2021 Western MA Public History Internship Scholars

We are very proud to announce this year's Western MA Public History Internship Scholars! 

These special opportunities are exclusive to students in our program, thanks to the wonderful folks at Canada's History, Know History and the Fairbank/ Oil Museum of Canada. Congrats to Elisabeth Edwards, Kestra Greer, and Julia Richards! 

Elisabeth Edwards is thrilled to be a member of the Know History team as an intern this summer. As a public historian, she hopes to work as a full-time historic research consultant with a focus in Indigenous histories following her MA. She is most excited to collaborate with Know History's many partners, including the Métis Nation of Ontario and the Métis Nation of Alberta. Elisabeth is also looking forward to pursuing a personal research project as part of her internship! 

As this year’s Robert Cochrane Lambton County Fellow examining the social history of Oil Springs, Kestra Greer is very excited to be working on such an important, but little-known part of Canada's history and to apply the skills she has learned in the Public History program over the past year! 

Julia Richards, as this year’s Nobleman Scholar, is very excited to work with Canada’s History as a Digital Media Intern. Writing and history have always been her passions, so she’s thrilled to put those together in creating online content for Canada’s History. Her special project will focus on Canadian women’s medical history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, specifically how the profession regulated, explained, and controlled women’s bodily autonomy and agency. She can’t wait to join the amazing team at Canada’s History! 

(Images from left to right: Elisabeth, Kestra, Julia)