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  • An International Workshop on Post-Orientalism/Un atelier international sur le post-orientalisme

    This workshop seeks to unite scholars from Canada and around the world to critically reflect upon both the origins and travels of Orientalism, as well as their places in various parts of world (including—but not limited to—Canada) and their relations to decolonization.

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  • 2018-2019 Wilson Institute Visiting Speaker Series

    Though we are still finalizing our speakers list, we can confirm our Fall 2018 schedule and most of our Winter 2019 schedule.

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  • Corsini Fellow in Canadian History

    We are happy to announce our very first Corsini Fellow in Canadian History.

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  • New Call for Papers: Realities of Canadian Democracy/Réalités de la démocratie canadienne

    Organised by our two Wilson Assistant Professors, Julien Mauduit and Jennifer Tunnicliffe, this next workshop seeks to understand Canadian democracy: how, when and even if Canada can be considered a ‘democracy.’ This workshop will take place on 2-3 May 2019.

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  • Wilson Associates

    Today is a big day for the institute as we finally unveil the list of 37 scholars that were named Wilson Associates for 2017-2020.

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The Wilson Institute for Canadian History

Repenser le Canada dans le monde

Il est temps de repenser le Canada.

Et il est temps de repenser l’histoire du Canada; plusieurs de nos vieux récits, vieux héros, vieilles interprétations, ainsi que nos anciennes catégories et questions ne suffisent plus dans un monde en mutation rapide.

Les Canadiens pourront seulement s’engager intelligemment dans le monde du XXIe siècle – avec son système économique mondialisé, ses catastrophes climatiques globales, son anxiété sociale, et ses nombreuses guerres imminentes – par une compréhension complète et critique du passé de leur pays.

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Rethinking Canada in the World

It is time to re-think Canada.

And it is time to rethink Canadian history, for many of our old narratives, old heroes, old understandings, old categories and old questions no longer suffice in a fast-changing world.

Canadians can only engage intelligently with their twenty-first century world – with its globalized economic system, all-encompassing climate catastrophe, staggering social inequities, and many looming wars – with a full, critical grasp of their country’s past.

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The Wilson Institute for Canadian History and the L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History are supported by a generous donation from the Chancellor, L.R. Red Wilson, and McMaster University.

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