Canadian Journal of History

Canadian Journal of History

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The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire (CJH/ACH) is a peer-reviewed journal of general history published three times a year in both English and French. Geared to all professional historians, as well as to anyone interested in historical scholarship, it features articles and reviews by experts, and invites contributions from all geographical, temporal, and thematic subfields. The journal has resisted the trend toward increased specialization and offers an excellent way to keep up with developments across the discipline.

Since its foundation at the University of Saskatchewan in 1966, the CJH has built a solid international reputation and enjoys a wide readership. Subscribers include most major university libraries in Canada and the United States, and a large number in Britain, Europe, and elsewhere. We rely extensively on the international community of scholars for our referees, and welcome contributions by scholars from all countries. As a learned journal based in Canada, we make a point of reviewing books published by Canadian scholars or by Canadian academic presses. As well, many of our authors hold positions in Canadian institutions of higher education.

The Canadian Journal of History endeavors to publish and review the most current scholarship as quickly as possible. We try to turn around submissions in four months or less, and in most cases, accepted articles appear within one year of the submission date.
The CJH is indexed in Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life and is a member of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ). The University of Saskatchewan Department of History maintains the journal’s Editorial Offices.

Editorial Office
Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire
Department of History
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5A5

Tel: 306-966-5794
Fax: 306-966-5799

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ISSN: 0008-4107
Mark Meyers, University of Saskatchewan

Managing Editor
Rilla Friesen
Telephone: 306-966-5794

Book Review Editor
Maurice Jr. M. Labelle

Editorial Assistant and Graduate Fellow in History and Scholarly Publishing
Bronwyn Craig
Telephone: 306-966-7821

Denyse Saint-Georges Smith

Editorial Board
Keith Carlson, University of Saskatchewan
Jim Clifford, University of Saskatchewan
Mirela David
, University of Saskatchewan
Erika Dyck, University of Saskatchewan
Robert Englebert, University of Saskatchewan
Jim Handy, University of Saskatchewan
Simonne Horwitz, University of Saskatchewan
Angela Kalinowski, University of Saskatchewan
Frank Klaassen, University of Saskatchewan
Valerie Korinek, University of Saskatchewan
Kathryn Labelle, University of Saskatchewan
Janice MacKinnon, University of Saskatchewan
Matthew Neufeld, University of Saskatchewan
Alan Reese, University of Saskatchewan
Lisa Smith, University of Saskatchewan
Martha Smith-Norris, University of Saskatchewan
Larry Stewart, University of Saskatchewan
Sharon Wright, University of Saskatchewan

Advisory Board/comité consultatif
Lorna Jane Abray, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Donna Andrew, University of Guelph
Stephen Brooke, York University
John Hellman, McGill University
Robert Iliffe, University of Sussex
Margaret C. Jacob, University of California, Los Angeles
Jennifer Jay, University of Alberta
John L. Langdon, University of Alberta
Catherine LeGrand, McGill University
Trevor Levere, University of Toronto
Paul E. Lovejoy, York University
Angus McLaren, University of Victoria
Stephen J. Randall, University of Calgary
Simon Schaffer, University of Cambridge
Ian K. Steele, University of Western Ontario
Lynne Viola, University of Toronto

Editorial Office
Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire
Department of History
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
  S7N 5A5
Tel: 306-966-5794
Fax: 306-966-5799

All Canadian Journal of History submissions, reviews, and editorial work is done through our online peer review management system PRESTO.

At this time, we would ask that you please contribute content to the journal online.
1. To do so, simply visit the link below and press "click here to register."
2. You will be asked to fill in a contributor form and you must click the "submit" button at the bottom for the page to save your data.
3. You will then be able to log in, using the username and password you just created, and view the contributor homepage, which is the starting point for all functions available to you as a contributor.

We hope you enjoy your experience with PRESTO!

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In the most recent issue of the Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire, noted historian and Canada Research Chair Yves Frenette argues that Stephen Harper’s conservative government has “conscripted” the Canadian past as part of an effort to reconstruct the country along conservative lines.

In a sweeping essay, “Conscripting Canada’s Past: The Harper Government and the Politics of Memory,” Frenette examines government policies toward Library and Archives Canada, Parks Canada, and the new Canadian Museum of History. He also considers the government’s efforts to promote military history and the monarchy, its commemoration of the War of 1812, and its decision to jettison the long-form census—a crucial resource for future historians.

English and French versions of “Conscripting Canada’s Past” will appear on-line Tuesday, May 20 at 9am (EDT). The French text is entitled “L’embrigadement du passé canadien: les politiques mémorielles du gouvernement Harper.”

Find the article here:



As we enter our fiftieth year of publication, we have special advertisement rates for 2015. Email Ms Rilla Friesen at if you would like to advertise with us.

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Submissions deadline: 15 September

This prize is awarded as a tribute to long-time Managing Editor, Ms. Linda F. Dietz, who retired in 2014.

 Friends of the CJH/ACH are invited to make a tax-deductible donation to the prize fund, which is maintained by the University of Saskatchewan:

Graduate Fellowship in History and Scholarly Publishing
University of Saskatchewan, Department of History
The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire

The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire (CJH/ACH) announces a new graduate fellowship for a student in history who has an interest in scholarly publishing. A leading peer-reviewed journal of general history with an international audience, the CJH/ACH has been published by the History Department at the University of Saskatchewan since 1966. It publishes articles, reviews, commentary, and research notes in both English and French, and appears three times a year.

Candidates for the fellowship must apply successfully for Fall 2015 admittance into either the MA or PhD program in History at the University of Saskatchewan. Prospective students should identify a potential faculty supervisor for their research as part of their application. During the academic year, the successful candidate will work twelve (12) hours per week for the journal, during which time they would not be expected to work as a Teaching Assistant. The fellow will assist with the following functions: identifying appropriate reviewers for books received; corresponding with reviewers; ordering and processing books for review; copyediting, formatting, and proofreading; record-keeping and data entry; website maintenance; advertising sales; marketing; and translation (as skills permit). The fellowship pays a stipend of approximately $16,900 and is renewable (subject to budgetary approval).

APPLICATIONS: No special form is required. However, candidates for the fellowship must include with their regular application for admission a one-page letter addressed to the journal’s Editor, Dr. Mark Meyers, in which they (1) explain why they are interested in the CJH/ACH Graduate Fellowship; (2) identify a potential faculty supervisor for their research; (3) summarize, if applicable, their experience in scholarly and/or other forms of publishing; and (4) indicate their language skills in both English and French (especially reading comprehension and writing), noting any language courses or training they have had. Candidates may be interviewed in person or by telephone or Skype.

Although all candidates with an interest in history and scholarly publishing are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in scholarly publishing, as well as to those with language skills in both English and French.

Information about the History Department, the graduate program and the faculty can be found at
Check out the “Graduates” tab for specific information about application procedures.

The journal’s website is

For further information, please contact Ms. Rilla Friesen, Managing Editor, at (306) 966-5794 or

Applications are due March 1, 2015.

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