As part of Congress 2013, the Canadian Historical Association co-sponsored a panel with the Canadian Political Science Association on Wednesday June 5 entitled “History Under Harper: A Micro-Lecture Discussion.” Featuring 10 panelists and two discussants, the session analyzed the Harper Government’s use and understanding of Canadian history. An extremely well-attended panel, the discussion featured lively debate and a wide variety of opinions on the state of history in Canada.
The session was chaired by Matt James of the University of Victoria. The panelists were:
- Yasmeen Abu-Laban (University of Alberta)
- Adam Chapnik (Canadian Forces College)
- Lyle Dick (Independent Scholar, Former President, CHA)
- Alvin Finkel (Athabasca)
- Kiera Ladner (University of Manitoba)
- Jocelyn Létourneau (Laval)
- Alain Noel (Université de Montréal)
- Veronica Strong-Boag (University of British Columbia)
- Daniel Weinstock (McGill)
- Reg Whitaker (University of Victoria)
The two discussants were Avigail Eisenberg from the University of Victoria and Bryan Palmer from Trent University.
Please note that the opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their respective associations and affiliations.