Benjamin Hoy wins top prize for academic writing in Canadian history for his book A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands published by Oxford University Press in 2021.
The award is presented 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.
This year’s announcement ceremony took place online as part of the 2022 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Four other academics were shortlisted for the Scholarly Research prize (in alphabetical order):
- Pierre Anctil, Antijudaïsme et influence nazie au Québec: cas du journal L'Action catholique (1931-1939), Les Presses De L'Université De Montréal, 2021.
- Catherine Larochelle, L'école du racisme: La construction de l’altérité à l’école québécoise (1830-1915). Les Presses De L'Université De Montréal, 2021.
- Martin Pâquet et Stéphane Savard, Brève histoire de la Révolution tranquille. Boréal, 2021.
- Allyson Stevenson, Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the colonization of Indigenous Kinship, University of Toronto Press, 2021.
The CHA announced the winner of its other major annual prize. Mennonite Farmers. A Global History of Place and Sustainability by Royden Loewen won the Ferguson Prize for outstanding scholarly work in a field of history outside of Canadian history.
Numerous other awards were also handed out at the CHA ceremony, including:
CHR Best Article Prize
Winner: Eric Story, « The Indigenous Casualties of War: Disability, Death, and the Racialized Politics of Pensions, 1914-39 ». Volume 102, issue 2, pp. 279-304.
The Canadian Historical Review's Best Article Prize is awarded to the best article published in the journal in the previous volume year, as selected by the Advisory Board and the editors.
Canadian Committee on Labor History
Best Article Prize
Winner: Peter Campbell, “Let Us Rise: Dialectical Thinking, the Commodification of Labour Power, and the Legacy of the Socialist Party of Canada,” Labour/Le Travail 87 (Spring 2021): 93–120.
Eugene A. Forsey Prize For Graduate Student Dissertation Prize
Winner: Kassandra L. Luciuk, “Making Ukrainian Canadians: Identity, Politics, and Power in Cold War Canada,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto, 2021.
Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism Article Prize
Winner: Jelena Golubovic, “Beyond Agency as Good: Complicity and Displacement after the Siege of Sarajevo.” Journal of Refugee Studies (2021): 1-20".
The Neil Sutherland Article Prize on history of Children and Youth
Winner: Antoine Burgard, “Contested Childhood: Assessing the Age of Young Refugees in the Aftermath of the Second World War,” History Workshop 92 (2021).
Best Article Prize on the History of Sexuality
Winner: Belinda Deneen Wallace, “Our Lives: Scribal Activism, Intimacy, and Black Lesbian Visibility in 1980s Canada. Journal of Canadian Studies 54, 2-3 (Spring 2020): 334-359.
Best Book Prize of the Network in Canadian History & Environment
Winner: Brittany Luby, Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.
Canadian Committee on Women’s and Gender History — Hilda Neatby Prize
Winner of the French Language Article
Jean-Philippe Garneau, « La tutelle des enfants mineurs au Bas-Canada : autorité domestique, traditions juridiques et masculinités », Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française, volume 74, No. 4, Printemps 2021, p. 11-35.
Winner of the English Language Article
Willeen Keough, "Newfoundland Landsmen Sealing: Interrogating the Limits of Ecomasculinity in the Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries," Acadiensis 50, 2 (Autumn 2021): 155-183.
Best English-Language Book Prize
Winner: Joan Sangster, Demanding Equality. One Hundred Years of Canadian Feminism. University of British Columbia Press, 2021.
Political History Group
Best English-Language Article Prize
Winner: Daniel Manulak, “’An African Representative’: Canada, the Third World, and South African Apartheid, 1984-1990,” The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (June 2021), 1-32.
Winner: Benjamin Hoy, A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands. Oxford University Press.
Canadian Business History Association
Best Article Prize
Winner: Michel Dahan, « « Tout le monde voyage » : l’agence Hone & Rivet et les débuts de l’industrie touristique au Canada (1894–1939). » (Volume 102, numéro 3, septembre 2021, 365-389).
Indigenous History Prizes
Best Article Prize
Cody Groat & Kim Anderson, “Holding Place: Resistance, Reframing, and Relationality in the Representation of Indigenous History”. The Canadian Historical Review, Volume 102, Issue 3.
Daniel Macfarlane & Andrea Olive, “Whither Wintego: Environmental Impact Assessment and Indigenous Opposition in Saskatchewan’s Churchill River Hydropower Project in the 1970.” The Canadian Historical Review, Volume 102, Issue 4.
Best Book Prize
Helen Olsen Agger, Dadibaajim : Returning Home through Narrative. University of Manitoba Press.
Daniel Rück, The Laws and the Land: The Settler Colonial Invasion of Kahnawake in Nineteenth-Century Canada. UBC Press.
CHA PRIZES / Prix de la SHC
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.
Winner: Colin Murray Osmond, “Paycheques and Paper Promises: Coast Salish and Mi’kmaw Work and Family Life under Canadian Settler Colonialism,” PhD dissertation, University of Saskatchewan, 2021.
Prix 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: Roxanne L. Korpan, "Scriptural Relations: Colonial Formations of Anishinaabemowin Bibles in Nineteenth-Century Canada," Material Religion 17, no. 2 (2021): 147-176.
CHA Teaching Awards
Early or Alternative Career Award - Canadian History
Winner: Funké Aladejebi
Open State Career Award - Canadian History
Winner: Benjamin Hoy
For meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to regional history.
Winner: Ruth Compton Brouwer, All Things in Common: A Canadian Family and Its Island Utopia. University of Toronto Press, 2021.
Winner: Catherine Larochelle, L’école du racisme. La construction de l’altérité à l’école québécoise (1830-1915). Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.
Winner: Helen Olsen Agger, Dadibaajim: Returning Home Through Narrative. University of Manitoba Press.
Winner: Allyson D. Stevenson, Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021.
Winner: Robert A.J. McDonald, A Long Way to Paradise. A New History of British Columbia Politics. University of British Columbia Press.
Wallace K. Ferguson Prize
Awarded to outstanding scholarly book in a field of history other than Canadian history.
Short list in alphabetical order
Winner: Royden Loewen, Mennonite Farmers. A Global History of Place and Sustainability. Johns Hopkins University Press / University of Manitoba Press.