NCPH Excellence in Consulting Award

The NCPH Excellence in Consulting Award is presented annually to public historians who demonstrate originality, creativity, and intellectual rigour, and who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of public history. Know History is thrilled to announce that our director, Ryan Shackleton, will receive Honourable Mention for this award at the NCPH’s Annual Meeting in April.

With more than 15 years of experience in the field of public history, Ryan’s focus is on bringing an inter-disciplinary and creative approach to research, which has enabled the Know History team to produce exceptional work. Established in 2011, Know History has grown to become one of the leading historical research companies in Canada, with over 35 full-time employees and offices in Ottawa and Calgary. In its short history, the company has completed more than 150 projects across the country for a diverse range of clients, including all levels of government, Indigenous organizations, and museums. Our high rate of repeat clientele is testament to the consistent quality of work Know History delivers.

Although he manages a busy and rapidly-growing business, Ryan has never lost his dedication to the historical community. Ryan sits on national boards, and frequently guest lectures at universities about working in consulting. He acts as a mentor to his staff, encouraging us to pursue extracurricular and professional development opportunities.

The projects that Ryan has spear-headed over the last six years have not only contributed to the public’s understanding of history but have also had a tangible impact on the lives of their intended audiences. The outstanding material that Ryan and the Know History team have created can be seen in museums throughout Canada, and have impacted policy and planning and enabled individuals to celebrate their Aboriginal rights.

Ryan, your team at Know History congratulates you on this admirable achievement. We are proud to work alongside you and look forward to where you will take us in the next decade!




You can see the official NCPH announcement and other award recipients here!