Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Historians on the Order of Canada

I was delighted to see Marcel Trudel, the great historian of New France (and an old prof of mine), promoted to Companion, the highest rank of the Order of Canada, in the July first honours list. It was good to see Michael Marrus, the internationally recognized historian of Vichy France and anti-semitism, named to the order. Both those are honours for senior and established scholars. The recognition of a rising star comes with the naming of Constance Backhouse. The quality and quantity of her work at the intersection of women's history, discrimination issues, and legal history is increasingly being recognized -- recently by a Killam prize and now with the Order of Canada. Congratulations, Connie.
Follow @CmedMoore