public history

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HIS498Y5 is an internship course for advanced undergraduate History specialists, majors and minors at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. The course offers students with research abilities an opportunity to apply them in work settings outside the university such as museums, historical societies and public archives. This is a chance to develop skills, contribute to the historical record, and make contact with public institutions and professionals outside the university. The internship course is taught by Prof. Elspeth Brown.


Why Heritage Preservation Is Way More Important Than You Thought


By Kristina Djogovic-Morgan, posted 25 October 2015

For the City of Mississauga, “Leading Today for Tomorrow” starts with remembering what happened yesterday…and for a few very good reasons!

Upon first hearing the phrase, heritage preservation may sound more like the study of the chemicals used to keep the collection of canned soup at Grandma’s in an edible state, or at least a boring course you dodged in university. As it turns out, however, the planned preservation of our historical and cultural resources is actually hugely important for urban planners and residents alike.

Here are the top 5 reasons why the City of Mississauga continues to work with its residents to preserve our local heritage:

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