Archive for July 2013
“The [Canadian Museum of Civilization]’s 1990 mandate grandly directed it to “increase, throughout Canada and internationally, interest in, knowledge and critical understanding of and appreciation and respect for human cultural achievements and human behaviour.” [James] Moore’s new law changes that purpose to enhancing “Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of events, experiences, people and objects that reﬂect and have shaped Canada’s history and identity, and also to enhance their awareness of world history and cultures.” Among other complaints, Marshall red-ﬂags the dropping of “critical understanding” as a signal that the job is now to popularize history, rather than probe the past.”
It’s time to plan the upcoming semester of the Edmonton Free School‘s History of Punk class! If you’re interested in participating, please share what you’re interested in learning about in the comment section. That way, we can add it to the “curriculum!” You can also weigh in on the hard-hitting polls below. Once we get some ideas going, we’ll sets some dates and start the term!