childhood memories of the skater. Since then I’ve revisited the history of
I received invites from a couple of groups to come talk about curating. How could I say no? I love my work, and I will tell anyone who will listen. Curious about curating? September 20, 6:30-8:00pm Editors Ottawa 414 Sparks Street Five Things I’ve Learned About Working in Public History October 2, 12:30-1:30pm Trent University
A few projects I’ve worked on are making, or have made, their way into the world. Recently, the Champlain Society shared a short piece I wrote about Justine Blainey. This documentary analysis looks at a letter to Blainey from her lawyer about a telephone conversation with a hockey official. Part of a larger project I’m
Women’s Studies, an Interdisciplinary journal, is offering free copies of my review of Fat Activism by Charlotte Cooper. Click here. Spoiler alert: the book is well worth the read, but more details and discussion on the book’s contribution to Fat Studies are in the review.
Please join us in Winnipeg on September 26 at 7:00pm for the official launch of Obesity in Canada: Critical Perspectives. The event is at McNally Robertson Grant Park in the Atrium. I’ll be there along with co-editor Deborah McPhail and some of the book’s contributors. We would love to talk about the book, our research,
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You know he’s a national hero, but what did he add to the national conversation? As he became a hero Canadians were inspired by Terry Fox in ways you might not expect. Come see me talk at the Danforth Coxwell branch of the Toronto Public Library,May 27, 6:30-8:00pm in the Program Room (upstairs). This event
I’m creating a podcast documenting how Canadians think about bodies, health and sport. It will focus on stories of how individuals experienced, thought about or contributed to noteworthy events, social movements and controversies. Right now I am looking for people who won a “gold crest” or “Award of Excellence” from the Canada Fitness Awards in
Fifteen for 15 #8 Eight years ago I was seeking permission to use an advertising image of Nancy Greene for an article. Getting permission to use old ads and images is sometimes hard. After getting the run-around from the brand I decided to contact Nancy Greene’s “people” to see if they could help. I found