Below is a collection of writing samples in History from my graduate studies at Carleton University and in the future, my gallery to showcase my introductory photography skills. My academic samples reflect on themes related to public history including reflections on cultural heritage, policy, museums, or similar areas. I have also included think pieces on historical theory and method, especially thoughts on Foucauldian concepts as well as various themes in social history and archival research.
Master’s Research Essay:
- Ottawa Workers’ History Museum and Capital History Kiosk Proposal – Sample
- What is Public History?
- Public History and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- “Trip Advisor” Reviews by Museum Theorists: An Interactive Map
- Unsettling Colonialist Themes and Imagery in Canadian Gold Rush Narratives
- A Foucauldian Analysis of Canadian Municipal Colonialism
My aim through photography is to complement my writing and to strike a calm, emotive response using colour, light, textures, lines and shapes. From my study abroad travels in 2014, to my 2020 backyard adventures, these were taken by my DSLR and phone camera and enhanced through my computer editing software. I hope to take the next step soon and try Lightroom, and invest in a new camera and lens!
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