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Congratulations to the Wilson Institute’s own Asa McKercher! His book – Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era – was nominated for the John W. Dafoe Book Prize. This prize is awarded to the best non-fiction book on Canada. Best of luck Asa! You can read more about it here.

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.”

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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