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Arts & Culture

Historian in Residence

The 2021 Historian in Residence was C.W. (Cory) Gross.

Chat about Calgary's past.

The Historian in Residence is a six-month paid residency that supports individual researchers working in any genre related to the social, cultural and built history of Calgary, Treaty 7 and Métis Region 3.

They deliver free programs and act as a mentor to historians, writers, and researchers through individual consultations, and curate an exhibit at Central Library.

Presented in partnership with Heritage Calgary.

Book Selections from former Historian in Residence, C.W. Gross

Southern Alberta is one of the most beautiful, sublime, and awe-inspiring places on Earth. From Indigenous peoples to pioneering settlers to recent immigrants to tourists saving an entire lifetime for a single visit, how we relate to this landscape is one of the defining features of our culture. The following books, recommended by 2021 Historian in Residence C.W. Gross, share the fascinating stories of Alberta’s rocks, fossils, landscapes, wildlife, and how they have shaped who we are.

See the list.

Booklist General