OTTAWA, February 21, 2013 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Canada Prizes. 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.
Celebrating the best Canadian scholarly books across all the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, the Canada Prizes are awarded to books that make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, are engagingly written, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.
“The Canada Prizes represent some of the most important scholarship taking place in Canada today,” said Graham Carr, president of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. “We congratulate the finalists, and look forward to celebrating their excellent work at the awards ceremony next month.”
This year’s finalists are:
Canada Prize in the Humanities
- François-Marc Gagnon, Réal Ouellet, and Nancy Senior, for The Codex Canadensis and the Writings of Louis Nicolas, McGill-Queen’s University Press
- Elena Lamberti, for Marshall McLuhan's Mosaic: Probing the Literary Origins of Media Studies, University of Toronto Press
- Sophie McCall, for First Person Plural: Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship, UBC Press
- David A. Wilson, for Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Volume 2: The Extreme Moderate, 1857-1868, McGill-Queen’s University Press
Canada Prize in the Social Sciences
- Bettina Bradbury, for Wife to Widow: Lives, Laws, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal, UBC Press
- Tarah Brookfield, for Cold War Comforts: Canadian Women, Child Safety, and Global Insecurity, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
- Bonita Lawrence, for Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario, UBC Press
- Reg Whitaker, Gregory S. Kealey, and Andrew Parnaby, for Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America, University of Toronto Press
Prix du Canada en sciences humaines
- Michel Nareau, for Double jeu : Baseball et littératures américaines, Le Quartanier
- Susan Margaret Murphy, for Le Canada anglais de Jacques Ferron (1960-1970) : formes, fonctions et représentations, Presses de l’Université Laval
- Sylvain Schryburt, for De l'acteur vedette au théâtre de festival : Histoire des pratiques scéniques montréalaises, 1940-1980, Presses de l’Université de Montréal
Prix du Canada en sciences sociales
- Chantal Bouchard, for Méchante langue : La légitimité linguistique du français parlé au Québec, Presses de l’Université de Montréal
- Mario Mimeault, for Destins de pêcheurs : Les Basques en Nouvelle-France, Éditions du Septentrion
- Nicolas Vonarx, for Le Vodou haïtien : Entre médecine, magie et religion, Presses de l’Université Laval
The winners of the 2013 Canada Prizes will be announced in mid-March and the prizes, each valued at $2,500, will be presented by distinguished author and public intellectual John Ralston Saul at the awards ceremony on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel.
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is the national voice for Canada’s 85,000 scholars, students and practitioners in the humanities and social sciences.
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