Year in Review

Welcome to the first annual Unwritten Histories year-end review and our last blog post of 2017! It seems appropriate, given my weekly roundups, that I end the year with a year-long version. I divided this blog post into two parts. First I’ve gathered together a cross-section of important historical events from the world of Canadian history. I tried to select events that were represented and had a nation-wide relevance. Second, I listed some of my favourite reads from the past year.


A couple of caveats. First, since Unwritten Histories only started in March, and the roundups only started in late April, my “year” begins in April. I tried to go back and reconstruct what happened in Canadian history for the months of January, February, March, and April, but this proved an impossible task. Second, I did not include any publications in this roundup. That is because they are already well detailed in other blog posts, particularly my series on Best New Articles and Upcoming Publications. Listing them again seemed redundant. Finally, when mentioning a blog post series, I only linked to the first post in the series, in the interest of brevity.

Ok, with that out of the way, enjoy! 🙂


Canadian History in 2016





















Favourite Canadian History Reads from 2016


Favourite Canadian History Scholarly Journal Articles of 2016

*Coincidentally, all of these came from my August Best New Articles post.


Favourite Canadian History Blog Posts of 2016


Favourite Canadian History Book Read in 2016


Most Overrated Canadian Historical Discovery in 2016

  • The HMS Terror (need I say more?)


Most Underrated Canadian Historical Discoveries in 2016


Did I miss anything? Is there anthing else you’d like to see added to the list? Let me know in the comments below!

Before I go, a huge thank you goes out to everyone who reads this blog and/or follows me on social media. None of this would have been possible without you. I would also like to take moment to thank all of those working in the field of Canadian history for producing a fantastic year of scholarship. This is doubly the case for the Canadian history blogs that connect so many of us together, including, but not limited to, Active History, Borealia, and NiCHE, as well as the wonderful world of Canadian history on Twitter (#cdnhist, #cdnhistory).  Special thanks go out to friend and colleagues who have given me support and encouragement over the past year, especially Lynne Marks, Catherine Ulmer, Danielle Robinson,  Sarah Van Vugt, Adam Barker, and Emma Battell Lowman. Seriously, you guys are awesome. Finally, I need to say thank you to my loving husband, Lee Blanding, tireless copyeditor, sounding board, shoulder to cry on, and purveyor of hugs.

Programming note: The next new blog post will be on January 3, 2017. Tweeting will continue until Friday, and will resume on January 2, 2017.

Happy Holidays and I’ll see you in 2017!

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