News and Annoucements

Prizes and Distinctions

Isabelle Bouchard won the Jean-Charles Bonenfant Foundation Prize for her thesis entitled, "Political Systems in Search of Legitimacy: Seigniorial Lands," Local Authorities and Powers in Aboriginal Communities in the St. Lawrence Valley ( 1760-1860) " (2017). The prize rewards the student who has written the best doctoral thesis on Québec politics.


Laura Madokoro won the Best Book Award (social sciences) from the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) for her book, Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants and the Cold War (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2016)

To listen

Interviewed on the morning show of the CBC French Radio service in Vancouver, Stéphanie O'Neill talks about the Canada's 150th birthday historical, cultural and political significance. Listen here (21 March 2017)

This week on Aujourd'hui l'histoire: "Les premières actions du Québec contre les accidents du travail" with historian Magda Farhni (15 March 2017)

To read

  • Entretien avec Jarrett Rudy, interview conducted by the Centre d'histoire des régulations sociales, UQAM.
  • An article by Laura Madokoro in reaction to the US government’s immigration ban which bars people from seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries, Remembering the Voyage of the St-Louis. Published on line,, 7 February 2017.
  • An important newspaper article from Montreal History Group member Paul-Étienne Rainville writing on the roots of the massacre in Quebec City Chronique d'une mort annoncée. Le Nouvelliste, 31 January 2017.