Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This month in Canada's History

The April-May issue of Canada's History formerly The Beaver is now on the mag racks and in subscriber mailboxes.

Ken McGoogan on northern history, Tina Loo on history and the Postash controversy....  My column considers the meaning for history of the "History Wars" series running at the Royal Ontario Museum this winter and spring.  
The ROM, indeed, has always offered lively and accessible lectures and performances by first-rate speakers and experts on everything from ancient civilizations to early 20th century couture. But when the subject is the history of Canada, the ROM, one of Canada’s leading research museums, seems to veer unerringly from seriousness and sophistication to tabloid sensation.
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