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Researching “The Typewriter Century”

Researching “The Typewriter Century”

Martyn Lyons shares what a day in the life of a researcher looks like as he discusses some of the meticulous archival research that went his new book, The Typewriter Century: A Cultural History of Writing Practices.

Sketches of Tourism and the Pandemic in Peru

Sketches of Tourism and the Pandemic in Peru

The Living Inca Town presents a rich case study of tourism in Ollantaytambo, a rapidly developing destination in the southern Peruvian Andes and the starting point for many popular treks to Machu Picchu. Karoline Guelke looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on the region.

For Sale: Everything or Nothing?

For Sale: Everything or Nothing?

Ryan Gillespie discusses some of lively and public debates surrounding human organ supply and asks what kind of society we truly want.

History and Biography in Harbin

History and Biography in Harbin

Mark Gamsa gives us a behind-the-scenes look into his new book and tells us the personal story of Baron Roger Budberg, a physician who, being neither Russian nor Chinese, nevertheless stood at the very centre of the cross-cultural divide in Harbin.

“Seen but Not Seen”

“Seen but Not Seen”

Donald B. Smith is one of Canada’s most renowned historians, having written extensively on Aboriginal Canada, Quebec, and the history of Calgary and Southern Alberta. Donald discusses what we can expect from his final book, which covers fresh ground in the history of settler-Indigenous relations.

How Activists Put a Human Face on Climate Change

How Activists Put a Human Face on Climate Change

Climate change was once understood as solely an environmental issue. Now a growing class of activists claim climate change to be a gender, equity, labour, Indigenous rights, faith, and health issue. Jen Iris Allan, author of The New Climate Activism explores these issues in more detail.

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