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Call for proposals: Hockey in Canada

Published on June 7, 2016

The Canadian Museum of History

For many Canadians hockey is “the game.” Scholars have interrogated the relationship between hockey and national identity, but where does the game fit into our understanding of multiple, diverse Canadian identities today?

In March 2017 the exhibition “Hockey in Canada: More Than Just a Game” will open at the Canadian Museum of History. As an extension of the exhibition research, we invite contributions to an interdisciplinary scholarly collection.

Contributions should consider hockey in relation to larger themes in Canadian Studies, including: class, gender, race/ethnicity, language, ability, sexual orientation, and region. Submissions that engage with material culture and public history are particularly welcome. We also seek papers that reflect upon all aspects of hockey in Canadian life: play, fandom, sports media, popular culture, and community activism through hockey.

Please submit a 300-500 word abstract, working title, and brief CV by 1 July 2016. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 31 August 2016, and completed manuscripts (6000-8000 words) will be due 15 December 2016.

Queries and/or completed proposals (in a Word document) should be sent to the co-editors:

Jennifer Anderson, PhD : jennifer.anderson@historymuseum.ca        

Jenny Ellison, PhD : jenny.ellison@historymuseum.ca   

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