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History Chats is a podcast series from Activehistory.ca. Each Saturday we will post a different talk from our collection of world class historians. These will include conference sessions, public lectures, and roundtable discussions. So get your weekend started on a high note with History Chats.
||CleanThe Making of Dufferin-St. Clair: 1900-1929||In 2011, historical geographer Richard Harris presented a talk entitled “The Making of Dufferin-St. Clair: 1900-1929. Following his talk, a room full of community members shared their personal memories of the area’s social and physical development.||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Town Called Asbestos||In “A Town Called Asbestos”, Dr. Jessica Van Horssen continues her survey of the history of asbestos in Quebec by examining the first asbestos industry boom between 1914 and 1939. The outbreak of war in Europe and the advent of aerial bombing in urb||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocal, National, and Transnational Histories of Immigration to the Americas||In a public lecture given at Glendon College, York University, Erika Lee, Professor of History and Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, elucidates another aspect of the entangled history of the Americas. In||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Mile Island to Bhopal: the Life and Work of Environmental Activist Rosalie Bertell||In 2011, historian Lisa Rumiel presented a talk entitled “Three Mile Island to Bhopal: the Life and Work of Environmental Activist Rosalie Bertell” in front of an engaged audience at Toronto’s Parkdale library. Bertell, who has a PhD in biometri||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocating Parkdale’s Mad History: Back Wards to Back Streets, 1980-2010||In 2010, Megan Davies and David Reville presented an engaging talk on the ways in which mental health deinstitutionalization impacted psychiatric survivors and the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. In front of a packed audience at the Parkdale librar||8/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeeping the City Clean: Portuguese Women in Toronto’s Cleaning Industry, 1970-1990||In 2010, historian Susana Miranda gave a talk called “Keeping the City Clean: Portuguese Women in Toronto’s Cleaning Industry, 1970-1990” at the Bloor/Gladstone branch of the Toronto Public Library. The lecture was part of the Toronto Public||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Public Technology: Building Toronto’s Yonge Street Subway||Back in 2010, gave a talk called “A Public Technology: Building Toronto’s Yonge Street Subway”. The lecture is part of the Toronto Public Library’s History Matters series. The lecture discussed various episodes surrounding the building of To||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraig Heron on Toronto’s Booze-Soaked Past||Back in 2010, Canadian historian Craig Heron presented an entertaining talk at the second event of the History Matters lecture series, sponsored by the Toronto Public Library. Heron discussed a number of aspects in the social history of alcohol in Toro||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpadina Sweatshops: Jews and Gender in Toronto’s Labour Movement 1900 to 1939||In September 2011, historian Ruth Frager presented a talk entitled “Spadina Sweatshops: Jews and Gender in Toronto’s Labour Movement 1900 to 1939.” The lecture examined the dynamics of the Jewish labour movement in Toronto and focused on a strik||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Drake “Smoke Screen” Phenomenon: A Discussion with Dalton Higgins on Drake and Canadian Hip Hop History||On December 8, 2012, Accents on Eglinton, a community bookstore that specializes in publications on Africa and its diasporas, along with host Francesca D’Amico (PhD candidate in music history at York University), hosted an evening with Dalton Higgins||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|