CFP: Reaching the Summit: Reimagining the Summit Series in the Canadian Cultural Memory

REACHING THE SUMMIT

The year 2022 marks the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series. This hockey series, played between Canada and the former Soviet Union, has become the subject of Canadian cultural mythmaking since Paul Henderson’s winning goal for Canada during game eight. In Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada (1989), Ken Dryden and Roy MacGregor identified the Summit Series as a uniquely “Canadian memory” and marked 1972 as a “coming of age” for Canada as a nation (195).

Symposium Announcement - Canada in the Age of Eisenhower

Canada in the Age of Eisenhower - 21-22 May, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto

In his accomplished study of US President Dwight Eisenhower, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s, prominent US historian William Hitchcock argued that the era from the mid-1940s to the early 1960s was defined by three overarching themes: the Cold War and its implications for the national security state; the triumph of liberalism and a strong faith in government; and a redefinition of presidential leadership, at home and abroad.

Symposium Announcement - Canada in the Age of Eisenhower

Canada in the Age of Eisenhower - 21-22 May, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto

In his accomplished study of US President Dwight Eisenhower, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s, prominent US historian William Hitchcock argued that the era from the mid-1940s to the early 1960s was defined by three overarching themes: the Cold War and its implications for the national security state; the triumph of liberalism and a strong faith in government; and a redefinition of presidential leadership, at home and abroad.

New Books in Science, Technology, and Society: MADE MODERN: Science and Technology in Canadian History by Edward Jones-Imhotep and Tina Adcock (UBC Press, 2018)

Science and technology have shaped not only economic empires and industrial landscapes, but also the identities, anxieties, and understandings of people living in modern times. The book I’m looking at today, Made Modern: Science and Technology in Canadian History (University of British Columbia Press, 2018) explores the complex interconnections between science, technology, and modernity in Canada.

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