About

shawnwide.jpg Hello. As the sidebar blurb to the left mentions , I am a doctoral candidate with the History Department at McMaster University in Hamilton. Academically, my research interests revolve about nineteenth century Canadian economic, business and social history. You can find out more about this research under the research tab above which will take you to the research section of this blog. In a nutshell, my current dissertation research explores the role of drink and those who served it in late 19thC Ontario. I am currently looking at the role of those who enforced the licensing rules in the liquor trade.
More broadly I explore the adaptation of technology and information visualisation to the pedagogical process. This has found use in analyzing, interpreting and presenting my academic research. If you do a quick search on visualization for example, you will find a number of blog articles.

Professionally, I was lucky to be a participant in the dotcom boom as jack-of-all trades in co-founded development ventures. Prior to that I was a self-employed journeyman involved in all aspects of information architecture. I have some history in technology and my main joy in life is catalyzing technology to explore history.

OK. So those well chosen words sound sweet. So what’s the reality…If you would like the formal recitation of facts and figures, choose the Curriculum Vitae link to the right. You can also always get in touch with me by commenting on any of the blog postings here, using the convenient contact form on the right sidebar, or via email at shawn (at) shawnday (dot) com.

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