The Department of History congratulates Bettina Bradbury for being awarded the Prix Lionel Groulx – Fondation Yves-Saint-Germain prize at the annual conference of L'Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique francaise for her book Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in 19th century Montreal (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011) (http://www.ubcpress.ca/search/title_book.asp?BookID=299173224), this past weekend in Sherbrooke.
The prize is described as "le plus prestigieux des prix décernés par l'Institut. Il récompense le meilleur ouvrage portant sur un aspect de l'histoire de l'Amérique française et s'imposant par son caractère scientifique."
The detailed citation is not yet posted to the website of L'Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique francaise, but it will appear in due course, I'm sure, alongside those concerning the earlier winners of this prestigious prize.
You may recall that Bettina's book earlier this year won the 2012 Clio-Québec Prize awarded by the Canadian Historical Association, and was also shortlisted for the 2012 Canadian Political History Book Prize and the 2012 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, both awarded by the Canadian Historical Association.
On behalf of the entire History Department, many congratulations, Bettina! This is a marvellous accomplishment.
We'll now have even more to celebrate when you give your lecture on "Twists, Turning Points and Tall Shoulders: Studying Canada and feminist histories" this coming Wednesday (Oct. 24), sponsored by the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies. Senate Chamber (9th floor North Ross Building), 4 - 6 pm. See further http://robarts.info.yorku.ca/.