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Congratulations to our director, Ian McKay, and Jamie Swift. Their book – The Vimy Trap, or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War – was nominated for this year’s John A. MacDonald Prize!

Please join us on March 23 for our next Canada@150 speaker. Dawn Martin-Hill, the Paul R McPherson Chair in Indigenous Studies at McMaster University, will present a paper titled “The Scream: Decolonizing the Colonizer.”

Our new blog post is here! James Hill (PhD/College of William & Mary and professor of history/University of the Bahamas) produced an intriguing article about a Creek and Cherokee mission to Quebec City titled: “A Curious Connection: Continental and Atlantic Histories in a Creek and Cherokee Voyage to Quebec.”  

Au-delà des frontières: La nouvelle histoire du Canada/Beyond Borders: The New Canadian History is the name of the new Wilson Institute for Canadian History’s blog. It is a title that we believe best represents our mandate and our new director’s vision.

Ian McKay, Oleksa Drachewych, and Maxime Dagenais invite you to submit your proposals for our next Wilson Institute Workshop. Check out our call for papers for more information! / Ian McKay, Oleksa Drachewych, and Maxime Dagenais, vous invitent à soumettre vos propositions pour le prochain atelier de l’Institut Wilson. Consultez l’appel à communications ci-joint pour plus d’informations!

Since I last posted with Borealia – a post titled “The ‘Canadian Revolution,’ the Early American Republic, and … Slavery?” – my SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies ended and I took up a new position as the research coordinator for the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University …

Maxime Dagenais is the Research Coordinator at the Wilson Institute and was, until recently, a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

In the next month, we will introduce you to the 2016-2017 cast of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History. Today, we start with our dear and beloved leader, Ian McKay.

We’re pleased to feature this interview with Dr. Ian McKay, the director of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and Dr. Maxime Dagenais, research coordinator at the Wilson Institute.