American Democracy after Trump: Hopes, Fears, and Precedents, with Jason Opal

On 3 December 2020, Dr. Jason Opal presented a paper at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History titled American Democracy after Trump: Hopes, Fears, and Precedents.  Dr. Jason Opal is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill and is an associate of the Wilson Institute. He studies colonial North America, … Continue reading American Democracy after Trump: Hopes, Fears, and Precedents, with Jason Opal

Preview: The History of Neoliberalism in Canada / Aperçu : L’histoire du néolibéralisme au Canada

Mack Penner (pennej1@mcmaster.ca) and Nick Fast (nick.fast@mail.utoronto.ca), editors For a number of years now, neoliberalism has been a much-discussed category and a much-studied topic. At stake in these conversations are issues as basic as whether neoliberalism even exists and whether it’s a meaningful analytical concept. Notwithstanding these existential questions, which themselves have often been productive … Continue reading Preview: The History of Neoliberalism in Canada / Aperçu : L’histoire du néolibéralisme au Canada

Seeing Themselves: Race, Education, and Black Life in Canada, with Funké Aladejebi

On 4 November 2020, Dr. Funké Aladejebi presented a paper for our Racialized Peoples and Democracy Speaker Series titled Seeing Themselves: Race, Education and Black Life in Canada.  Dr. Funké Aladejebi is a professor of history at the University of Toronto. She specializes in twentieth century Black Canadian history, with a focus on oral history, the history of education … Continue reading Seeing Themselves: Race, Education, and Black Life in Canada, with Funké Aladejebi

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