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La résilience des Autochtones vue à travers la crosse

À cette période de l’année, généralement la nation Cayuga se prépare pour son match annuel de la crosse. Si cet événement peut sembler anodin pour certains, comme on l’apprend dans The Creator’s Game, c’est loin d’être le cas pour de nombreuses nations autochtones pour qui ce sport est intimement lié à leur identité.

Dans son ouvrage publié chez UBC Press, l’historien de la nationalité, d’autodétermination et de souveraineté autochtones,...

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Looking back on three centuries of shared life in North America

In revisiting the mechanisms that led to the decimation and expropriation of the peoples of North America, authors Denys Delâge, a specialist on Indigenous peoples, and Jean-Philippe Warren, a specialist on French Canadian society, paint a portrait of the meeting between Indigenous nations and European empires and the resulting clash of cultures.

It took them some twenty years to interpret a few key dimensions and...

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Retour sur trois siècles de vie commune en Amérique

En revisitant les mécanismes qui ont mené à l’écrasement et à l’expropriation des peuples de l’Amérique septentrionale, le spécialiste des peuples autochtones Denys Delâge et le spécialiste de la société canadienne française Jean-Philippe Warren brossent un portrait de la rencontre entre les nations autochtones et les empires européens ainsi que du choc des cultures qui en a découlé.

Il aura fallu une vingtaine d’années...

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Indigenous resilience as seen through lacrosse

At this time of year, the Cayuga nation is generally getting ready for a special occasion: its annual lacrosse game. This event may seem insignificant to some, but as we learn in The Creator’s Game, it is of great significance indeed for many First Nations people, for whom the sport is intimately tied to their identity.

In this work published by UBC Press, Allan Downey, the historian of Indigenous nationhood, self-determination...

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The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution

Guest blog by Ann Travers, Associate Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University

My research with and on behalf of trans and gender nonconforming kids brings my personal experience together with my scholarship in a particularly powerful way. I was a gender nonconforming kid and experienced very harsh gender policing. I now identify as trans non-binary and wish there had been more options when I was growing up. My own experience really influenced my efforts as a parent to keep people from imposing gender categories and norms on my own children. This often felt like a losing battle, as people and institutions are relentless when it comes to dividing children into girl and boy categories and attempting to restrict the...

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Pourquoi les savants fous veulent-ils détruire le monde ? Évolution d’une figure littéraire

Elaine Després, Ph.D., Chercheure indépendante

On m’a demandé pendant des années à chaque cocktail ou fête de famille : « De quoi parle ta thèse au juste ? » Et ma réponse — « et bien, de savants fous » — provoquait immanquablement deux réactions de surprise différentes : une incompréhension à la limite du mépris (pour ceux qui s’attendaient, j’imagine, à une réponse plus conforme à l’idée très sérieuse, voire ennuyante, qu’ils se font des études littéraires) et une excitation à la limite de l’envie (cool, je n’aurais jamais cru qu’on pouvait faire ça !). Et pire encore est la réaction des scientifiques : « les savants fous ? Cette caricature qui ridiculise la science sans aucun fondement ! Tu sais que ce n’est pas vraiment comme ça que ça se passe, n’est-ce pas ? » Oui, je sais. Mais...

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Félicitations à Patricia Smart, finaliste pour les Prix littéraires du gouverneur général

 

La Fédération des sciences humaines félicite Patricia Smart pour sa nomination en tant que finaliste pour les Prix littéraires du gouverneur général de 2015 dans la catégorie d’Essais de langue française pour son livre, De Marie de l'Incarnation à Nelly Arcan: Se dire, se faire par l'écriture intime, publiée par Les éditions du Boréal avec l’appui du PAES.

À propos du livre : «Ce livre trouve son origine dans le désir d’explorer les expériences des femmes qui ont accompagné et rendu possibles les grands moments de l’histoire officielle du Québec, de l’arrivée des Français en...

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Together from the start: Federation and the ASPP

Jessica Clark and Matthew McKean, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The ASPP (Awards to Scholarly Publications Program) has been, in one incarnation or another, at the heart of the Federation since day one. The competitive funding program, designed to assist with the publication of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences, has supported over 6000 books since it began.

In 1940, the Aid for Publication program was established, thanks to a $5000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. The goal was to ensure that completed works by “competent scholars” did not go unpublished. In the early days, Aid for Publication funding supported scholarly books recommended by the Canadian Social Science Research...

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ASPP-Funded Books Dominate The Hill Times’ Best of 2014 List

Jessica Clark, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

On Monday, The Hill Times published its annual list of “Best 100 Books” from the past year. As usual, books funded by the Federation’s Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) were well represented. In fact, 23 of the 100 books – almost a quarter of the list! – were supported by the ASPP.

As you might imagine, we’re absolutely chuffed that so many of the political science books we’ve supported have been recognized by The Hill Times in this way. The Federation sends a hearty “congratulations” to all the authors and publishers of these great books! Here is the list of the ASPP books that made the cut:

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Open Access and the Humanities, by Martin Paul Eve

Nour Aoude, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

When it comes to open access, it can sometimes feel like the humanities and social sciences are merely catching up to the progress made in science, technology and engineering disciplines. One of our goals at the Federation is to encourage the publishing of SSH monographs in open access. So naturally, we are very excited about the recent publication of Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge University Press) by author...

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