History (mostly Canadian), a little politics (ditto), and the Tour de France in July
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Paul Litt on cultural cuts
The library and archival community is up in arms about the recent cuts to its funding by the federal government. Support is coming in from a variety of people and places including this article by a former professor of mine, Paul Litt, at Carleton University. I appreciate his point about the government's cuts to cultural and research institutions while funding massive military history campaigns.
You can keep up with the various campaigns and movements within the library/archival community protesting these cuts by subscribing to these list-servs: Arcan-L or the listserv of the Archival Association of Ontario.
I'm seeking volunteer historians to help improve the state of history book reviewing in Canada by contributing book notes or longer reviews of recent Canadian histories. See details here and get in touch.