History Alumni Nominated for Publication Awards

12 November 2012 - Thunder Bay
The Department of History is proud to announce that five alumni of the department and have been nominated for a number of 2013 Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society's Publication Awards.
Every two years, the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society gives out awards for the best recent publications that deal with aspects of Northwestern Ontario's history. These awards are intended to help publicize such works, to recognize the excellence of local writers, and to encourage new authors to write about our history. The awards are given out in four categories: for full-length scholarly and popular works and for scholarly and popular articles. The winners are chosen by independent panels of judges in each category.

Nominated this year are work by Michel S. Beaulieu (HBA 2001; MA 2003), Jean Morrison (MA 1974), Roy Piovesana (HBA 1965; MA 1969), John Potestio (HBA 1970; MA 1981), and Steve Ross (HBA 2008; MA 2009). Information about each of their works can be found below.
Winners will be announced on 6 January 2013 at a Gala held at the Thunder Bay Museum. More information about this event  and a complete list of the nominations can be found at http://www.thunderbaymuseum.com
Nominated for the Elizabeth Arthur Award for best full-length academic book:
Michel S. Beaulieu (HBA 2001; MA 2003). Labour at the Lakehead: Ethnicity, Socialism, and Politics, 1900-35. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011.

Nominated for the J.P. Bertrand Award for best academic article:
Steve Ross (HBA 2008; MA 2009). "Pragmatism and Prejudice: The Wartime Transfer of Japanese Canadians in Northern Ontario, 1942." Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers and Records (2010): 3-19.
Jean Morrison (MA 1974). "To Promote the Interest and Security of the North West Company: Canada's Fur Trade and the War of 1812." Ontario History, CIV:1 (Spring 2012): 162-184.
John Potestio (HBA 1970; MA 1981). "The Experience of Italians at the Lakehead during the Second World War Years."

Michel S. Beaulieu (HBA 2001; MA 2003). "Reacting to the Worker's Revolt: The Lakehead and the Winnipeg General Strike." Left History, 14:2 (2009): 8-32.

Nominated for the Gertude H. Dyke Award for best full-length popular book:
Roy Piovesana (HBA 1965; MA 1969). Italians of Fort William's East End, 1907-1969. Thunder Bay: Institute of Italian Studies at Lakehead University, 2010.

Michel S. Beaulieu (HBA 2001; MA 2003) and Chris Southcott. North of Superior: An Illustrated History of Northwestern Ontario. Toronto: James Lorimer and Company, 2010.