Tom Mitchell

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Research Interests

  • Public history
  • Archival practice
  • Canadian History


Since 2012, I have been University Archivist (Emeritus) at Brandon University. In practical terms, I am now an independent researcher, writer, documentary producer with many interests – traditional historical and archival practice included – that tend to converge on public history.

The digital revolution has furnished a new terrain for public history and given a new urgency to the need to come to terms with its epistemological nature and practice. I spend lots of time thinking about that, though the ontological nature of self and narrative on the Assiniboine c.1793 is demanding more attention lately.

-Profile photo courtesy of Street Media (2017)

Additional content created by Tom Mitchell can be found in IRBU in the Tom Mitchell Collection:

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