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Canadian History Roundup – Week of September 10, 2017

Image of a man and a woman standing at a well. They are dressed in an 18th century style, and are supposed to represent characters from the poem Evangeline. This is a travel poster advertising a trip to Nova Scotia via Canadian Pacific.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company. 1920. “Spend Your Vacation in the Land of Evangeline.” Posters. Chung Oversize and Graphic Materials. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0216284.

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of August 20, August 27, and September 3, 2017

Hostesses from different countries posing for a group photo at Expo 67

Hostesses from different countries posing for a group photo at Expo 67. Library and Archives Canada, e000990931. CC BY 2.0

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Upcoming Publications in Canadian History – August and September 2017

August Header for Upcoming Publications, featuring book covers

Welcome back to our monthly series, “Upcoming Publications in Canadian History,” where I’ve compiled information on all the upcoming releases for the following month in the field of Canadian history from every Canadian academic press, all in one place. This includes releases in both English and French. To see the previous months’ releases, click here.

 

***Please note that the cover images and book blurbs are used with permission from the publishers.***

N.B. This list only includes new releases, not rereleases in different formats.

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of July 30, 2017

Two young women in front of flags at Place des Nations, Expo 67, on opening day.

Two young women in front of flags at Place des Nations, Expo 67, on opening day. April 27m 1967. Library and Archives Canada. 3198220

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Exhibiting Hockey: A Conversation with Jenny Ellison

Growing up in Montreal, hockey was very much a part of my cultural landscape. I’m not really even sure that I ever made a conscious decision to be a Habs fan – it just came with the territory! The names of Maurice Richard, Jean Béliveau, Saku Koivu, and Patrick Roy were as familiar to me as the names of Sesame Street characters. I vividly remember the elation of the Habs winning the Stanley Cup in the 1992-1993 season, the sense of betrayal when Patrick Roy left the Habs for the Avalanche, and being annoyed when the team moved from the Forum to the Molson Centre (now the Bell Centre). I even own my very own copy of The Hockey Sweater, in both book and video formats.

So, several weeks ago, when I was offered the chance to sit down and speak with Dr. Jenny Ellison about the new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History, “Hockey,” I of course jumped at the opportunity! The blog post that follows is the result of that conversation, a behind-the-scenes look at the new exhibition and about Ellison’s work on the project.

*Please note that all images, with the exception of Jim Logan’s “National Pastimes,” are courtesy of the Canadian Museum of History, and used with permission. The images of Jim Logan’s “National Pastimes” have been made available by the Canadian Museum of History, and are used with permission from Jim Logan. Please do not reproduce.

Jenny Ellison

Photo credit: Stephen Darby, CMH.

Jenny Ellison joined the Museum’s staff in 2015. Her research examines the representation and experience of sport, leisure, physical fitness and health. In keeping with the priorities identified in the Museum’s Research Strategy, Dr. Ellison will be looking at how sports and leisure shape Canadian experiences and help us understand the past. In terms of collections development, this includes research on sports and health activism, adaptive sports, representations of the body, games and government-supported physical fitness programs.

Dr. Ellison has published articles in the Journal of Canadian Studies, the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association and the award-winning Fat Studies Reader. She is also the co-editor of Obesity in Canada: Critical Perspectives.

Dr. Ellison holds an Honours BA in History from the University of Toronto, an MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University and a PhD in History from York University. She completed her postdoctoral training at Mount Allison University’s Centre for Canadian Studies, and has worked as an assistant professor of Canadian Studies at Trent University and as a researcher at the Australian Museum.

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of April 16, 2017

Canadian History Roundup April 16, 2017

Marie Claire, April 22 1938. Musée du costume et du textile du Québec, 1516-31. CC BY 2.0

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of March 19, 2017

 

Canadian History Roundup March 19, 2017

White Star Line – Canada’s Call to Women (1920-1930). Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-119-1. Public Domain.

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of March 12, 2017

Canadian History Roundup March 12, 2017

All in One with the Irish Canadian Rangers 199 Overseas Battalion (1914-1918). Canada. Patent and Copyright Office / Bureau des brevets et du droit d’auteur; Library and Archives Canada.

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of March 5, 2017

 

Canadian History Roundup - March 5, 2017

“‘The rebel maid’ – Montague F. Phillips will be presented by The Vancouver Opera Society under the direction of Jas. C. Welch, First produced in London England in 1921.” 19121. AM54 – Major Matthews collection. City of Vancouver Archives. (This is a “snipe,” is a glass lantern slide that would be shown in a movie aside from the film and/or trailers. This snipe was used in movie theatres in Vancouver during the 1920s.)

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of October 16, 2016

A young girl in a red sweater holding a black cat (1953-1964). Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada, e010980903. CC BY 2.0

A young girl in a red sweater holding a black cat (1953-1964). Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada, e010980903. CC BY 2.0

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