Anne Dance


ADance HeadshotAnne Dance completed a BA in History with Honours at St. Thomas University in 2007. Anne then continued her studies to complete an MA in History at the University of Victoria where she researched hydroelectric development in BC.
Anne completed a PhD at the University of Stirling where she was a Commonwealth Scholar.  Her research interests have led her to explore the creation, regulation, and remediation of contaminated landscapes in Canada over the past century.  Her other research interests include public access on Parliament Hill, the life and travels of Canadian agricultural writer E. Cora Hind, the Sydney Tar Ponds, and the Athabasca Oil Sands.

Current Research

Anne is currently a ReSDA History postdoctoral fellow at Memorial University. She is currently looking into the historic reclamation policy regime for new and abandoned mines in the Canadian north. Details of this research click here.


Anne presented some of her research at one of the Yukon Government’s Science Community of Practice (SCOPe) sessions in April 2016. The presentation was titled: Ordered Reclamation – Redefining Mine Cleanup in Northern Canada. The presentation was recorded and can be viewed by clicking here

Publication from this work is the Northern Mine Reclamation in Canada: A Primer. 10 Nov. 2015

Contact information

Dr. Anne Dance
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of History
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Twitter: @AnneDance2

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