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Media release: Finalists for Canada Prizes announced

 

OTTAWA, March 12, 2018 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 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 (ASPP).

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. There are two $5,000 prizes, one each for French and English scholarship.

“The humanities and social sciences are essential to a vibrant, pluralistic society. The scholarly works of these 10 exceptional finalists demonstrate immense talent and the rich array of research underway in our scholarly community,” said Guy Laforest, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. “The Federation congratulates these finalists and is honoured to play a role in raising their profile to the Canadian public.”

This year’s finalists are:

Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Christopher Dummitt, Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King's Secret Life (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
  • E.A. Heaman, Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867-1917 (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
  • Adam Montgomery, The Invisible Injured: Psychological Trauma in the Canadian Military from the First World War to Afghanistan (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
  • Cheryl Suzack, Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law (University of Toronto Press)
  • Donald G. Wetherell, Wildlife, Land, and People: A Century of Change in Prairie Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Prix du Canada en sciences humaines et sociales

  • Houda Asal, Se dire arabe au Canada. Un siècle d'histoire migratoire (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal)
  • Alex Gagnon, La communauté du dehors. Imaginaire social et crimes célèbres au Québec (XIXe-XXe siècle) (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal)
  • Julien Goyette, Temps et culture. Fernand Dumont et la philosophie de l'histoire (Les Presses de l’Université Laval)
  • Lucie Hotte et François Paré, Les littératures franco-canadiennes à l’épreuve du temps (Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa)
  • Laurent Poliquin, De l’impuissance à l’autonomie. Évolution culturelle et enjeux identitaires des minorités canadiennes-françaises (Éditions Prise de parole)

The two winners of the 2018 Canada Prizes will be announced on April 9, 2018 and will be presented at an awards ceremony to be held during the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina.

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About the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year. For more information about the Federation, visit www.ideas-idees.ca.

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