Tag: history

Crowdsourcing as Consultation: Branding History at Canada’s Museum of Civilization (Part II)

As the Canadian Museum of Civilization transforms into the Canadian Museum of History, it seems that meaningful conversations about historical issues that are actually formative of Canadian culture are less compelling than the $25 million incentive that comes with the tunnel vision of the Ministry of Heritage.

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Crowdsourcing as Consultation: Branding History at Canada’s Museum of Civilization (Part I)

Canada’s sesquicentennial is eagerly anticipated by Canada’s Conservative government, which is planning a series of commemorative events. The trouble is, these events are contrived to commemorate the Conservative government far more than the nation’s glorious (or inglorious) pasts.

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“You’re Not Going to Kill This Account”: Mad Men, Racial Prejudice, and History

Mad Men begs the question of how the 1960s embodied by our characters informs the present world that we now inhabit. What would it mean if we are the inheritors not of only the brave triumphs of the Freedom Riders, but also of the indifference or disinterest of people who felt unaffected by them?

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