Will KnightI am PhD candidate in Canadian history at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. I am currently writing a dissertation entitled “Modeling Canada’s Aquatic Nature: the Dominion Fisheries Museum and fisheries exhibits 1883-1955.” This project examines the conceptual and material modeling of fish and other marine animals in Ottawa’s fisheries museum. My primary fields of research are museums, fisheries, and natural history in North America in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Publications“Samuel Wilmot, Fish Culture, and Recreational Fisheries in late 19th century Ontario.” Scientia Canadensis: Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, 30, 1 (2007) 75-90. Download the article in PDF from Erudit here.
Talks | Guest Posts
The Dominion Fisheries Museum in Ottawa: Lost and Found. This is a podcast of a talk I gave at the Ottawa Public Library, part of a four-lecture series entitled “Discovering Ottawa’s Environmental History.” This podcast was recorded by the Ottawa Public Library on February 16, 2011.
This is a blog post I contributed to Wise Monkeys, a Vancouver-based food blog, on the semiotics of tinned fish labels… The Landscapes of Canned Fish
- RT @kgreer18: Part 2 of our graduate field trip to Dokis First Nation: at the museum learning about Dokis connections to the War of 1812 (G… 4 days ago
- RT @kgreer18: Part 1 of graduate field trip to Dokis First Nation on the French River: history of Dokis and traditional Anishinaabe teachin… 4 days ago
- RT @DollyJorgensen: A little less than two weeks to apply for a paid PhD study in Environmental Humanities with my large research project o… 5 days ago
- RT @SafeWingsOtt: Please watch for injured or dead birds on the sidewalk, especially at this time of year when they are on the move. If you… 5 days ago
- RT @warde_paul: Agricultural History Review: always looking for top quality submissions on economic, social and environmental history wheth… 6 days ago
Category Archives: natural history museums
After my presentation at the ASEH annual conference in Madison I was posed an interesting question: how can natural history museums continue to exhibit habitat dioramas as if they were unproblematic displays? The questioner’s implicit assumption—and one that I agree … Continue reading