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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 >
Congratulations to Amélie Bourbeau on winning the 2016 Clio prize (Québec) for Techniciens de l’organisation sociale. La réorganisation de l’assistance catholique privée à Montréal (1930-1974)!
The annual Clio awards are given for meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to regional history, and are awarded by the Canadian Historical Association.
Six English and five French books have been shortlisted for the 2016 Trillium Book Award, the Ontario government’s prestigious award for literature. Included on the shortlisted of French-language Finalists is MQUP’s Nourrir la machine humaine by Caroline Durand. Congratulations Caroline Durand on your nomination!
The Trillium Book Award was established to recognize excellence, support marketing and foster increased … Read More >
In honour of Black History month, here is an excerpt from Winfried Siemerling’s book The Black Atlantic Reconsidered. In this excerpt we get a glimpse at how black Canadian musicians influenced Montreal culture and history in the mid-twentieth century.
The following excerpt is taken from chapter 5 – Other Black Canadas
THE BLACKENING OF QUEBEC:
JAZZ, DIASPORA, AND THE … Read More >
Sean Mill’s latest book, A Place in the Sun, which was officially launched just last week here in Montreal, was also recently reviewed by the Montreal Gazette. The following is an excerpt from Ian McGillis’ piece “A Place in the Sun traces the Haitian face of Quebec”.
Understanding history is more than just … Read More >
This week saw the passing of an important and well respected Quebec community leader, Dr. Victor Goldbloom. A pediatrician, provincial politician, author and pioneer of interfaith dialogue, Victor Goldbloom led a rich and varied life. He was amazingly still very active in public life at the age of 92, and just last week gave a talk in … Read More >