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Arts & Culture

Historian in Residence

Chat about Calgary's past.

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 through individual consultations, and curate an exhibit at Central Library.

Presented in partnership with Heritage Calgary.

Explore a Literary Map of Calgary

For over two centuries, writers have lived, gathered, and spent time in Calgary. Scores of novelists, poets, and essayists have captured the city’s historic and contemporary landmarks in words. This digital exhibit reveals the extensive and surprising dimensions of Calgary’s literary landscape. Shaun Hunter, author of Calgary through the Eyes of Writers, created this map while serving as the 2020 Historian in Residence for Calgary Public Library and Heritage Calgary.

Explore Calgary's literary map

Watch Shaun Hunter's presentation of her Literary Map of Calgary

The 2020 Historian in Residence guides us through Calgary history and shows what she discovered through her research creating A Literary Map of Calgary. This video is great for all those interested in local history and especially good for students in Grade 5.

Watch the video