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The 2015 CHA Prizes

Published on June 2, 2015

2015 CHA PRIZE WINNERS

Canadian Committee on Labor History 
Best Article Prize 


WINNER
Jeremy Milloy,"Chrysler Pulled the Trigger: Competing Understandings of Workplace Violence during the 1970s and Radical Legal Practice" Labour/Le Travail 74 (Fall 2014): 51-88.

Eugene A. Forsey Prize For Graduate Work In Canadian Labour And Working-Class History 

WINNER
Martha Attridge Bufton,"Solidarity by Association: The Unionization of Faculty, Academic Librarians, and Support Staff at Carleton University (1973-1976)" M.A. thesis, Carleton University, 2013.

Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism Article Prize 

WINNER
Jordan Stranger-Ross,
“Telling a Difficult Past” Kishizo Kimura’s Memoir of Entanglement in Racist Policy” BC Studies, no 181, Spring 2014

Hilda Neatby Prize (Awarded by the Canadian Committee on Women’s History,  it  recognises each year the best articles in French and English on women's history

WINNER OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTICLE
Katrina Ackerman, « In Defence of Reason : Religion, Science, and the Prince Edward Island Anti-Abortion Movement, 1969-1988 » in Canadian Bulletin of Medical History / Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine, vol 31, no 2, 2014. 

WINNER OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE ARTICLE 
Aline Charles, « Femmes âgées, pauvres et sans droit de vote, mais… citoyennes ? Lettres au premier ministre du Québec, 1935-1936, » dans Recherches féministes Volume 26, numéro 2, 2013.

Public History Prize
WINNER
c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city


Political History Group
Best Article in French Prize  

WINNER
François-Olivier Dorais, « Gaétan Gervais : témoin et agent d'une mutation référentielle en Ontario français » dans MENS Volume 13, numéro 2, printemps 2013.

Political History Group Book Prize

CO-WINNER
Suzanne Morton, Wisdom, Justice, & Charity: Canadian Social Welfare Through the Life of Jane B. Wisdom, 1884-1975. University of Toronto Press, 2014.

CO-WINNER
Ian Mosby, Food Will Win the War: the Politics, Culture, and Science of Food on Canada’s Home Front. UBC Press, 2014.

Aboriginal History Book Prize
SHORT LIST - In alphabetical order

Alison Brown. First Nations, Museums, and Narrations: Stories from the 1929 Franklin Motor Expedition to the Canadian Prairies. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014.

Mary Jane Logan McCallum. Indigenous Women, Work, and History, 1940-1980. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2014. 

Elsie Paul in collaboration with Paige Raibmon and Harmony Johnson. Written as I Remember It: Teachings (ʔəms taʔaw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014.

WINNER 
Elsie Paul in collaboration with Paige Raibmon and Harmony Johnson. Written as I Remember It: Teachings (ʔəms taʔaw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014.

Jean-Marie-Fecteau Prize for best article published in a peer-reviewed journal by a PhD or Masters-level student in English or in French. 

WINNER
Sarah Shropshire, “What’s a guy to do?: Contraceptive responsibility, confronting masculinity and the history of vasectomy in Canada.” (CMBH 31(2) 2014: 161-82)

JCHA, issues #1 and #2 Best Article Prize
WINNER  
Sharon Yvonne Wall, “‘Some thought they were “in Love”’: Sex, White Teenagehood, and Unmarried Pregnancy in Early Postwar Canada.” (Volume 1, 2014)

John Bullen Prize (The John Bullen Prize honours the outstanding Ph.D. thesis on a historical topic submitted in a Canadian university by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

HONOURABLE MENTION 
Allan Downey, “The Creator’s Game”: Aboriginal Racialized Identities in Canada’s Colonial Age, 1867-1990. (Wilfrid Laurier University – Department of History). 

WINNER
Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda, “Mujeres Que Se Visualizan”: (En)Gendering Archives and Regimes of Media and Visuality in post-1968 Mexico, University of British Columbia – Department of History.

Clio Prizes (These annual awards are given for meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to regional history 

Atlantic Region
WINNER 
Gregory M.W. Kennedy
, Something of a Peasant Paradise? Comparing Rural Societies in Acadie and the Loudunais, 1604-1755 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014).

Québec
WINNER 
Steven High, Oral History at the Crossroads. Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement, Vancouver et Toronto, UBC Press, 2014.

Ontario
WINNER
Jennifer Bonnell, Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

The Prairies
WINNER
PearlAnn Reichwein, Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks, 1906-1974. (University of Alberta Press, 2014). 

British Columbia
WINNER 
Dominique Clément, Equality Deferred: Sex Discrimination and British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953-84 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014).

Lifetime Achievement Award
WINNER
Elsie Paul

The North 
WINNER 
Ted Binnema, Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson's Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670-1870.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Ferguson Prize (It is awarded to outstanding scholarly book in a field of history other than Canadian history) 

SHORT LIST - In alphabetical order
Rachel Hope Cleeves, Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Yanni Kotsonis, States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. 

Felice Lifshitz, Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission & Monastic Culture. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.

Susan Nance, Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Yiching Wu, The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: Chinese Socialism in Crisis. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.

WINNER
Yannis Kotsonis, States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic. University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Sir John A Macdonald Prize (It is awarded to the non-fiction work of Canadian history judged to have made the most significant contribution to an understanding of the Canadian past


SHORT LIST - In alphabetical order
Jean Barman, French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014.

Jennifer L. Bonnell, Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Nicholas Kenny, The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Ian Milligan, Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014.

Brian Young, Patrician Families and the Making of Quebec: The Taschereaus and McCords. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.

WINNER
Jean Barman, French Canadians, Furs and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014.

The François-Xavier Garneau Medal, awarded every five years, is the most prestigious of the CHA prizes. It honours an outstanding Canadian contribution to historical research  

SHORT LIST - In alphabetical order

Bettina Bradbury, Wife to Widow: Lives, Laws, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011

Béatrice Craig, Backwoods Consumers & Homespun Capitalists: The Rise of a Market Culture in Eastern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.

Nicholas Terpstra, Lost Girls: Sex and Death in Renaissance Florence.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

Joy Parr, Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010.

Leslie A. Robertson et al. Standing Up with Ga’axsta’las: Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church and Custom. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012.

WINNER
Bettina Bradbury, Wife to Widow: Lives, Laws, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011.