Representations of Black Service Members in Canada’s Official First World War Photography Collection

by Carla-Jean Stokes  In early 2019, I planned to post a Twitter thread on photographs of Black soldiers in the Canadian official First World War collection. I don’t really remember what I expected to find, but the search was a fairly quick one—I could only find two photographs described as having Black sitters. Months later, … Continue reading Representations of Black Service Members in Canada’s Official First World War Photography Collection

Women playing Rugby?! The Success Story of Newport, 1917

by Lydia Furse Traditionally, rugby union is considered a man’s sport. Yet women’s rugby has been one of the fastest growing sports over the past 25 years, and World Rugby estimates 2.7 million women and girls are playing globally. While women’s rugby as we know it today emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s, … Continue reading Women playing Rugby?! The Success Story of Newport, 1917