• New review of Marlene Epp’s “Mennonite Women in Canada”

    By U of M Press   |   March 28th 2011

    A new review of Marlene Epp’s Mennonite Women in Canada has been posted to the Alex Freund’s German Canadian Studies blog. Keep reading »

  • Politics in the Wheat City

    By Curtis Brown   |   March 22nd 2011

    Manitoba’s second-largest city, Brandon, plays a critical role in elections that mirrors its importance as southwestern Manitoba’s social, economic and cultural hub. Keep reading »

  • Winnipeg’s Great War leads Manitoba Book Awards short list

    By U of M Press in News   |   March 15th 2011

    A history of Winnipeg’s contribution to the First World War has garnered the most nominations in this year’s Manitoba Book Awards. Keep reading »

  • Eight posts on Winnipeg’s Great War

    By U of M Press   |   March 15th 2011

    Jim Blanchard spoke to a class of Creative Communications journalism majors at Red River College yesterday. Here are eight blog posts about Jim, his book, and the role of journalism in documenting history from some of those students. Keep reading »

  • On the nomination process

    By Ian Stewart   |   February 8th 2011

    The appropriate balance between local autonomy and central control in the nomination process has long been contentious. In recent years, however, the high-profile nominations of Michael Ignatieff, Rob Anders and Robert Sopuck (among others) have suggested that the balance of power is increasingly tilting towards the party brass. Keep reading »

  • Battle of the Somme

    By James M. Pitsula   |   February 1st 2011

    In my book, I talk about the 28th Battalion from Regina moving into the area of the Somme in September 1916. I write on page 163 that “Arriving in Picardy, they were impressed by the ‘wide open fields without hedges or trees, slightly rolling and no high hills,’ which reminded them of the landscape back home in Western Canada.” I was wondering whether this was actually true, so this past summer I checked it out in a tour of the Somme battlefield. Keep reading »

  • Immigrant Letters and the Experience of Migration

    By Sonia Cancian   |   January 25th 2011

    Here is an article from Minnesota Public Radio on a new letters project that I am working on with Donna Gabbacia from the University of Minnesota. Within the next few months, we will begin an ambitious effort to match letters scattered in archives around the world, uniting letters between mothers and sons, husbands and wives, and brothers and sisters. For now, the project’s site displays 40 letters written by eight immigrants and their families from 1850 to 1970. Keep reading »

  • Interview with Curtis Brown

    By U of M Press in News   |   January 21st 2011

    Former Sun journalist edits book focusing on Manitoba politics
    By: Keith Borkowsky, The Brandon Sun Keep reading »

  • Fan identity, format shift, and the exploitation film

    By David Church   |   January 18th 2011

    I’m currently at work on formulating some early ideas about my Ph.D. dissertation topic, which I should begin developing in more detail next year. This project will tentatively examine how cultural memory operates in contemporary fan cultures focused upon the remediation of exploitation films.  Keep reading »

  • Mexico-Canada dialogue on First Peoples

    By Blair Stonechild   |   January 4th 2011

    I just returned from Mexico City where a Mexico-Canada “Dialogue on First Peoples” was held in honour of Mexico’s Bicentennial of Independence. Mexican authorities are looking for a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples, and are looking towards Canada as a model to emulate in terms of Indigenous self-determination and higher education. Keep reading »