Seeing as this blog will be musings, research and findings from the desk of a history M.A. student, I thought it appropriate to introduce the student behind said desk. First, my name is Gabrielle. In April I graduated with an Honors B.A. from Trent University, majoring in history. While there, my interests in the Soviet Union during World War II and Toronto’s 1960s music scene flourished. Now I am embarking on a new, 12-month journey through the Masters of Public History program at Western University.
Over the past three summers, my fascination with public history has grown as I worked at Annandale National Historic Site in Tillsonburg, Ontario. As a summer curatorial assistant, tourism assistant and summer camp coordinator, I learned the process of curating exhibits, working with the public and through the Living Memories Project, how to conduct and transcribe interviews.
I will be leaving a number of posts on this blog over the following semester for my Digital History course and I do hope that my readers find it thought-provoking. Please feel free to leave comments and questions at any time.
Thank you for reading!