Scholarly Journal Articles

“Mayflowers and Sleeping Johnnies: Nature-Study, Local Knowledge, and A. H. MacKay’s Phenological Research in Rural Nova Scotia, 1892–1925.” Scientia Canadensis 42, no. 1 (2020): 29–53. [Read]

“Picturing Rural Education: School Photographs and Contested Reform in Early Twentieth-Century Rural Nova Scotia.” Historical Studies in Education 24, no. 1 (2012): 49–71. [Read]

“The Afterlives of ‘Home Sweet Home,’” visual essay with photographs by Katherine Knight. Visual Communication 10, no. 3 (2011): 257-86. [Read (paywall)]

Public Scholarship

Introduction to Nova Graphica: A Graphic Anthology of Nova Scotia History, ed. Laura Ķeniņš (Conundrum Press, 2020).

“Phenology and Me.” Scientia Canadensis blog, September 2020. [Read]

“a salubrious, saline exhalation: Fog and Health in Colonial Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.” The Otter (NiCHE), August 2020. [Read]
>> part of a series I guest-edit for NiCHE on Canadian coastal histories

“Ode to a Christmas Tree Baler.” The Otter (NiCHE), December 2019. [Read]

“Performing Blindness: A Postcard of the Taylor Concert Company, c1910, and the Canadian History of Disability.” Findings/Trouvaille, Champlain Society, December 2015. [Read]

“Phenology and Local Knowledge in Early Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia.” The Otter (NiCHE), April 8, 2015. [Read]

“Cranberry Capers: Wild Harvesting in Nova Scotia, 1880s and 1950s.” The Otter (NiCHE), December 10, 2014. [Read]

“Sights worth looking at: Agricultural Exhibitions in Nova Scotia.” The Otter (NiCHE), August 20, 2014. [Read]

Other Writing

Review of Claudia Mitchell and April Mandrona, eds., Our Rural Selves: Memory and the Visual in Canadian Childhoods (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019), in Historical Studies in Education (forthcoming).

Review of Peter John Brownlee, The Commerce of Vision: Optical Culture and Perception in Antebellum America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), in Material Culture Review 87 (2019): 54–56. [Read]

Review of Pam Hall, Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge: Excerpts from Chapters I and II (Breakwater Books, 2017), Acadiensis blog, January 10, 2019. [Read]

“Multivocal Montreal: Kaie Kellough’s Accordéon.” Cover story. Montreal Review of Books, March 2017. [Read]

Review of It’s All Happening So Fast: A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment, exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Canadian Architect Magazine, March 2017. [Read]

“Guglielmo Marconi – The Great Networker: Q&A with Author Marc Raboy.” Montreal Review of Books, February 2017. [Read]

Review of Ben Katchor, Cheap Novelties (Drawn & Quarterly, 2016). Montreal Review of Books, November 2016. [Read]

Review of Anne Golden, From the Archives of Vidéo Populaire (Pedlar Press, 2016). Montreal Review of Books, August 2016. [Read]

“Wild, Seabound Coast: Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore.” Atlantic Boating Guide, 2016.

“Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore: A Sailor’s Wilderness.” Atlantic Boating Guide, 2015.

Review of Jonathan Crary, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep (Verso, 2013). Labour/Le travail, no. 75 (Spring 2015): 342–44. [Read]

Review of Constance Classen, The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch (University of Illinois Press, 2012). Histoire sociale/Social History 46, no. 91 (May 2013): 229–31. [Read]

Exhibition essay for Jaynus O’Donnell, Pioneers. The New Gallery, Calgary, AB, 2012.