History / Public History

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Going Public

The Art of Participatory Practice

UBC Press

Going Public is a conversation among socially engaged practitioners in theatre, documentary media, the visual and multimedia arts, and oral history that explores how and with whom we collaborate, and why.

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Griffintown

Identity and Memory in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood

UBC Press

This vibrant biography of Griffintown, an inner-city Irish Catholic neighbourhood in Montreal, brings to life the history of Irish identity and collective memory in this legendary enclave.

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Time Travel

Tourism and the Rise of the Living History Museum in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada

UBC Press

This fascinating look at Canada’s living history museums – pioneer villages and old forts where actors recreate the past – shows how they reveal as much about Canadian post-war interests as they do about settler history.

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Beyond Testimony and Trauma

Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence

Edited by Steven High
UBC Press

By challenging the ways that survivors of mass violence are typically understood as either eyewitnesses to history or victims of it, the contributors to this volume ask us to go “beyond testimony” to embrace sustained listening and collaborative research design.

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Private Women and the Public Good

Charity and State Formation in Hamilton, Ontario, 1846-93

UBC Press

An engaging history of the Ladies Benevolent Society and Hamilton Orphan Asylum and a broad consideration of the ability of women’s charitable work to bridge the nineteenth-century boundaries of public and private spheres.

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Oral History at the Crossroads

Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement

UBC Press

Drawing on a collaborative research project, this book provides an alternative model for how oral and public histories should be recorded and curated.

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