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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 >
This past June, Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson delivered the keynote at the Annual General Meeting for the Association of Canadian Publishers. In her keynote she shared her reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and provided some suggestions with publishers about how they might advance reconciliation through their work.
Dr. Wilson was kind enough … Read More >
In this week’s issue of the Times Literary Supplement, Jonathan Dore reviews Russell A. Potter’s new book “Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search“. It’s a great, detailed review, which also takes a moment to discuss why those on the legendary Franklin expedition should be remembered more in their homeland.
Below is an excerpt from the … Read More >
MQUP is very pleases to announce that three of our titles have been shortlisted for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize.
The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize is awarded by the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) and is attributed annually to the best scholarly book in Canadian history. Winners will be announced at the end of … Read More >
Each year since 1999, on the first Saturday in May, the town of Wilno, Ontario organizes a large festival in honour of Kashub Day.
The first Kashubs to arrive in Canada settled in around Wilno, Barry’s Bay, Round Lake, Hopefield, Halfway, Shrine Hill and Rockingham in Ontario in the west end of Renfrew County. The Kashubian culture … Read More >