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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.

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.

Call for Participants: Decolonizing 1867: Stories from the People Deadline for Proposals: 15 October 2016 Indigenous peoples have long been calling attention to the processes and effects of colonialism in the western hemisphere. With movements such as Idle No More, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and Black Lives Matter bringing discourses around colonization to the…

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Join us at the David Barley Center on October 6 (7-8:30pm) for our first visiting speaker to find out! Dr. Matthew Hayday will present a paper titled “Constructing Canadian Identities: how Dominion Day and Canada Day celebrations have shaped our Country.”

Congratulations to the Wilson Institute’s own Dr. Asa McKercher! His book, Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era, which explores Canadian-American relations in the 1960s, was reviewed, and quite well, by Macleans. His book is also available for purchase at Oxford University Press.

Call for Proposals:
Undiplomatic History: Rethinking Canada in the World
Hosted by the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University from 28-29 April 2017, the Undiplomatic History: Rethinking Canada in the World workshop, organized by Asa McKercher and Phil Van Huizen, will showcase the very best of the new work being done in Canadian international history by bringing together previously disparate and new approaches to the field and putting them in conversation with other ways of investigating Canada’s history.