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Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we commemorate the tragedy that occurred during the Second World War and honour the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other victims of Nazism.

Christmas in Icelandic Winnipeg, 1920

Christmas in Icelandic Winnipeg, 1920

The Viking Immigrantsauthor, L.K. Bertram, takes us back in time to 1920 and explores the Christmas traditions of a bustling Icelandic neighbourhood in Winnipeg 100 years ago

Before a Saint, A Man: Disability in the Life of Francis of Assisi

Before a Saint, A Man: Disability in the Life of Francis of Assisi

Written by Donna Trembinski, Illness and Authority examines the lived experience and early stories about St. Francis of Assisi through the lens of disability studies. In this post, Trembinski discusses more about her book that shows us another, less readily seen side of this famous saint.

Order and Disorder: England’s Troubled History

Order and Disorder: England’s Troubled History

Award-winning teacher Ken MacMillan delves deeper into some of the stories found in his new book Death and Disorder and discusses what we can expect from the book.

Medieval History and Modern Hate

Medieval History and Modern Hate

Amy S. Kaufman discusses what we can expect from her book, The Devil’s Historians, and tells us how the project came about.

Being Fat Has a History

Being Fat Has a History

Jenny Ellison discusses her new book, Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada, and explores how fat activists wrestled with feminist issues of the era, including femininity, sexuality, and health.

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