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Congratulations to Howard Shubert! His new book Architecture on Ice: A History of the Hockey Arena has won the Melva J. Dwyer Award. The Dwyer Award is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture. The jury selected Architecture on Ice from a field of 12 nominees as … Read More >
Just in time for Christmas, an excerpt from Family Ties: Living History in Canadian House Museums by Andrea Terry. In Family Ties, Andrea Terry considers the appeal and relevance of domesticated representations of Victorian material culture in a contemporary multicultural context. Family Ties connects residential artifacts to performance by examining the Victorian Christmas … Read More >
Thank you to everyone who participated in our #ArchitectureonIce contest!
The contest is now closed. We are very pleased to announce the three winners will each receive a copy of Howard Shubert’s Architecture on Ice: A History of the Hockey Arena. Below is the list of winners and their arena memory/experience Tweet!
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MQUP is hosting a social media contest for a chance to win a copy of Howard Shubert’s new book, Architecture on Ice: A History of the Hockey Arena! The book provides an in-depth review of the development of skating rinks from their humble beginnings to the multipurpose arenas we know today, and is … Read More >
For Remembrance Day we have selected a few of our recent military history titles to create a reading list. The list is varied and includes a novel about German occupied Northern France during World War I, a study on combat motivation for Canadian soldiers during WWII, the stories and memories of those in Newfoundland during WWII and more!
Canadian Geographic senior editor Harry Wilson, ran a wonderful review recently for Philip J. Hatfield’s new book Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World.
For the full review as well as to see images and an excerpt from the book be sure to visit the Canadian Geographic website.
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Howard Shubert’s new book Architecture on Ice: A History of the Hockey Arena, was recently reviewed by Stephen Smith for the October issue of the Literary Review of Canada.
Below is an excerpt from the review.
Phantom of the Rink
ARENA ARCHITECTURE SHAPED HOCKEY, BUT WILL THE NEW GENERATION OF ENTERTAINMENT MULTIPLEXES DIMINISH THE GAME?
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Congratulations to Mary Anne Poutanen for winning the Prix Lionel-Groulx 2016 for her book Beyond Brutal Passions: Prostitution in Early Nineteenth-Century Montreal. Awarded by the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française, the prize recognizes the best scholarly book on the history of French America. Mary Anne joins MQUP author Brian Young, whose book Patrician Families and the … Read More >
We’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of George Cartwright’s Labrador Companion in order to do this blog post! Edited by Marianne P. Stopp, this fascinating book presents several newly discovered Cartwright manuscripts that document his experiences operating a series of merchant stations in southern Labrador between 1770 and 1786.
Although his focus is firmly on instruction in … Read More >
Rita Bode and Lesley D. Clement’s L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys was reviewed in last week’s Times Literary Supplement! The full review appears on page 9 of the print issue, and is also accessible online for TLS subscribers.
Here is a brief excerpt from Faye Hammill’s review:
Not of Green Gables
Each year, hundreds of … Read More >