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  • A Workshop in Transnational Feminism/Atelier sur le féminisme transnational

    Hosted by the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History (10-12 May 2018), A Workshop in Transnational Feminism/Atelier sur le féminisme transnational will showcase the very best of the new work being done in the field of transnational feminism.

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  • 2017 Wilson Prize Nominees!

    It’s the time of year again when we reveal the nominees for the Wilson Book Prize and the Viv Nelles Essay Prize. And once again, after months of deliberation, we have come up with a shortlist of three books and three essays that we believe best fit their description.

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  • Voices in the Legal Archives in the French Atlantic

    Sponsored in part by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, Voices in the Legal Archives in the French Atlantic draw together a dynamic group of international scholars from France, Canada, and the United States …

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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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