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McGill-Queen’s University Press wins Wilson Prize for Publishing Canadian History

McGill-Queen’s University Press is the recipient of the 2013 Wilson Prize for Publishing Canadian History. Sponsored by the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University, the $10,000 prize recognizes publishers that have “excelled at publishing and promoting innovative writing in Canadian history,” according to a press release.

The prize money is awarded on the condition that funds are used to support the publication of books on Canadian history. As such, MQUP has committed to applying the prize money toward the publication of Law and Life at Red River by University of Manitoba distinguished professor emeritus Dale Gibson. The scholarly title, due out in 2015, will examine the establishment, development, and legal history of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s headquarters.

In the announcement, the Wilson Institute notes the “astonishing range” of Canadian history books published by MQUP, including titles focusing on “military, social, intellectual, political, gender studies, geography, art, exploration, indigenous studies, religion, and colonial history.”