The Centre for Research on Colonial Culture is pleased to learn that Professor Sarah Carter’s (University of Alberta) most recent book, Imperial Plots: Women, Land, and the Spadework of British Colonialism on the Canadian Prairies (University of Manitoba Press, 2016), has been shortlisted for the Sir John A. MacDonald Prize, which is awarded annually by the Canadian Historical Association to the “non-fiction work of Canadian history judged to have made the most significant contribution to an understanding of the Canadian past.” Also on the list is another good friend of the Centre, Adele Perry (University of Manitoba), who is nominated for Colonial Relations: The Douglas-Connolly Family and the Nineteenth-Century Imperial World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Congratulations to Sarah and Adele!
Those interested in the entwined histories of gender, race and colonialism will be able to hear Professor Carter speak on these topics when she visits the University of Otago from 24 April to 14 May as a William Evans Fellow. While in Dunedin she will give a number of research talks, as well as a public lecture at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum on Sunday, May 7th. We’ll post details of these presentations very soon.
In this talk Professor Bill Waiser examines why the Willow Cree man Almighty Voice was the most wanted fugitive in Canada in the late nineteenth century and how his story and fate have been interpreted since his violent 1897 death at the hands of the North West Mounted Police.
The Centre is delighted to be hosting award-winning historian Bill Waiser (University of Saskatchewan), who will give a talk on his current research project on Wednesday March 9th in Burns 5 (Arts Building), beginning at 3.30.
Bill specializes in western Canadian history. He has been awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, granted a D.Litt., and is a University of Saskatchewan Distinguished Chair (Distinguished Professor Emeritus). His most notable publications include: Saskatchewan: A New History (2005), winner of the Clio Prize, Canadian Historical Association; and with Blair Stonechild, Loyal Till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion (1997), a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction.
This talk is free and open to the public. Please come along!