Hello!  I am the Historian, and welcome to An Historian About Town! I started this blog in January 2015 after completing my MA in Early Irish History at University College Dublin and moving back to Winnipeg; I wanted to create a space for those of us who have finished our education (for now?) and are just starting out in life. I don’t have all of the answers but I hope I can help you make your own history!

Things you will encounter here…
Style– Wholly versed in fashion and barely versed in beauty, Style File Friday is the home of my styling and shopping tips, favourite items and products, sustainable options, style icons, and more!
Ballet and Arts– Trained in classical ballet for all of my life, you can find reviews of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet productions (as well as ballet books, documentaries, and events), local and far flung museum and historical site visits, as well as cultural festivals and events!
Travel– While living in Dublin for a year, I caught the travel bug- you can find my memories and recommendations from all of the places that I have visited!
Books– I typically read 60+ books a year, and am happy to share recommendations- anything from history to fiction to biography to humour will pop up, as well as my monthly Book and Beverage post!
DIY– I’m a dedicated baker, and I’m pretty handy at making things. Make It Monday (not every week) is the home of recipes and DIYs I’ve tried out!
Life– The whole point of this- all of the “other” stuff that seems to fill our time, including Weekend with a Westie on Saturdays (featuring @AgnestheLittleWestie), career advice and tips, entertainment recommendations, and anything else that strikes my fancy!

If you are interested in writing a guest post on one of my regular topics, please send an email to anhistorianabouttown@gmail.com to discuss and include a link to your favourite blog post of your own and what you would propose! 

If you are a brand or company interested in working with me, please send an email to anhistorianabouttown@gmail.com including the specifics of the proposed post/campaign and why you feel that An Historian About Town would be a good fit for your brand and product!

I currently do not receive any monetary compensation for this blog; any links are simply to the product itself (or a close item) if you are interested in it for yourself! It will be clearly marked if affiliate links or sponsored items are included in the future. If you would like to use one of my photographs or any of my writing, please contact me to discuss.

Any other comments or questions can be sent to anhistorianabouttown@gmail.com! And you can find me on the internet at:

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Until tomorrow,
The Historian

41 thoughts on “About

  1. jacquesdogblog February 6, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Thanks for stopping by & following our blog! You sound like quite an interesting person!! And the fact that you like Westies… well, that makes you just that much cooler! 🙂 We look forward to swapping stories and adventures with you!

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  2. marianbeaman February 8, 2015 / 1:51 am

    Medieval literature is the area of Brit Lit that I most enjoyed teaching, particularly Chaucer – fascinating! Like you I am a reading fiend too, and like coming up with new recipes, but not necessarily baking. Thanks for following my blog today.

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    • anhistorianabouttown February 8, 2015 / 7:33 am

      Chaucer is quite a bit of fun! I had the chance to take an upper level course on Chaucer, we were able to get through about 90% of his works- just fascinating!

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  3. Luke April 30, 2015 / 11:45 am

    I stumbled across your website by accident. It’s great!
    I am an Australian guy living in London, but last year I published a detailed study on the links between the Church and the learned class (aos dana) in late medieval Gaelic Ireland. If you are interested in it you can check it out at http://www.amazon.co.uk under my name Luke McInerney. The book is called ‘Clerical and Learned Lineages of medieval Co Clare’.
    Slan is beannacht leat,

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    • anhistorianabouttown May 8, 2015 / 8:11 am

      Thanks for the visit! I will certainly share with the other historians of the period that I know!!


  4. Beansie September 1, 2015 / 10:45 am

    A medieval historian in the prairies and a westie owner? A girl after my own heart! I grew up in Alberta with a westie 🙂

    Thanks for the comments on my brand new lil blog – I’ll definitely read some of your older posts when I’m not at work!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anhistorianabouttown September 1, 2015 / 11:03 am

      Alas, Daisy is not mine 😦 She belongs to my boyfriend! I have been looking at Westie breeders, in Manitoba and Alberta, though!! 😀 Let me know if you have any recommendations!!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. kristen nikole October 9, 2015 / 11:41 am

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog & following! I’m glad I’m not the only person stuck in the Prairies…I would MUCH rather be living in Ireland. That’s so cool you studied there! I have wanted to go for years.


