HIST 4343 Public History - Fall 2016
Class visits Kings County Museum
Kelly Bourassa, Conservation expert at Kings County Museum, demonstrating his craft to students of Hist 4343 Public History
Created by Candina Doucette
Alberta and the Black Battalion: The Forgotten Faces
My project looks at the contribution of the No. 2 Construction Battalion soldiers from Alberta. To better understand the projects, I broke it up into three sections: “What Racism Was Like in Canada”, “Canada Goes to War”, and “The Black Soldiers of Alberta”. The link below will take you to my prezi, there you will find more information on these three topics, as well as a closer look at three soldiers from Alberta and a video of my public presentation.
Local Heroes: Digby and Weymouth Recruits in the No. 2 Construction Battalion
Researched and created by Emily Martell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This website explores the No. 2 Battalion through the perspective of Black recruits from the Nova Scotia communities of Digby and Weymouth. The website begins by discussing the response of Black and other minority groups to the outbreak of the First World War. It goes on to examines the formation of the No. 2 Construction Battalion, the men’s journey to Europe, the type of work done by the men in the Battalion, and finally the Battalion’s return to Canada following the November 11th Armistice. It also includes the names and known information of the 19 men from the area who enlisted, two of whom died and were buried overseas as well as many other primary documents and photos.
To visit this site please visit: http://digbyandweymouthintheno2constructionbattalion.yolasite.com/
Laura Oland & Jessie Stolz
Jeremiah Alvin Jones: Fighting in a White Man's War
Calla Owens - Website
Minority involvement in WWI is very important to the history of Canada's contribution to World War One, however it is not often mentioned. This presentation aims at scratching the surface of Indigenous involvement in the war effort. This prezi presentation covers general involvement as well as a few specific examples.
Created by Anjuli Ripley fourth year Canadian Studies Honors Student.
HIST 4343 Public History - Fall 2014
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HIST 3613 History of Immigration - Fall 2013
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HIST 4343 Public History - Fall 2012
Bottles, Guns, and Houses: Histories and Memories of Wolfville's Past
HIST 4343 Public History - Winter 2010
Beyond Death - Death and Burial Practices in Nova Scotia
- The Old Wolfville Burying Ground: A Self-Guided Tour
by Z. Firlotte, S. Howes, M. Leitch, D. Perusse and S. Story
- Casket Makers to 'Bake and Shakers': The Historical Evolution of the Funeral Business
by Sarah Story
- Burial Grounds in Kings County by Maria Leitch
- Death in the Home by Zack Firlotte
- Tales from the Grave: Short Biographies of Notables Buried in Wolfville's Old Burial Grounds by David Perusse
- The Evolution of Gravestones in Wolfville by Sam Howes
HIST 4343 Public History - Fall 2008
- Presidential Portraits by Adam Bennett
- Shipbuilding by Krystyna Kirkham and Kate Renaud
- Shipbuilding in the Minas Basin
- La construction navale du bassin minas
- Biblilography - Shipbuilding in the Minas Basin During the Age of Sail, 1820-1920
- Women at Acadia: 1910 - 1920 by Ellen Smillie, Heather Bonnell and Andrew Balfour