Historian in Residence

About the Historian in Residence program

Central Library’s new Historian in Residence program is a three-month, paid community engagement residency that supports individual historians and researchers working in any genre related to the social, cultural and built history of Calgary, Treaty 7 and Métis Region 3.

The resident is invited to work in a bright, designated office space on the fourth floor of Central Library in our Calgary’s Story collection and engage with the public through programs such as open office hours, interactive workshops, and lectures.

They are invited to curate an exhibit at Central Library which will be displayed each May and are selected in partnership with Calgary Heritage Authority. The Historian in Residence is one of three at the Library: Author, Artist, and Historian.