Author: Cynthia Comacchio
Call for Applications: Canadian War Museum Research Fellowship

Call for Applications: Canadian War Museum Research Fellowship

In support of this commitment, the Museum is pleased to announce the creation of a Research Fellowship program to begin in 2023. The program will host on-site work by postgraduate scholars and provide unique research access to Museum collections and experts. Fellows’ projects will enhance the Museum’s standing as a centre for leading scholarly research and public history.

Historical Empathy for the Past and Present: An Approach to Teaching, Learning, and Doing History

Historical Empathy for the Past and Present: An Approach to Teaching, Learning, and Doing History

In this article, Sara Karn explores her research on historical empathy and its significance for teachers, learners, and historians. She suggests that empathy—and the associated emotions and feelings that arise while learning about people in the past—has implications for understanding historical perspectives and experiences, as well as living better with others in the present. Karn further demonstrates how the affective dimensions of historical empathy can be used to counter the longstanding repression of emotions in history education, and in history as a discipline more generally.

Call for Papers: Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies Conference in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Call for Papers: Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies Conference in Plymouth, Massachusetts

In support of this commitment, the Museum is pleased to announce the creation of a Research Fellowship program to begin in 2023. The program will host on-site work by postgraduate scholars and provide unique research access to Museum collections and experts. Fellows’ projects will enhance the Museum’s standing as a centre for leading scholarly research and public history.