I teach history at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada where I am Professor of History and Co-Director of the Carleton Centre for Public History. As a public historian I am especially interested in historical representation and historytelling in theatre, film, and other forms of performance. As an early modern historian my recent focus has been on dramatic representations of witchcraft and social inequality. As well as research, teaching, and supervising, I actively collaborate with museums, with theatre amateurs and professionals, and with community activists exploring innovative ways of making history visible in our everyday lives.

Remembering Gallipoli at Te Papa: A Photo Essay

In 2016 I visited Te Papa Tongarewa / Museum of New Zealand to see the exhibit Gallipoli: The Scale of […]

Performing Public History in China

In August I was one of some 3,000 historians attending the International Congress of the Historical Sciences meeting in Jinan, […]

A New Monument for Ottawa

With all the controversy surrounding the Monument to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa, another significant addition to Ottawa’s commemorative […]