Proposal Title

SESSION 2 [Panel]: The BC History Textbook Sprint

Presentation Type

Panel, roundtable, or workshop

Location

IB 1020

Start Date

4-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

4-5-2019 10:30 AM

Disciplines

Canadian History

Abstract

It has been nearly thirty years since an entirely new scholarly history of British Columbia appeared. It seems timely to undertake a new survey textbook project, one that is built on collaboration, the assembly of diverse voices, and the exploitation of open textbook (OER) opportunities. In the same week that BC Studies convenes at TRU, a dozen BC historians drawn from institutions across the province and beyond will undertake a ‘textbook sprint’ – a combination of debate, dialogue, and woodshedding. The proposed panel will include sprint participants. They will describe the project and give attendees an opportunity to articulate what they would want to see in a post-millennial history of the region. Panel members have yet to be determined but will likely include John Belshaw (TRU), Norm Fennema (TRU), Sarah Nickel (Saskatchewan), and Eryk Martin (Kwantlen). Other participants are TBD.

Description

It has been nearly thirty years since an entirely new scholarly history of British Columbia appeared. It seems timely to undertake a new survey textbook project, one that is built on collaboration, the assembly of diverse voices, and the exploitation of open textbook (OER) opportunities.

In the same week that BC Studies convenes at TRU, a dozen BC historians drawn from institutions across the province and beyond will undertake a ‘textbook sprint’ – a combination of debate, dialogue, and woodshedding.

The proposed panel will include sprint participants. They will describe the project and give attendees an opportunity to articulate what they would want to see in a post-millennial history of the region. Panel members have yet to be determined but will likely include John Belshaw (TRU), Norm Fennema (TRU), Sarah Nickel (Saskatchewan), and Eryk Martin (Kwantlen). Other participants are TBD.

Comments

This project is just now confirming participants. As we wrestle with everyone's calendars we cannot yet tell if we will hold the sprint before or after the conference. Either way, much work -- and much blogging on the topic -- will be done beforehand. I'm including my own CV but cannot as yet commit others to doing the same.

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May 4th, 9:00 AM May 4th, 10:30 AM

SESSION 2 [Panel]: The BC History Textbook Sprint

IB 1020

It has been nearly thirty years since an entirely new scholarly history of British Columbia appeared. It seems timely to undertake a new survey textbook project, one that is built on collaboration, the assembly of diverse voices, and the exploitation of open textbook (OER) opportunities. In the same week that BC Studies convenes at TRU, a dozen BC historians drawn from institutions across the province and beyond will undertake a ‘textbook sprint’ – a combination of debate, dialogue, and woodshedding. The proposed panel will include sprint participants. They will describe the project and give attendees an opportunity to articulate what they would want to see in a post-millennial history of the region. Panel members have yet to be determined but will likely include John Belshaw (TRU), Norm Fennema (TRU), Sarah Nickel (Saskatchewan), and Eryk Martin (Kwantlen). Other participants are TBD.