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Whose History Is It Anyway? Inclusion, Exclusion, and 150 Years of Canadian History

Canada’s Sesquicentennial has been the occasion to celebrate Canada’s history. This anniversary is also an ideal moment for critical reflection about the writing and teaching of Canada’s history, and interrogating the assumptions, norms, and values that have shaped narratives presumed to be inclusive but which have privileged some groups while dispossessing and marginalizing others. Histories of gender, class, race, ethnicity, immigration, and First Nations highlight this exclusion while exploring questions of agency and representation. This day-long workshop includes the Talman lecture, panel presentations, and facilitated small group discussions, throughout which we will explore the theme of inclusion-exclusion in the teaching and writing of Canadian history.

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