Written by team members, board members, and guest authors, these research posts discuss various aspects of the Canadian war diary. These posts consider theoretical concerns, and specific diaries, with each post diving deep into the problematic of the war diary as a form of witnessing, or material artifact, or considering themes of gender, inclusivity, and decolonization.
Discusses the war diaries of Canadian veterinarian Harry Colebourn, whose adoption of a bear cub would inspire A.A. Milne’s novel Winnie the Pooh. By.
Discusses Percy Puley’s journal records of lectures delivered at the Canadian Trench Warfare School in England. By.
Introduces the genre of autograph books which were common among the sisters of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. By.
Discusses the WWI diary writings of teenager Ella Rogers in dialogue with the author’s childhood experiences of the Siege of Sarajevo. By.
Discusses the war diary of Edith Leckie, who followed her brothers to the European theatre and worked in the Canadian Separation Allowance office. By.
Introduces the diary recording the experiences of a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or shell-shock. By.
Discusses the intersecting paths and service of a Canadian and an American nurse in northeastern France. By.
Describes the process of digitizing Norman Allatt's diaries at McMaster University Archives. By.