SSHRC 2008-2011: Pour une histoire du concept de liberté au Canada-Uni (1837-1867)
An introduction to major turning points in Canadian history. Exploration of the social, political, cultural, and environmental transformations/revolutions that have shaped Canada from early European colonialism to the twenty-first century. HIST 235 also provides an introduction to key methods of historical practice, including primary source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, and public history.
Political, social, cultural, and intellectual transformations that reshaped the Atlantic world between 1763 and 1838; special attention will be given to the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions, the Latin American Wars of Independence and Canadian rebellions.
The political and intellectual history of the concept of the nation in French and English Canada, and the different forms of nationalism it inspired from the middle of the nineteenth century to the 1995 Quebec Referendum.
This course will approach nationalism from a global perspective. It will study the different theories of nationalism, the policies it fostered around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the relationship between history, memory and nations. It is open to students in all fields of history. The first half of the course will be devoted to an exploration of various theories. In the second half of the term, students will be expected to produce a short piece of writing that could be linked to their thesis or dissertation projects.