Welcome to my web-space! I have created this site as a way to draw together the projects on which I have been working as well as share with you some of the ideas I have had over the years. Above you can find the full text of my masters thesis on depictions of Aboriginal people in the writing Samuel de Champlain and John Smith, the abstract to my PhD dissertation on Aboriginal experiences of the conquest of Acadia and Canada, as well as links to some of my other writing.
I am a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth College. My research focuses on Aboriginal engagement with colleges and universities at the end of the eighteenth century in the St. Lawrence Valley and Great Lakes. You can read a description of my current research project here. I am also one of the founding editors of ActiveHistory.ca. This internet-based project aims to make academic history more accessible to broader audiences. Once a month I contribute a blog post on Active History. Click here to read some of my recent posts.
These projects reflect my broader interest in the social and cultural dynamics of community, native-newcomer relations, and connections between geography, environment and community.
Outside of these professional interests I have been deeply influenced by Jean Vanier and L’Arche. I am also an avid canoeist and sailor and have a developing interest in repairing canoes and sailboats.
If you have any questions or comments about anything you see on this site please contact me at tspeace[at]gmail[point]com.