Colonialism’s Currency, with Brian Gettler

In episode 9 of our Wilson Institute Speaker Series, Self-Isolation Edition, we talk to Brian Gettler about his latest book – Colonialism's Currency: Money, State, and First Nations in Canada, 1820-1950 – published this past July with McGill-Queen’s University Press. His book analyses the historical experiences and interactions of three distinct First Nations with monetary forms and … Continue reading Colonialism’s Currency, with Brian Gettler

The Border Crossed us too, with Elizabeth Ellis

On 1 October 2020, Dr. Elizabeth Ellis presented a timely paper for our Racialized Peoples and Democracy Speaker Series titled The Border Crossed us too: The Overlap between the Struggles for Migrant and Indigenous Justice.  Dr. Elizabeth Ellis is a professor of early American and Indigenous history and the co-director of the Natives Studies Forum at New … Continue reading The Border Crossed us too, with Elizabeth Ellis

Catching up with Jennifer Bonnell

In the 8th, and for now, final episode of our Wilson Institute Speaker Series, Self-Isolation Edition, we catch with former Wilson Institute fellow Jennifer Bonnell. Jenn is currently a professor of history at York University and in 2013-15, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Wilson Institute. It was great to catch up with Jenn … Continue reading Catching up with Jennifer Bonnell

Catching up with Katharine Rollwagen

In episode 6 of our Wilson Institute Speaker Series, Self-Isolation Edition, we catch up with former Wilson Fellow Katharine Rollwagen! A professor of history at Vancouver Island University, Katie was a visiting assistant professor at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History in 2013-14. Max and Katie chatted about everything, from their kids, to her current projects, … Continue reading Catching up with Katharine Rollwagen

The Audacity of his Enterprise, with M. Max Hamon

In episode 5 of our Wilson Institute Speaker Series, Self-Isolation Edition, it is my pleasure to talk to M. Max Hamon about his 2019 Wilson Book Prize winning The Audacity of his Enterprise: Louis Riel and the Métis Nation that Canada Never Was. His book tells the story of Louis Riel and the Red River Resistance of … Continue reading The Audacity of his Enterprise, with M. Max Hamon

Not for King or Country, with Tyler Wentzell

In episode 4 of our Wilson Institute Speaker Series, Self-Isolation Edition, we talk to Tyler Wentzell about his latest book: Not for King or Country: Edward Cecil-Smith, the Communist Party of Canada, and the Spanish Civil War, which was published in January 2020. His book tells the story of Edward Cecil-Smith, the commander of the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, … Continue reading Not for King or Country, with Tyler Wentzell

Reflecting on COVID-19 and our Food Systems, with Jodey Nurse

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Wilson Institute Speaker Series, Self-Isolation Edition. In this video, Jodey Nurse (a visiting assistant professor at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History) will reflect on COVID-19 and our food systems. Dr. Jodey Nurse is an L. R. Wilson Assistant Professor at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History. A graduate of Queen’s … Continue reading Reflecting on COVID-19 and our Food Systems, with Jodey Nurse

Enemy Alien with Kassandra Luciuk and nicole marie burton

In episode 2 of our Wilson Institute Speaker Series, Self-Isolation Edition, we talk to Kassandra Luciuk and nicole marie burton about their latest book: Enemy Alien: A True Story of Life Behind Barbed Wire, which was published in March 2020. Their graphic novel tells the story of Canada’s first national internment operations through the eyes … Continue reading Enemy Alien with Kassandra Luciuk and nicole marie burton