Each year, the Federation helps scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences get published through the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). To date, the ASPP has supported the publication of over 6,000 books that have helped to enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada and the world.
It is with great delight that the Federation congratulates two authors who were funded by the ASPP last year, Miranda Campbell and Gregory Taylor, for being shortlisted for the 2014 Donner Prize. “The Donner Prize encourages and celebrates excellence in public policy writing by Canadians, on topics of great importance to Canadians” (The Donner Canadian Foundation).
Both published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, Miranda Campbell’s Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy and Gregory Taylor’s Shut Off: The Canadian Digital Television Transition are among the five shortlisted titles.
“Out of the Basement profiles the variety of youth cultural production in the twenty-first century, and asks what has - or has not - changed as youth attempt to make a living from creative works.” —McGill-Queen’s University Press
“In Shut Off: The Canadian Digital Television Transition, Gregory Taylor examines the technology, institutional players, and the policies that have shaped Canada's efforts to switch from analogue to digital television broadcasting.” —McGill-Queen’s University Press
“I’ve certainly appreciated the work of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the generous support of the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program. This organization has been essential to my research and writing,” wrote Taylor upon receiving a congratulatory letter from the Federation’s Antonia Maioni this week.
The winner of the prestigious Donner Prize will be announced on April 30, 2014.