Ontario Historical Society Podcast Series – In Hindsight: Half a Century of Research Discoveries in Canadian History!

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Announcing a New OHS Podcast:
Dr. Donald B. Smith’s
“In Hindsight: Half a Century of Research Discoveries in Canadian History”
A new year brings a much anticipated new venture, and a landmark for The Ontario Historical Society (OHS). The OHS is excited to announce the launch of our partnership with one of Canada’s most renowned historians, Dr. Donald B. Smith, to bring you our first in-house produced 20-episode podcast series, In Hindsight: Half a Century of Research Discoveries in Canadian History
A long-time OHS member, Dr. Donald B. Smith is a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Calgary who has focused his career on the history of Indigenous Canada, Quebec, and the history of Calgary and Southern Alberta. Dr. Smith’s first academic article, “Grey Owl,” was published in the OHS’s Ontario History journal in 1971. In Hindsight is a weekly series (following the model of old-fashioned radio) through June 2023 on different personalities in 19th and 20th century Canadian history. Please enjoy the introduction (4 mins), presented by Chief Dave Mowat of Alderville First Nation, Second Vice President of the OHS. The tone will be relaxed, with an abundance of anecdotes. Canadians of the past were prisoners of their cultural values just as their latter-day judges are of today’s beliefs. In each episode Dr. Smith will try to understand, and to help the listener understand, the individual in the context of their own times.

In addition to the informal talks, substantial written summaries of each episode will be provided, exclusively on the OHS website, including a short bibliography and/or the “back story” as to how the “discovery” was made, a terrific resource for students and those interested in learning more.
In Hindsight recordings and episode summaries may be found on the OHS website at: https://ontariohistoricalsociety.ca/podcasts/in-hindsight/
You may subscribe to the podcast at: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcheriHeartRadio, etc. Closed captioned videos of each episode are available on:YouTube
Please help us by sharing these links with family, friends, colleagues, and anyone interested in learning about these important stories in Canadian history, from a master storyteller.
Email: inhindsight@ontariohistoricalsociety.ca