Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

I’m sure I’ve seen that before, but worth repeating.

The Importance of Not Being Earnest
A panel discussion (audio mp3) from the LSE on what’s philosophically interesting about comedy. Both have a lot in common: showing up the ordinary as odd, critiquing the status quo, hecklers… But can humour be a source of knowledge?

Group-think: what it is and how to avoid it
Genealogical, family history, library and archive organizations aren’t exempt.

Royal archives that we pay for but aren’t allowed to read: a brief history
The examples are for Australia and the UK, but undoubtedly relevant for Canada.

TheGenealogist now has Image Archive pictures pinned to maps
See the video explanation and example at adds The Evening Standard and The Independent

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Celia Lewis, Douglas Wallace, Jo Stanbridge, Judith H., Michael Harrison, Robert Halfyard, Roger Thomas, Unknown.

One Reply to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. “The Royal Archives that we pay for … ” makes for fascinating reading and does indeed make one think of what is being hidden here in Canada at LAC. The mind reels just thinking of the residential school crises, to current concerns regarding storage of PPE, cancellation of long form census for years, WE scandal, etc.

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