22 March 2007

Private Peterson makes The Globe and Mail

A really cool thing happened today. A story on how Private Herbert Peterson, 49th Battalion, CEF, was identified using historical and scientific research, and the family's preparations for his upcoming interment was written by Katherine Harding in today's The Globe and Mail. I was interviewed for this yesterday, and there's a quote from me in the piece. Personally very cool also, just a lot less important than coverage of Peterson's story.

Changing gears, I recently ran across (I don't remember how) a new historical journal that looks quite interesting. It's the Journal of Historical Biography, a brand new periodical intended to be "published twice annually, in Spring and Autumn, by the University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV), Abbotsford, British Columbia". The journal's description notes that it "publishes original, peer-reviewed scholarly articles on all aspects of historical biography. This includes biographical portraits of individuals of any nation, and theoretical, methodological or philosophical pieces that reflect on the larger issues associated with writing biography or autobiography. Articles may be published in English or French. In addition, the JHB publishes book reviews of works of historical biography." The first issue contains a very comprehensive article by P. Whitney Lackenbauer, "'A Hell of a Warrior': Remembering Sergeant Thomas George Prince".

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