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The conventions of warfare have changed since 1812

In a previous blog post, I spoke of a recent lecture by Denise Harris about the War of 1812. Along with changes in the technology of warfare, as discussed in the previous blog, the conventions of warfare have also changed since 1812. Denise Harris noted, in her lecture on May 16, 2012, for example, that […]

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How do you make a Jane’s Walk into a conversation?

During planning for the May 6, 2012 South Long Branch Jane’s Walk, local resident David Switzer pointed out for us a distinction between a Jane’s Walk and a Heritage Walk. We’ve also heard that every Jane’s Walk will be different, depending on who’s involved with it. Thus it may happen that occasionally a Jane’s Walk may be similar to a […]

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Publicity for the South Long Branch Jane’s Walk took many forms — and we began publicizing long before the event

Publicity for the May 6, 2012 South Long Branch Jane’s Walk took many forms, was prepared with close attention to detail, and began months before the event. The office of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Ward 6 Councillor, Mark Grimes suggested that we organize this walk in the first place, and provided extensive publicity for it through the Councillor’s newsletter. […]

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Cultural conservation efforts in Ontario operate within a legislative framework

I had the good fortune to attend a cultural heritage workshop in Gravenhurst on April 26, 2012. At the workshop, Bert Duclos, heritage outreach consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, covered four topics: (1) What is cultural heritage value? (2) Establishing an effective muncipal heritage committee (3) Inventory, evaluation, and designation: […]

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Afterwards: Contemporary photography confronting the past (2011)

Afterwards is edited by Nathalie Herschdorfer, a photography historian and curator. In pictures and texts, this book explores the evolving conventions of documentary photography. Research suggests that our brains are not wired for comprehension of events involving thousands or millions of people. Our brains are better wired to comprehend events through our aquaintance with the experiences […]