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Intersections (formely the CHA Bulletin)


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The CHA Bulletin offers news and comment on matters of interest to professional historians in Canada. Published three times a year, it is available online and also distributed by mail to CHA members. The editors of the Bulletin are Robert Talbot and Martin Laberge.

We welcome your submissions to the Bulletin. If you have additional questions about submissions, please do not hesitate to contact the French-language and English-language editors.

The deadlines for submissions are March 1, July 15 and October 1. All submissions for the Bulletin should be sent directly to both editors, if possible, or to the CHA director, Typically, the Bulletin is published 4 weeks after the deadline – this allows for translation and other delays. The Bulletin is placed online on the CHA website at the time of the publication of the next number. Past issues of The Bulletin are made available to the public on our website. Copyright is held by the CHA.

All submissions should be carefully edited before they are sent to the editors. Spellings of all proper names should be checked. Light copy editing may be done by the editors, but all Bulletin submissions are expected to arrive in print ready condition. The editors may wish to reduce the length of a submission in consultation with the author.

All submissions should include the full name of the author, their institutional affiliation (if any), and contact information including telephone number.

You would like to place an ad in our Bulletin? Please fill out this form and return to the CHA office.


Articles are normally about 800 words in length but longer or shorter articles are accepted. A journalistic style is preferred with few, if any, footnotes.

The Bulletin is first and foremost the newsletter of the CHA bringing you information about the association’s activities. This includes reports and updates from CHA council members and everything related to the annual conference and general meeting. In addition, we seek to publish articles on a broad range of subjects of interest to practicing historians in Canada. Unusual research projects, controversies in public history or thoughtful reviews of museum exhibits, historic sites or any other place that might be of interest to our membership, could provide the basis for a great article for the Bulletin. We welcome your ideas.

Currently, we have two feature columns that appear in every issue. These are: History on the Web and a column prepared by the Graduate Student Liaison. Would you like to be a Bulletin columnist?


Obituaries are accepted for any historian (academic, public or other) that spent his or her working life in Canada, for historians outside of Canada whose work dealt in some respect with Canadian topics, and former members of the CHA.

Obituaries should be less than 800 words in length and focus on the professional life of the individual. The author or source must be identified. Photographs are welcome and should be in a conventional digital format such as jpeg. Please provide a photo credit.


We regularly print calls for papers, information for upcoming conferences, and report new exhibits at museums, universities and historic sites. Please send your information directly to the editors. Some of this information may also be posted on the website.

We annually publish an issue focusing on history departments at universities and colleges across the country. “News from the Field” is collected in the fall through request made to chairs of departments.


Only photographs and images for which copyright has been obtained can be used. Authors who submit photographs, etc. must have approvals in advance. All should be sent electronically in a digital format.


Please contact Michel Duquet at the CHA Office:
1912-130, Albert Street 
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5G4
Tel.: (613) 233-7885
Fax: (613) 565-5445

CHA members can access the most recent issues of the Bulletin in the Member Services section of our website

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