Skyhawk, Skyshield, and the Re-Classification of Canadian History

Timothy Andrews Sayle, University of Toronto | UPDATE: both Complaints discussed below have been resolved in full, with all information released. See the bottom of the page for a full update. I want to preface this note by saying that the ATIP shop at Library and Archives Canada has been doing exceptionally good work over …

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A Few Thoughts on Canadian International History

Susan Colbourn, University of Toronto | The idea of Canadian international history has made a bit of a splash in recent years. David Meren lamented the "tragedies of Canadian international history," sparking a lively roundtable with John English, Adam Chapnick, and Dominique Marshall in the Canadian Historical Review in late 2015. Elsewhere, Asa McKercher and …

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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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