Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds: Women and the Search for Global Order, 1919-2019

(Le message en français suit.)   The Historical Section (PORH) is pleased to sponsor a two-day conference on the history of women and Canada’s international history on the theme, Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds: Women and the Search for Global Order, 1919-2019. Linking past and present, this symposium will explore how Canadian women have influenced Canada’s …

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Access to Information – Petition to Justin Trudeau

Members of the Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project (CFIHP) have begun a Petition to ensure the proper archiving of historical records, including intelligence files. Please read and consider signing at this link. Petition to Justin Trudeau Whereas: The Government of Canada promotes values of transparency and openness through the provisions of the Access to Information …

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CFP: Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project, Ottawa (July 10, 2019)

The Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project invites paper proposals for a one-day workshop on the history of Canadian foreign intelligence to be held in Ottawa on July 10, 2019. Paper topics might include (but are not limited to): The management structures governing foreign intelligence in Canada The organizations involved in foreign intelligence collection and analysis …

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The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey: Operational Research, Strategic Studies, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War

Publication Notice | The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey: Operational Research, Strategic Studies, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War. George R. Lindsey; edited by Matthew S. Wiseman. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019. During a government career that spanned nearly the whole of the Cold War, George Roy Lindsey gained a reputation as …

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Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order

Publication Notice | Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order. Timothy Andrews Sayle. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019. Born from necessity, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has always seemed on the verge of collapse. Even now, some sixty years after its inception, some consider its foundation uncertain and its …

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Launch of Canada Declassified

There is an exciting new historical research resource available online. Canada Declassified is a digital repository of government records declassified under the Canadian Access to Information Act. The holdings span the whole of the Cold War period from 1945 through 1991, the vast majority being government records declassified by the Access to Information and Privacy …

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Undiplomatic History: The New Study of Canada and the World

Publication Notice | Undiplomatic History: The New Study of Canada and the World. Asa McKercher and Philip Van Huizen. Eds. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019. When the field of Canadian history underwent major shifts in the 1990s, international history became marginalized and the focus turned away from foreign affairs. Over the past decade, …

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State of the Field Conference: Contemporary International History

Contemporary International History is a highly popular graduate program at outstanding universities, and undergraduate courses in the field are often filled first. Popular histories and even academic studies of wars since 1939 occupy frequently appear on bestseller lists, and filmmakers seek out spy stories and tales of international intrigue. Yet within the university, particularly in …

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Reassessing the Rogue Tory: Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era

Publication Notice | Reassessing the Rogue Tory: Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era. Janice Cavell and Ryan M. Touhey. Eds. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2018. The years when John Diefenbaker’s Progressive Conservatives were in office were among the most tumultuous in Canadian history. Variously branded as a populist, maverick, and “Rogue Tory,” …

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People, Politics, and Purpose: A Symposium in Honour of John English

People, Politics, and Purpose: Biography and the Structure(s) of Canada since 1939 This one-day symposium honours the long and distinguished career of Professor John English, whose scholarly, political, and administrative work has shaped the study of history, biography, and international affairs in Canada. Long-time collaborators and former students of Professor English will speak about their …

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International Journal Volume 73, Issue 1 (March 2018)

The latest issue of International Journal: Canada's Journal of Global Policy Analysis has been published. For more information, click on the links below: Editors' Introduction Contents Scholarly Essays AWOL: Canada’s defence policy and presence in the Asia Pacific David Dewitt, Mary Young, Alex Brouse, Jinelle Piereder Seeing ASEAN as a platform for spreading liberalism Ki-Hyun …

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CFP: Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Workshop – Toronto, July 2018

*** Call for Paper Proposals *** Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Workshop Toronto, 12 July 2018 The Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project invites paper proposals for a one-day workshop on the history of Canadian foreign intelligence to be held at the University of Toronto on July 12, 2018. Paper topics might include (but are not limited …

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CIH/HIC Blog Launch: Canadian Eyes Only

Canadian Eyes Only Canadian Eyes Only is the official blog of the Canadian International History Committee. The blog launches in February 2018, so please check back then. If you're interested in writing for the blog, we welcome submissions at any time. We’re looking for short and accessible posts that discuss Canadian international history, broadly conceived. …

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CFP: 1968 in Canada, Sept. 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS 1968 in Canada: A Year and its Legacies A One-Day Scholarly Colloquium Colloquium Dates and Venue: September 28, 2018 Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8, Canada Proposals Due: April 1, 2018 The Center for the Study of Canada at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh …

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Ambassador Arthur R. Menzies fonds now available at LAC

Are you interested in discovering the extraordinary story of a Canadian who was born in China and later returned to the People’s Republic of China as Ambassador of Canada? Would you like to learn about the subtleties and the depth of the work performed by Canada’s ambassadors abroad? Thanks to the recent acquisition of the …

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CFP: Nuclear Histories of Canada, Sept. 2018

Call for Paper Proposals - Nuclear Histories of Canada We invite paper proposals on Canadian nuclear history, broadly conceived. The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History will host a one-day workshop in late September 2018, focusing on the role of nuclear issues in Canadian history. We encourage submissions dealing with a wide range of …

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Mike’s World: Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs

Publication Notice Mike’s World: Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs. Asa McKercher and Galen Roger Perras. Eds. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017. Although fifty years have passed since Lester Pearson stepped down as prime minister, he still influences debates about Canada’s role in the world. Known as “Mike” to his friends, he …

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CFP: CIH/HIC-sponsored panels for the CHA, Regina May 2018

The Canadian International History Committee (CIH/HIC) seeks submissions for sponsored panels for the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting to be held in Regina in May 2018. Panels that concern the conference themes are encouraged as well as those that focus on transnational perspectives of Canadian International History. Due to our affiliation with the CHA, the …

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Canada and the United Nations: Legacies, Limits, Prospects

Publication Notice Canada and the United Nations: Legacies, Limits, Prospects. Colin McCullough and Robert Teigrob. Eds. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's Universty Press, 2017. A nation of peacekeepers or soldiers? Honest broker, loyal ally, or chore boy for empire? Attempts to define Canada’s past, present, and proper international role have often led to contradiction and incendiary …

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Catherine Tsalikis: A foreign service worth fighting for

Somewhere between ‘golden age’ and ‘culture of complaint’ lies the state of Canada’s foreign service. OpenCanada's Catherine Tsalikis (@CatTsalikis) interviewed nearly two dozen diplomats and experts to discover a gradual tarnishing of the diplomatic corps over the years — but many are rooting for its restoration. Please click here to read Tsalikis' engaging and educational piece.

Canada’s Department of External Affairs, Volume 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 1968–1984

Publication Notice Canada’s Department of External Affairs, Volume 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 1968–1984. John Hilliker, Mary Halloran, and Greg Donaghy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. Volume three of the official history of Canada’s Department of External Affairs offers readers an unparalleled look at the evolving structures underpinning Canadian foreign policy from 1968 to 1984. …

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Documents on Canadian External Relations: The Arctic, 1874-1949

Documents on Canadian External Relations: The Arctic, 1874-1949 Earlier this year the Historical Section of Global Affairs Canada published a special Arctic volume in the series Documents on Canadian External Relations. Containing nearly 600 documents, the volume includes extensive material not previously used by historians. A PDF is available for download here. Anyone interested in …

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Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project (CFIHP)

The Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project (CFIHP) seeks to encourage the study of the history of the foreign intelligence assessment function in Canada by facilitating the exchange of information among researchers and providing a forum for formal and informal collaboration through workshops and conferences. This collaborative effort will provide a foundation for the greater integration …

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