Public History Professional Development Seminars

This series is funded by the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation.

This series offers Public History students to chance to meet and network with practicing public historians, listen to guest lectures, and participate in hands-on workshops. As part of History 9800/9081, this series is mandatory for Public History students and usually occurs during class time, in the third hour.

Other students and alumni are welcome to join us, by emailing Dr. Michelle Hamilton.


Past Speakers

2012-13 Speakers

  • Jenn Nelson, The Social Studio
  • Ian Milligan, Active History
  • Alan Gordon, University of Guelph
  • Sean Stoyles, Senior Researcher, Canadian Development Consultants International
  • Jenn Nelson, Ignite Culture
  • Andrea Hallam, Executive Director, London Heritage Council
  • Dr. Chris Andreae, Senior Built Heritage Specialist Golder Associates
  • Dr. Mark Tovey, Garrison Theatricals
  • Joan Kanigan, Executive Director, Ontario Museum of Archaeology

2011-12 Speakers

  • Dr. Laurajane Smith, ARC Future Fellow, Australian National University
  • Dana Thorne, Historian, Lambton Room
  • Jennifer Nelson, National Museum of Scotland and National Library of Scotland
  • Prof. Michael Brescia, Associate Curator of Ethnohistory, Arizona State Museum and Fulbright Visiting Scholar
  • Museum Education Workshop, Steve Mavers, Eldon House
  • Sean Stoyles, Senior Researcher, CDCI
  • Dr. Chris Andreae, Senior Built Heritage Specialist, Golder Associates
  • Dr. Forrest Pass, Saguenay Herald, Canadian Heraldic Authority
  • Prof. Gregory Klages, former Project Manager, Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History
  • Dr. Mark Tovey, Garrison Theatricals
  • Hayley Andrew, Buckingham Palace Collections
  • Prof. Julie Ellison, Imagining America

2010-11 Speakers

  • Dr Alexandra Mosquin, Historical Services Branch, Parks Canada
  • Dr Shanna Dunlop, Curator and Director of Operations, Fanshawe Pioneer Village
  • Sean Stoyles, Senior Researcher, Canadian Development Consultants International
  • Dana Johnson, Lambton Fellow, Oil Museum of Canada
  • Hayley Andrew, Buckingham Palace Collections
  • Fraser Dunford, Executive Director, and Ruthann Lablance, Digitization Project Manager, Ontario Genealogical Society
  • Prof Steve High, Canada Research Chair in Public History, Concordia University
  • Judy Chelnick, Associate Curator, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • Dr Chris Andreae Senior Built Heritage Specialist, and Meaghan Rivard, Cultural Heritage Specialist, Golder Associates
  • Jean-Pierre Morin, Treaty Historian, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • David Neufeld, Yukon and Western Arctic Historian, Parks Canada
  • Dr Alexis Dolphin, Anthropology, UWO

2009-10 Speakers

  • Fraser Dunford, Executive Director, Ontario Genealogical Society
  • Mike Baker, Curator, Elgin County Museum
  • Chris Andreae, Historica Research/Golder Associates
  • Heather Moran, The Military History Project, CoMAP
  • Grant Writing Workshop with Nicole Drake, Secrets of Radar Museum, London
  • GIS Workshop with Don Lafreniere, Geography, UWO
  • James Cullingham, Tamarack Film Productions
  • Neal Ferris, Lawson Chair in Archaeology
  • Meaghan Nelligan, Lambton County Fellow/Oil Museum of Canada
  • Tim Compeau, PhD Candidate, UWO/Gananoque Museum Collections
  • Alex Pitt, Case Coordinator, Conservation Review Board, Ontario Government
  • Workshop on Oral History and Ethics with Heather George, Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
  • Don Menard, City of London Heritage Planner
  • Sean Stoyles, Senior Researcher, Canadian Development Consultants International

2008-09 Speakers

  • Sean Stoyles, Researcher, Canadian Development Consultants International
  • Don Menard, City of London Heritage Planner
  • Chris Tait, Policy Group, Department of National Defence
  • Krista Cooke, Assistant Curator, History, Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • James Cullingham, Documentary Filmmaker, Tamarack Productions
  • Chris Andreae, Historica Research Limited
  • Greg Donaghy, Historical Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Joel Ralph, Manager of Education and Outreach Programs, Canada's National History Society