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Judy Larmour

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Biography

Judy was an Athabasca University tutor, and seminar instructor at Blue Quills First Nations College, St. Paul, for two Canadian History courses from 1989-1994. She taught heritage related courses through the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta in the 1990s. Since 2008, she has been with AU’s Heritage Resources Management Program, as course author and instructor/tutor for Heritage Research courses Herm 512 and Herm 312. She is also the instructor for Herm 542, Planning for Historic Places.

Judy has worked as a heritage consultant in Alberta for over thirty years. She produces a broad spectrum of historic research reports, storylines, interpretive plans, feasibility studies, and management plans. Her clients include the Royal Alberta Museum, Canada Museum of Science and Technology, and Parks Canada. Her enthusiasm for the built environment is reflected in her extensive research on grain elevators, walking and driving tours, heritage building documentation, research and evaluation for provincial and municipal designation programs, and for restoration projects. Judy’s research interests focus on agricultural, industrial and architectural history, and material culture. Judy includes oral history interviews in her research work, as well as facilitating workshops and undertaking specific oral history projects on a range of topics for museums and interpretive sites.

Publications

How to do Oral History,  Heritage Notes, Alberta Historical Resources Foundation & Alberta Culture (1994), Reprint 1999. Updated revised edition, 2015.

Blogs for RETROactive, Alberta’s Historic Places Stewardship Section, Alberta Culture, 2014.

Laying Down the Lines: A History of Land Surveying in Alberta. Calgary: Brindle & Glass, 2005.

With Henry Saley, Stop the Car ! Discovering Central Alberta. Calgary : Blue Couch Books, 2004.


Updated February 10 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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