Our Guest Bloggers


Kate MacEwen

Kate MacEwen is a History MA candidate researching transnational feminism at Queen’s University. Back home in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Kate worked in the heritage sector as both a Summer Curator at the School Days Museum and an Assistant Archivist at the Provincial Archives. A museum buff and Heritage Minute enthusiast, she is always eager to learn more about the past.


Emma Wyse is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Queen’s University. Her research focusses on child migration in the 1940s from Britain to the Dominion countries. She is passionate about local historic sites and the importance of getting community members engaged in history. In her free time Emma likes cooking, crafting, and hiking around the 1000 Islands.

Emma Wyse
Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton is a graduate student at Queen’s University. She is currently completing a Master of Arts in Victorian British history and will be starting a PhD in September. Her research focuses on Queen Victoria’s stalkers and would-be assassins. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Prince Edward Island, and is proud to be from Belfast, PEI.


Patricia Roussel (she/her) is a third-year History and Religious Studies student at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. Patricia feels very fortunate to study history in Kingston with its vibrate past remembered and celebrated in its many museums and galleries. Throughout her years in Kingston, Patricia has worked in heritage presentation at Bellevue House National Historic Site, interned as a programming and communications student at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston, and worked for Parks Canada’s Youth Outreach team. Her passion for learning and sharing history lies in engaging the public with different perspectives of the past to showcase how it links to the present and future.

Patricia Roussel

Dillon Chicoski

Dillon is a History Major at Queen’s University. Academically he is interested in historiography and the development of military theory. He has lived in the Kingston area for much of his life and has always been interested in the many historical experiences Kingston has to offer.


Michaela Cardo is a Ph.D. student at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. Her current work focuses on the history of gift exchange and female friendship in nineteenth century Britain. She runs @historyunlaced on Instagram, an account dedicated to sharing her own research and dress history in a global context.

Michaela Cardo