On August 24 and 25, Andrea Eidinger and Krista McCracken hosted the first-ever Canadian History Twitter Conference, “Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories.” They explain in the event description that “2017 was intended to be a year of celebrating Canada. However, in the midst of controversies like CBC’s The Story of Us and the debate over the “appropriation prize” in Canadian literature, it is clear that older and more traditional narratives and approaches are no longer sufficient or even acceptable.”
The twitter conference was presented in collaboration by Active History, Unwritten Histories, Canada’s History Society, and the Wilson Institute.
The organizers shared that “this event was designed to encourage collaboration, public engagement, and spark discussion about Canada’s history in a way that is accessible to everyone. It aimed to uplift diverse perspectives, unrepresented histories, and support the work of early-career and emerging scholars.”
We have featured a selection of presentations below. To explore the twenty-three presentation and presenters you can go to the event website, Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories and Unwritten Histories.
Joanne Hammond's keynote presentation “History In Deed: Stories to Recall, Repair, Rebalance” from the Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories Twitter Conference held in August 2017.
Helen Knott’s keynote presentation on History, Truth, and Indigenous Diaspora from the Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories Twitter Conference held in August 2017.
Sara Janes' presentation “Records We Are Not Proud Of: Archival Outreach and Controversial Materials” from the Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories Twitter Conference held in August 2017.
Madeline Knickerbocker's presentation “Ilhtsel t’áméx te’í:lé kw’els ílh stl’ítl’qelh”: Stó:lō Weavers and Settler Anthropology in the 1960s” from the Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories Twitter Conference held in August 2017.
Sarah King's presentation “Be…In This Place: Cornerstones of Atlantic Canadian Citizenship” from the Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories Twitter Conference held in August 2017.