OTTAWA, March 12, 2019 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 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. This year, the prize amount doubled to $10,000 each for the two prizes — one for French and one for English scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.
“The diversity of issues explored by these exceptional scholars demonstrates the immense breadth of research underway in the humanities and social sciences, and points to the relevance of the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program. As the book titles suggest, what we have here is a cross-section of topics spanning from social well-being and health, to cultural identity and language, to politics, democracy and reconciliation,” said Guy Laforest, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. “The Federation congratulates these finalists and is proud to play a role in promoting their work to the Canadian public.”
This year’s finalists are:
Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences
- Constance B. Backhouse, Claire L'Heureux-Dubé: A Life (UBC Press)
- Elaine Craig, Putting Trials on Trial: Sexual Assault and the Failure of the Legal System, McGill-Queen's University Press
- Allan Downey, The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood, UBC Press
- Marlene Goldman, Forgotten: Narratives of Age-Related Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease in Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press
- Shirley Tillotson, Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy, UBC Press
Prix du Canada en sciences humaines et sociales
- Pierre Anctil, Histoire des Juifs du Québec (Les éditions du Boréal)
- Denys Delâge et Jean-Philippe Warren, Le Piège de la liberté. Les peuples autochtones dans l'engrenage des régimes coloniaux (Les éditions du Boréal)
- Sophie Dubois, Refus global. Histoire d'une réception partielle (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal)
- Anne Gilbert, Linda Cardinal, Michel Bock, Lucie Hotte et François Charbonneau, Ottawa, lieu de vie français (Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa)
- Adrien Rannaud, De l'amour et de l'audace. Femmes et roman au Québec dans les années 1930 (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal)
The two winners of the 2019 Canada Prizes will be announced on April 8, 2019 and will be presented at an awards ceremony to be held during the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of British Columbia.
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.