Angèle Alain is a historian, currently working at Library and Archives Canada. Alain has worked at Library and Archives Canada for the past 8 years, first as a government archivist and as a photo archivist and, since 2001, as a project manager in Web Content and Services. She has managed several major online projects and partnerships, on subjects ranging from Expo 67 to archival fakes and forgeries. In 2004 and 2005, she led the project team of a flagship website on immigration in Canada. Alain received her M.A. in History and Women's Studies in 1998 from the University of Ottawa.
The invention of photography in the early 1800s revolutionized the way humans communicate and share information. And while it’s hard for us to imagine not having a device with a camera at our side at all times, photography has only recently become available to the masses. In this episode, we explore the evolution of photography using Library and Archives Canada’s extensive photographic collection as our guide. Archivist Jill Delaney takes us through the collection and brings to light some of the incredible stories surrounding these iconic images.
Few things define what it is to be Canadian more than our love of hockey—“Canada’s Royal Winter Game”. In this episode, author and hockey expert Paul Kitchen joins us to discuss the origins of hockey, the evolution of the game, and what our love of hockey says about the Canadian character. Mr. Kitchen also speaks to us about the wealth of hockey-related resources held by Library and Archives Canada.
Between 1869 and the late 1930’s approximately 100,000 children were brought to Canada from Great Britain. Predominantly motivated by social and economic forces, a number of religious and philanthropic organizations encouraged the child migration movement for many abandoned and poor children to begin a new life in Canada. In this episode, Library and Archives Canada’s Marthe Séguin-Muntz and John Sayers of BIFHSGO, join us to discuss the lives of Home Children and to share the wealth of resources available at LAC.
This year, Canada is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a unique opportunity for all Canadians to take pride in our traditions, and our shared history. Therefore, Library and Archives Canada has developed the exhibition, Faces of 1812, which features a number of collection items related to the war. In this episode, Professor Michael Eamon joins us to discuss his work as curator of the exhibition, some of the works included, how it came about and why the War of 1812 is significant to all Canadians.
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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