Department of History Celebrates Award

The Department of History is pleased to announce that Adjunct Professor and alumnus Dr. Nathan Hatton’s book, Thrashing Seasons: Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling,has been awarded the Association for Manitoba Archives’ Manitoba Day Award for 2017.Cover of Thrashing Seasons

The award recognizes users of archives who have completed an original work of excellence which contributes to the understanding and celebration of Manitoba History. 

Dr. Hatton was presented his award on Tuesday, May 23 at a ceremony held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. In Thrashing Seasons, Dr. Hatton provides a people’s history of Manitoba in the early 20th century with a focus on masculinity and ethnicity through the lens of a popular working-class sport.