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The ASPP en vedette at the Salon du livre de Montréal

Jessica Clark, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Last Friday, it was my privilege once again to attend the Salon du livre de Montréal on behalf of the Federation and the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). The Salon is a paradise for book nerds of all persuasions, this girl included! As always, I enjoyed soaking in the bright colours of the booths, mountains of gorgeous books, and the frisson of energy that permeates the hall. After a little browsing I turned my attention to my main purpose for attending the Salon this year.

We were very fortunate to have arranged a special workshop on the...

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ASPP-funded translation receives Governor General’s Literary Award

Jessica Clark, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to congratulate Peter Feldstein, winner of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Award for French-to-English Translation. He is recognized for his translation of Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography by François-Marc Gagnon, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. This book was supported in part by a Translation Grant from the Federation’s Awards...

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Parcours numériques : Le futur du livre et l’accès libre (French)

Marcello Vitali-Rosati and Michael E. Sinatra, Université de Montréal 

Avec les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, nous avons créé une collection en accès libre qui s’intitule « Parcours numériques »[1] et dont les trois premières publications sont sorties en 2014. La collection est basée sur l’idée qu’il doit y avoir une complémentarité entre l’édition papier et l’édition numérique, ces deux formes de publication présupposant différentes idées de lecture et deux approches à la réception des contenus.

Le livre papier – et l’on entend ici également le numérique homothétique (epub ou pdf) qui reproduit à l’identique le livre papier sur un support numérique – permet une lecture linéaire. Une thèse peut y être présentée et...

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Open Access and the ASPP

Jessica Clark, ASPP Coordinator and Matthew McKean, Policy Analyst

Many of our readers will already be familiar with the Federation’s recent initiative to develop an OA policy for its Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). The ASPP is a competitive funding program that supports the publication and translation of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences.

Since last fall, the Federation has been looking at all issues related to OA and book publishing. In the spring, after a period of concerted research and informal discussions with experts and stakeholders, we released a draft policy and...

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'Tis the season for book prizes!

Each year, the Federation helps scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences get published through the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). To date, the ASPP has supported the publication of over 6,000 books that have helped to enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada and the world.

It is with great delight that the Federation congratulates two authors who were funded by the ASPP last year, Miranda Campbell and Gregory Taylor, for being shortlisted for the 2014 Donner Prize. “The Donner Prize encourages and celebrates excellence in public policy writing by Canadians, on topics of great importance to Canadians” (The Donner Canadian Foundation).

Both published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, Miranda Campbell’s...

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Salon du livre de Montréal: A passion for books

Jessica Clark Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

I spent Friday and Saturday last week at the Salon du livre de Montréal. If you’ve never been to Montreal’s Salon, it’s an absolutely incredible event – the largest in Québec. Other Salons also take place across Québec every year – it’s a whole system of events that connect the public with the books and authors they love.  In Montréal, publishers, authors and readers take over the huge showroom floor at the Place Bonaventure, with thousands, possibly millions of books to browse. I’ve been before, and every time I attend I am overwhelmed by the event’s energy and enthusiasm.

I was there to meet with...

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ASPP-funded book receives Governor General’s Literary Award

 

Jessica Clark Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is happy to congratulate Sandra Djwa, winner of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Award in the English Non-Fiction category. She is recognized for her book, Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Its publication was supported by a grant from the Federation’s Awards to Scholarly Publications Program.

The GG’s award committee had this to say about the book: “Journey...

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The Governor General’s Literary Awards recognize ASPP-funded books

 

Jessica Clark Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to congratulate authors Sandra Djwa and Dominique Perron for qualifying as finalists for this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards. Djwa’s book, Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, is a finalist in the English Non-Fiction category, and Perron’s book, L’Alberta autophage : Identités, mythes et discours du pétrole dans l’Ouest canadien, published by University of Calgary Press, is a finalist in the French Non-Fiction category.

The publication of both books was supported by the Federation’s Awards to Scholarly Publications Program.

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ASPP: Ideas can... be published!

 

Christine McKenna Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Did you know that in between organizing the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences and curating our Big Thinking lecture series on Parliament Hill, we also help to get academic books published? The Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP), funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, is another key part of our efforts to promote knowledge in the humanities and social sciences in Canada.

Since its inception, the ASPP has supported the publication of over 6,000 scholarly books. Topics have spanned a huge range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and titles have included everything from Legislated Inequality to The Donut: a Canadian History.

A lot of fascinating and valuable...

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The Hill Times recognizes ASPP-funded books in Top 100 list

Last week, the Hill Times published its list of Top 100 Best Political, Government, Public Policy and Canadian History Books in 2012. Of the 100 books on the list, 23 are ASPP-funded books, including two which were selected in the Editors’ 25 Picks (a full list of ASPP-funded books included in the Top 100 list is available below). Congratulations to all the ASPP authors and publishers whose books were included in the Hill Times’ Top 100!

The Awards to Scholarly Publications Prize supports the publication and translation of scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. Up to 180 publication subsidies and five translation subsidies are awarded each year. To date, the ASPP has supported the publication of over 6,000 books.

The Hill Times’ Top 100 list also included Doug Saunders’ latest...

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