The Historian in Residence is a six-month paid residency that supports individual researchers working in any genre related to the social, cultural and built history of Calgary, Treaty 7 and Métis Region 3.
They deliver free programs and act as a mentor to historians, writers, and researchers, advising on research during individual consultations, and curate an exhibit at Central Library.
Presented in partnership with Heritage Calgary.
The Historian in Residence is happy to meet with anyone who has questions about local and national history, genealogy, and the intersection between history and other disciplines. The next Historian in Residence will be announced in 2020.
Between July and December of 2019, Jessie Ray Short was the Historian in Residence at the Central Library. During her time in residence, Jessie researched the links between Métis history and her family. In Jessie and Matt talk sash (weaving), she continues this vein of exploring personal and cultural interconnections with her friend and sash weaving teacher, Matt Hiltermann, as they meet and discuss the historical context and contemporary developments of in the art of Métis sash weaving. Presented in partnership with Heritage Calgary.
Watch the video online, or stop by Central Library during the month of January to see it playing in the Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall (subject to other bookings in the performance hall).