Daniel Francis

Reading the National Narrative

Podcast on History

Sep 19, 2013

The folks at ActiveHistory.ca have posted a podcast of a roundtable that took place in Victoria back in June. The Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian Political Science Association brought together a dozen academics from both disciplines to discuss "History Under Harper", i.e. the present government's attempts to manipulate what one participant called "the new symbolics of Canada."

I'm probably not spoiling anything by telling you that the professors wish the prime minister would keep his hands off our history. But there are many other intriguing ideas shared.