Lauren Markewicz is a public historian who lives and works in the depths of Alberta, Canada. She is a graduate of Carleton University’s Master of Public History program and specializes in Canadian history. Lauren has worked in the fields of education and interpretation for nearly a decade, at historic sites, national parks, schools, and universities.
She is currently working in the wilds of Elk Island National Park, where she regularly blurs the lines between “national park” and “historic site.” When she’s not making visitors passionate about the history of bison, she teaches children and adults essential woodland survival skills, fun facts about wildlife, and how to find bison. Lauren is regularly caught in “bison jams” instead of traffic jams on her way to work.
Lauren worked as a costumed historical interpreter at Fort Edmonton Park for four years, and enjoys learning and teaching history by living it.
Lauren has worked as a contributing author, a historical consultant, or as a research assistant for numerous public history projects. If you would like to employ her for your own research project, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Author of “Like Distant Thunder: Canada’s National Bison Story”, a Parks Canada internal publication that informs national park staff who work with bison across the country on the long history of this species.
- Historical consultant for Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard’s historical novel The Beauty Doctor.
- Historical consultant for author Erin Kinsella’s current novel writing project centered around female pirates in the eighteenth century.
- Contributing blogger to the Edmonton City as Museum Project:
- Research assistant for Hugh Sebag-Montefiore’s Somme: Into the Breach.