Canada Prizes

Prix du Canada 2015: Les traités avec les Autochtones: Notre Grande Charte

Daniel Drolet

Selon Michael Asch, le moment décisif de l’histoire canadienne n’est pas la Confédération, mais le jour où le premier traité a été signé entre les colons européens et les peuples autochtones.

Il invite donc les Canadiennes et les Canadiens à repenser leur façon de concevoir l’histoire du pays, en accordant plus d’importance aux traités qui sont à la base des relations entre les habitants autochtones et non-autochtones du pays.

Un anthropologue, Asch vient de gagner le Canada Prize in the social sciences 2015 pour son livre On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada. Le prix est attribué par la Fédération des...

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Prix du Canada 2015: L’art de complexifier l’histoire

Daniel Drolet

À plus de mille pages, Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas est un livre imposant.

Charlotte Townsend-Gault, qui avec deux autres personnes a dirigé la production du livre, avoue qu’elle ne s’attend pas à ce que les lecteurs le lisent d’un bout à l’autre. Et c’est bien, ajoute-t-elle.

Car Mme Townsend-Gault affirme vouloir écarter l’idée que l’art autochtone (tout comme les relations entre les Autochtones et les non-Autochtones) est un concept simple et direct. Ce n’est qu’en découvrant sa complexité et ses contradictions qu’on peut venir à l’apprécier. Et parfois, il est bon de faire ces découvertes petit à petit, chapitre...

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As heard at the 2014 Canada Prizes awards ceremony

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences announced the winners of the 2014 Canada Prizes on April 30. The Canada Prizes are awarded annually to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program.

During the awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at York University’s Glendon College in Toronto, each of the winners was interviewed about their celebrated work. Be sure to listen to their interviews now!

 

Canada Prize in the Humanities
Sandra Djwa, for Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page (McGill-Queen's...

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Sometimes it is enough to simply be excellent

Guest post by Michael Adams The Environics Institute and Environics Research Group

The following is a speech given by Michael Adams at the 2014 Canada Prizes award ceremony at York University’s Glendon College Campus on May 7, 2014, where the Federation celebrated this year’s four winners.

Good evening, everyone. It is an honour for me to have been asked to be deliver the keynote address for this year’s Canada Prize Awards, especially as I served on the jury with two distinguished scholars: Janice Stein of the University of Toronto’s Munk School and professor Greg Kealey at the University of New...

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Adrien Arcand, Ernst Zundel and anti-Semitism

Prix du Canada

By Daniel Drolet

Les chemises bleues : Adrien Arcand, journaliste antisémite canadien-françaisA new book on Canadian journalist Adrien Arcand details his involvement in the rise of Holocaust deniers around the world.

In fact, says author Hughes Théorêt, Arcand was a mentor to Ernst Zundel, a prominent German-Canadian Holocaust denier.

Théorêt’s study, Les chemises bleues : Adrien Arcand, journaliste antisémite canadien-français, has just been...

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Canada’s opposition critical to its stability

Canada Prizes

By Daniel Drolet

Across the Aisle: Opposition in Canadian PoliticsCanada’s parliamentary system is in good shape, and its opposition is generally healthy, says a professor who has just completed a major study of opposition in Canada.

But David E. Smith, author of Across the Aisle: Opposition in Canadian Politics, warns that our political system, like a good relationship, needs constant nurturing to remain in top shape.

Smith, whose book won the...

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Early 20th-century Montreal through the eyes of a Jewish immigrant

Canada Prizes

By Daniel Drolet

Jacob-Isaac Segal, 1896-1954 : Un poète yiddish de Montréal et son milieuFor the first half of the 20th century, Yiddish was Montreal’s third language, after French and English.

A new book by University of Ottawa professor Pierre Anctil explores the work of Jacob Isaac Segal, a Montreal poet from that era who wrote only in Yiddish.

Anctil, who has just been awarded the 2014 Canada Prize in the Humanities by the Federation for the...

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Poet P.K. Page a role model for women

Canada Prizes

By Daniel Drolet

Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. PageSandra Djwa, author of a new biography of P.K. Page, says the Canadian poet is a role model for any young woman contemplating a career in literature.

Years before it was fashionable or even common, Page created for herself a brilliant career in which she was recognized internationally as one of Canada’s outstanding  poets and visual artists.

Ms. Djwa is the author of Journey with No Maps, the first full...

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Canada Prizes ceremony to be hosted by Glendon College, York University

Jessica Clark, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and York University are delighted to announce a new partnership that will see York host the 2014 Canada Prizes ceremony at its Glendon College campus in mid-town Toronto, on May 7, 2014.

We look forward to welcoming many colleagues and friends of the humanities and social sciences, particularly from the Greater Toronto Area, to join in celebrating the winners of these prestigious book awards.

Glendon was identified as a fitting site for this year’s ceremony in light of its bilingual mandate and its unique focus on education in the humanities and social sciences. The event will take place in the beautifully designed facilities of the...

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The 2014 Canada Prize Juries, a Good (Scholarly) Book and a Cup of Tea

Jessica Clark Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

As autumn turns into winter, with the days getting shorter and the nights longer, I find myself spending more time curled up with a cup of tea and a good book.

That’s precisely what the jurors of this year’s Canada Prizes have been doing since mid-October, when they received the nominees for the 2014 awards.

Made up of past winners, respected scholars and public intellectuals, the Canada Prize juries have the enviable task of choosing the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) in the past year.

This year’s juries are:

Canada Prize in the Humanities...

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