Bio: Carly Adams is a Board of Governors Research Chair and Professor of Sport History in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge. She is also a founding and active member of the Centre for Oral History and Tradition. Carly grew up in a lovely small town in Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron. She earned her PhD in 2007 from Western University in London, Ontario. As a social historian and an advocate for oral history, Carly explores community, resiliency and gender in her research, with a focus on sport, recreation, and leisure experiences. She is author of Queen's of the Ice, a book about the Preston Rivulettes women's hockey team from the 1930s, the editor of a textbook, Sport and Recreation in Canadian History and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of Sport History both forthcoming in 2020. In 2017, she teamed up with Dr. Darren Aoki at the University of Plymouth, UK and several community partners (including Galt Museum, the Nikka Yuko Japanese Canadian Garden and the Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge and Area) to launch the Nikkei Memory Capture Project, a long-term community-based oral history project to spur the narration of the history of Japanese Canadians in the second half of the twentieth century. In the Spring of 2019, Carly and Darren were the recipients of a five-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant to continue this research. They are also working on a book project titled Nisei: Memories of Striving and Legacies of Resilience. Carly also serves on the Canada Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Members Selection Committee and she is the editor of Sport History Review.
Original Talk (recorded in front of a live audience Jan 23 '20)
"Hey, why don't we have a bonspiel?" Oral Histories, Sport, and (re)Imagining Community
5 Questions with Dr. Carly Adams (recorded summer 2020)
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