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 M├ętis 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.

Recommended Reads from former Historian in Residence, Shelley McElroy

These titles explore the role of museums and cherished artifacts, and the importance of preserving local history. Perhaps most importantly, they've inspired our 2022 Historian in Residence throughout her residency and beyond.

See the list

Booklist General