The primary purpose of H-Canada is to stimulate dialogue among scholars who study Canadian history. H-Canada enables scholars in history and related disciplines to: communicate current research and research interests; discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods, and tools of analysis; and test new ideas, and share comments and tips on teaching.

Recent Content

Donald S. Macdonald, Rod McQueen
Greg Donaghy

Donaghy on Grant, 'W. A. Mackintosh: The Life of a Canadian Economist' and Macdonald and McQueen, 'Thumper: The Memoirs of the Honourable Donald S. Macdonald'

H. M. Grant. W. A. Mackintosh: The Life of a Canadian Economist. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015. 550 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4638-7.Donald S. Macdonald, Rod McQueen. Thumper: The Memoirs of the Honourable Donald S. Macdonald. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014. x + 275 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4469-7.

H-Net Job Guide, week of 25 April 2016

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Canada.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
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Call for proposals - "Considering Sydney Newman"

This peer-reviewed collection seeks to understand Sydney Newman in relation to his long career in Canada and in Britain.  Articles can deal with specific aspects of his career, specific institutions, specific programs he developed, his influence as a producer/filmmaker, or administrator.  Biographical articles are also welcome.  The aim is that the collection taken as a whole will provide a balanced look at his varied career in two countries during periods of significant development and change in the entertainment industry.  

White Tribism: Viking Explorations and Indigenous Erasures, by Douglas Hunter

Historian Douglas Hunter, a Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo, has written for Borealia about how the search for Vikings in North America has often led to the misappropriation or erasure of Indigenous culture or sites. Here's a taste of his essay:

Settler Colonialism and the Future of Canadian History, by Jerry Bannister

Professor Jerry Bannister, of Dalhousie University, has written a post at Acadiensis and Borealia on the future of Canadian history. He reflects on national, nationalist, and transnational history, on the legacy of the Stephen Harper government, and on the indigenization of the academy. Here's a taste of his essay: