UMP books and blogs were recently nominated for Margaret McWilliams Awards and Manitoba Day Awards!
The Manitoba Historical Society’s Margaret McWilliams Awards are one of the oldest literary awards in Canada and are named in honour of writer Margaret McWilliams.
Imagining Winnipeg: History Through the Photographs of L. B. Foote by Esyllt W. Jones was nominated in the Local History category, while Larry Krotz’ Piecing the Puzzle: The Genesis of AIDS Research in Africa was nominated in the Popular History category.
Amazingly, Jock Lehr has won two years running in the Scholarly History category – in 2011 for his Community and Frontier: A Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian Parkland and in 2012 for his Inside the Ark: The Hutterites in Canada and the United States (University of Regina Press), which was co-authored with Yossi Katz.
The awards were announced on Manitoba Day (May 12) and will be given out at the MHS’ annual general meeting in June.
Speaking of Manitoba Day, the Lost Foote Photos blog and Jock Lehr’s Community and Frontier were among seven projects recognized by the Association for Manitoba Archives.
The Manitoba Day Awards were established in 2007 to “recognize users of archives who have completed an original work of excellence which contributes to the understanding and celebration of Manitoba history.”
Other winners include WFP reporter Bruce Owen, teacher Matt Henderson, artist Barb Flemington, writer Bernard Bocquel, and scholar Shannon Stunden Bower.
The awards ceremony took place May 16 at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum.