Teaching

HI 299X: Sports History (Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Winter 2016)

This major survey course examined themes in the development of organized sport in the modern world (1840–1990), with a specific focus on Canada, the United States and Europe. Informed by a selection of historical readings, oral histories, primary documents, and historical film, topics examined how sport has contributed to local, regional, and national identities. Course themes included Indigenous sport history, gender, health, class, race, identity formation, and nation building.

 

HI 346K: Digital Applications (Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Winter 2015)

Digital history is a new and exciting area of inquiry that blends traditional historical methods with the analytical and creative power of computing. In this project-based course, students worked collaboratively as well as independently to study archival documents and produced a 5-minute documentary of the Canadian experience at war in the twentieth century. Example student documentaries produced in this course can be accessed online through YouTube.