LIBR 596: History Education Network (THEN/HiER)

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form here, please cite the project number 2016-76. Please include a resume, cover letter (optional)

Purpose of the project:
  The purpose of this project is to contribute to communication across the gaps dividing the scholarly work of historians, history educators, museum professionals, and archivists. The History Education Network website ( provides a clearinghouse for the dissemination of research outcomes, and findings regarding implications for practice, to the various communities interested in improving the quality of history education in diverse settings. The Network has recently come to the end of its SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Clusters Grant ($2.1 million) and the work of this student will contribute extensively to sustaining the Network during this interim period before additional grant funds can be secured. Skill in using html would be an asset.
Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
  The student will research articles, books, conference proceedings, and theses and dissertations on the topic of history education in K-12 schools, postsecondary institutions, museums, and other educational sites. The student will locate abstracts of these materials online, or if these are not available, read the materials and write abstracts. These abstracts will be posted on The History Education website. The student will create blogposts on timely topics of interest to history educators, archivists, museum professionals, and historians (e.g., representation in The Story of Us, cultural appropriation, critical analysis of a museum exhibit). The student will create links to primary sources and instructional resources relevant to Canadian history, museum, or archival studies.
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
  As a result of this project, The History Education Network website will be enriched and expanded, so that it is even more timely and useful to history educators and others than it is at present.
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
  • Summer Session, Term 2 (July – August)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
  April, 2018
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
  One of LIBR 506, 507, or 508.

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