Once again, as the school year comes to an end and the unbearable humidity of southern Ontario starts to take its toll, it is time for our intrepid editor/master uploader to take a break.

We had a fun and busy year at the institute. We unveiled our list of 39 scholars that were named the first ever Wilson Associates. We hosted two very successful workshops – Transnational Left and Transnational Feminism– and are currently organizing three more – An International Workshop of Post-Orientalism/Atelier international sur le post-orientalisme, Historiographical Innovations: A Conference on Emerging Historical Practices, and Realities of Canadian Democracy/Réalités de la démocratie Canadienne. We also hosted numerous guest speakers and sponsored a variety of events around Canada and the United States, including a roundtable discussion on the Rebellion(s) of 1837-38 at the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française (IHAF). And finally, three edited volumes produced at the Wilson Institute – or closely associated to the institute – were submitted to McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Over the summer months, we will continue to promote our various events and keep you updated on our upcoming projects via twitter and facebook. For example, we will continue to circulate our latest call for papers for Realities of Canadian Democracy/Réalités de la démocratie Canadienne. This workshop seeks to understand Canadian democracy: how, when and even if Canada can be considered a ‘democracy.’ It will take place on 2-3 May 2019. We will pay for/reimburse all travel expenses and lodging, so please send us your proposals! In late July (19-22), Julien Mauduit and Maxime Dagenais will host a panel at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in Cleveland to preview their forthcoming edited volume titled Revolutions Across Borders: The Canadian Rebellion and Jacksonian America. Each panelist will share a small portion of their chapters. We are also hard at work on our 2018-19 speaker series and can already confirm that Kristine Alexander and Daniel MacFarlane will join us. While Kristine will discuss her Wilson Book Prize-winning book, Guiding Modern Girls: Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s, Dan will discuss his upcoming book on Niagara Falls.

And with that, have a good summer!


Cover image: Googins Rocks, Old Orchard, Maine Postcard. 1930-45. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.