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We have started a new website called activehistory.ca to help connect historians with the public, policy makers and the media.  This is a part of an effort to facilitate and disseminate the ideas developed at the  Active History conference. Please visit and send us your feedback by email (jimclifford (at) activehistory.ca) or in person at the Canadian Historical Association meeting in Ottawa.  We are looking for historians to join our network and to submit short paper for the website.

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We have organised a round table for this the CHA in Ottawa this Spring.  The round table is scheduled on Wednesday, May 27 at 8:30am.  The presenters include Kieth Jamieson, a Cultural Consultant, Adjunct Professor and Curator from the Mohawk of the Six Nations of the Grand River, Robin Elliott, Excutive Director of Murmur Toronto, Geoffrey Reaume, Associate Professor, York University, Jim Clifford, PhD Candidate, York University and Thomas Peace, PhD Candidate, York University.

Tom and I hope the round table will both discuss the idea of active history developed at our conference in September and begin a conversation about where we can take active history in the future.  Please attend the round table if you are in Ottawa for the CHA.


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I recently stumbled across a sheet of paper I picket up at a conference in London during the summer of 2007.  The paper advertised the History and Policy website: http://www.historyandpolicy.org

I think this group in the UK has a lot of parallels with the ideas presented at the Active History conference in September 2008.  Moreover, they have developed a web resource to facilitate active or applied history that we need to consider developing in Canada.

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