This exhibition catalogue introduces historic photographs of Indigenous peoples of Western Canada from a collection housed at the University of Alberta’s Bruce Peel Special Collections. The publication focuses on the ancestors represented in the collection and how their images continue to generate stories and meanings in the present. The selected photographs contribute to a richer, deeper understanding of the past. There is strength, character, persistence, determina... [READ MORE]
Setting off on foot from Winchester, Ken Haigh hikes across southern England, retracing one of the traditional routes that medieval pilgrims followed to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. Walking in honour of his father, a staunch Anglican who passed away before they could begin their trip together, Haigh wonders: Is there a place in the modern secular world for pilgrimage? On his journey, he sorts through his own spiritual aimlessness while crossin... [READ MORE]
In his monograph Simone Bellezza reconstructs the history of the shistdesiatnyky—the generation of Soviet Ukrainian intellectuals who spearheaded the renaissance of Ukrainian national culture in the 1960s. His analysis begins with the awakening of artistic and literary expression during the so-called Soviet Thaw and describes the varied relationship that Ukrainian artists and writers had with the Soviet authorities until the mass arrests and repressions of intellectu... [READ MORE]
Al Rashid Mosque, Canada’s first and one of the earliest in North America, was erected in Edmonton in the depth of the Depression of the 1930s. Over time, the story of this first mosque, which served as a magnet for more Lebanese Muslim immigrants to Edmonton, was woven into the folklore of the local community. —Baha Abu-Laban, Foreword
Edmonton’s Al Rashid Mosque has played a key role in Islam’s Canadian development. Founded by Muslims... [READ MORE]
The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies’ hallmark event for its fortieth anniversary in 2016 was a two-day conference held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, bringing together scholars and community members from across Canada, the United States, and Europe, as well as hundreds of online viewers. Edited by Dr. Volodymyr Kravchenko, Ukrainian Studies in Canada is a direct product of the transcripts, submitted papers, discussions, questions, and opinions that... [READ MORE]
Between 1915 and 1940 the amazing Edmonton Grads dominated women's basketball in Canada. Coached by J. Percy Page, they played over 400 official games, losing only 20; they travelled more than 125,000 miles in Canada, the United States, and Europe; and they crossed the Atlantic three times to defend their world title at exhibition games held in conjunction with the Summer Olympics in Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Meticulously researched and documented-including capsule bio... [READ MORE]
Founded in 1905, the High River Times served a community of small town advertisers and an extensive hinterland of ranchers and farmers in southern Alberta. Under the ownership of the Charles Clark family for over 60 years, the Times established itself as the epitome of the rural weekly press in Alberta. Even Joe Clark, the future prime minister, worked for the family business. While historians rely heavily on local newspapers to write about rural and small town life, Paul ... [READ MORE]
The book studies developments in education and in agricultural productivity, the impact of self-help movements and of the expansion of transportation networks, and improvements in preventive health care in Southern Podillia. Cumulatively, the effects of these developments led to the emergence of an increasingly self-confident society in the region from which the majority of early Ukrainian immigrants to Canada came. By showing that this rural area was experiencing real pro... [READ MORE]
Even in hardship, western Canadian Mennonites have celebrated their day-to-day lives with rhymes, songs, riddles, games, and maxims. The Windmill Turning begins by tracing a history of Plautdietsch, the Mennonite language from the lowlands of northern Germany and Holland, and includes illustrations, photos and musical scores.
Politics and Society in Soviet Ukraine, 1953-1980 is perhaps the most authoritative English-language work on this period yet to appear. Based on meticulous study and analysis of Soviet sources, particularly the Soviet press, it encompasses Soviet Ukraine from the death of Stalin to Shcherbytsky's rule as first party secretary. A final chapter on society examines economic aspects, religion and religious movements in Ukraine, and the Russification of Ukrainian society foster... [READ MORE]
The book explores historical legacy, cultural relations, economic ties, and communications between the two nations. Contributors: Ivan L. Rudnytsky, Andrzej Kamins'ski, Frank E. Sysyn, Orest Subtelny, Jozef Lobodowski, George G. Grabowicz, Vasyl Markus, Volodymyr N. Bandera, Geroges Mond, Borys Lewytzkyj, Roman Szporluk, John Basarab, Yevhen Shtendera, Hugh Seton-Watson, Jaroslaw Pelenski, and Adam Bromke.