  6. Charlotte Graham January 30, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    I am happy to have found your blog! I initially clicked on it from the WordPress Community Pool because I was intrigued by the blog name. Now that I see you blog about a lot of my passions, I’m happy to follow and look forward to seeing more of your content. I really enjoy blogs that, like mine, are a potpourri of topics, like fashion and reading and travelling.

    Happy blogging!
    Charlotte x


    • anhistorianabouttown January 30, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Oh, wow, thank you very much!! I’m looking forward to following yours, as well! I do enjoy “niche” blogs, but my life is pretty varied, so I like the same from the blogs I read! I am having quite a bit of fun reading through your blog 🙂 Thank you, again!!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Little Miss Traveller March 5, 2016 / 8:14 am

    Just been reading your bio and notice we are both Westie lovers! They are without doubt the best breed in the world. Our Westie was adorable and called Katie but she passed away awhile back now and as we travel such a lot we haven’t had an opportunity to add another one to our family but I can’t resist stopping to stroke any Westies I come across!


    • anhistorianabouttown March 5, 2016 / 8:55 am

      They are so precious- so much westitude in one tiny, soft body!! I can’t get my own right now, but I love my boyfriend’s Daisy more than anything 🙂

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    • anhistorianabouttown May 14, 2016 / 9:33 am

      I’ve just seen this- thank you, so much!!!! I will get on this straight away 🙂 You are entiiiiirely lovely 🙂


  8. gmc June 14, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Thanks for the follow. Your blog is so unique – where in Ireland did you study your MA?
    Ger x


    • anhistorianabouttown June 14, 2016 / 11:41 am

      Oh, thank you!!! I did my MA at University College Dublin! I’m so jealous, I would love to live in Gal way. I only spent a few days there, but I’m very much hoping to head back there again. Also, very small world- one of my best friends is studying accounting at Maynooth! I’m excited for your next post 🙂


  9. shannonlburton10 July 22, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Your blog is lovely, I’m so glad I’ve found it! I think it’s fascinating that you’re a medieval historian, and I can’t wait to check out some more of your posts. 🙂


    • anhistorianabouttown July 22, 2016 / 10:54 pm

      Aww, I’m so glad that you are enjoying it!! Us medieval historians aren’t that common on the ground but I like to think that we are at least a little interesting ☺ I’m excited to read through your blog, you cover such a wide array of books!!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. fromdreamtoplan August 10, 2016 / 7:06 am

    Hi! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Looking forward to following you 🙂

    Lisa | http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/

    Liked by 1 person

      • fromdreamtoplan August 17, 2016 / 9:09 am

        My pleasure! Oh thank you, so nice of you 🙂


  11. bbcavendish August 15, 2016 / 3:11 am

    Thanks so much for reading my blog and including me here. It was lovely news to wake up to today.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Mel & Suan October 6, 2016 / 2:32 am

    Hello UCD Alumni, I got my MSc there too! We too love history though we did not take that on for a career. We still read a lot and medieval history is definitely one part of the timeline we love to read about!


    • anhistorianabouttown October 6, 2016 / 9:00 am

      Small world- I love meeting other UCD alumni!! While I wouldn’t trade my MA for the world, perhaps an MSc would be more useful… Lovely to have you here!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mel & Suan October 7, 2016 / 1:12 am

        Well it depends on your passion. I think UCD brings that out in us


  13. Jade M. Wong October 24, 2016 / 11:50 am

    I love your tagline, by the way. You have a great writing voice too! Looking forward to exploring your blog a little bit 🙂


  14. Parul Thakur June 3, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Good to know you and looks like you have an interesting blog. I will see you around 🙂
    One question – why “an historian” and not “a historian” ? 🙂


  15. arv! September 14, 2017 / 6:30 am

    Historian? well, that sounds interesting! I too write about history and heritage of my town. will check out your blog 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. 16eparis June 6, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    Just wanted to drop a note…I noticed the part where you wrote/said: “if you wish to use any of my pictures, write me and lets talk” or something close to this…. – well, i just wanted to give you a heads up…..whatever pics you may have here on yr blog, will be in the ‘image section of google’ for the entire world to use for any and all reasons……so, i just thought I’d let you be aware of that……nice blog you have


    • anhistorianabouttown June 9, 2018 / 8:20 am

      Thank you for letting me know! I do know that unfortunately, there’s not much I can do to avoid it, but I’ve been looking into a few companies who will look to see where your images are and who has used them. Thank you for stopping by 🙂


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