"Canadian History for Everyone?" is a new blog, designed for a fourth year Canadian History seminar taught in the summer of 2012 at the University of Alberta. All of us participating in the class, both me as prof and the students, will be posting regularly to the blog on museums and other ways in which we encounter history, historical thinking, images and ideas in the everyday.

1 comment:

  1. Hi everyone,

    What a neat theme for a summer course! The summer months are the time when so many of us travel, and for those of us interested in history it’s a time to explore some interesting places. After studying history for a while now I can’t help but look at any place and see how they got to where they are, and more notably what has been preserved and what hasn’t.

    I happened to be reading the syllabus for this course while in Kelowna over the weekend. A newcomer would have no clue that the place evolved around the fruit and apple industry. Farmers have abandoned it in favour of the more lucrative wine industry with its obvious European flare, and no city building appears to be over 20 years old. Certain features in an area seem to lend themselves more to preservation and commemoration, and perhaps this area lacks some of those unifying elements. But it’s a gorgeous place to vacation nonetheless!