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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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  • The signers of the Declaration of Independence deserve their fame. But they didn’t start the revolution

    One of our Wilson Associates, Dr. Jason Opal, a professor of Early American History at McGill University and the author of Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law, and the American Nation wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, just in time for the 4th of July. 

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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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