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McGill-Queen’s University Press is the recipient of the 2013 Wilson Prize for Publishing Canadian History. Sponsored by the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University, the $10,000 prize recognizes publishers that have “excelled at publishing and promoting innovative writing in Canadian history,” according to a press release.
The prize money is awarded on the condition that funds are used to support the publication of books on Canadian history. As such, MQUP has committed to applying the prize money toward the publication of Law and Life at Red River by University of Manitoba distinguished professor emeritus Dale Gibson. The scholarly title, due out in 2015, will examine the establishment, development, and legal history of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s headquarters.
In the announcement, the Wilson Institute notes the “astonishing range” of Canadian history books published by MQUP, including titles focusing on “military, social, intellectual, political, gender studies, geography, art, exploration, indigenous studies, religion, and colonial history.”
Authors published with Wilfrid Laurier University Press, University of Toronto Press, and McGill-Queen’s University Press are among the recipients of the 2012 Canada Awards.
The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences presented the annual prizes, which recognize the best English- and French-language scholarly works published through the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program, at a ceremony in Montreal last week. Each winning author was awarded $2,500.
The winners, described by CFHSS president Graham Carr as “valuable contributions to the body of knowledge about Canada,” are:
Veronica Strong-Boag, Fostering Nation? Canada Confronts Its History of Childhood Disadvantage (WLUP)
Michel Ducharme, Le concept de liberté au Canada à l’époque des Révolutions atlantiques, 1776–1838 (MQUP)
Susan R. Fisher, Boys and Girls in No Man’s Land: English-Canadian Children and the First World War (UPT)
Louise Vigneault, Espace artistique et modèle pionnier: Tom Thomson et Jean-Paul Riopelle (Hurtubise)