Resisting Rights: Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76

Publication Notice | Resisting Rights: Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76. Jennifer Tunnicliffe. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2019. From 1948 to 1966, the United Nations worked to create an international bill of rights that would provide a common standard for human rights protection around the globe. Canadians celebrate their country’s central …

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Fighting with the Empire: Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947

Publication Notice | Fighting with the Empire: Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947. Steve Marti and William John Pratt. Eds. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2019. Canadians often characterize their military history as a march toward nationhood, but in the first eighty years of Confederation they were fighting for the British Empire. From 1867 …

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Rethinking Religion’s Role in International Relations

By David Webster, Bishop's University | How much does religion matter in global affairs? A seemingly undiplomatic topic, religion can actually tell us quite a bit about diplomatic history. Take the case of Burma, which in 1953 decided to refuse any more development aid money from the United States. Prime Minister U Nu made the …

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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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Telling Canada’s International Story: Reflections on the Scholarly Process

Adam Chapnick, Canadian Forces College | It’s been 20 years since I first entered what was then the National Archives of Canada to study Canadian international history. I didn’t realize it then, but reflecting back, it is now clear that I joined the community of historians of Canadian diplomacy at a time when archival research …

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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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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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