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CHA Presidents

Penny Bryden 2019-2021

Adele Perry 2017-2019

Joan Sangster 2015-2017

Dominique Marshall 2013-2015

Lyle Dick 2011-2013

Mary Lynn Stewart 2009-2011

Craig Heron 2007-2009

Margaret Conrad 2005-2007

Gerald Friesen 2003-2005

Mary Vipond 2001-2003

Chad Gaffield 2000-2001

Irving Abella 1999-2000

Gregory S. Kealey 1998-1999

Judith Fingard 1997-1998

James R. Miller 1996-1997

Nadia Fahmy-Eid 1995-1996

James A. Leith 1994-1995

Veronica Strong-Boag 1993-1994

Philip Buckner 1992-1993

Gail Cuthbert Brandt 1991-1992

J. E. Rea 1990-1991

Jean-Claude Robert 1989-1990

Cornelius J. Jaenen 1988-1989

H. Blair Neatby 1987-1988

René Durocher 1986-1987

William Acheson 1985-1986

Susan M. Trofimenkoff 1984-1985

Ramsay Cook 1983-1984

Jean-Pierre Wallot 1982-1983

John Kendle 1981-1982

Pierre Savard 1980-1981

Robert C. Brown 1979-1980

Desmond P. Morton 1978-1979

David M.L. Farr 1977-1978

Margaret E. Prang 1976-1977

Jacques Monet, s.j. 1975-1976

J.B. Conacher 1974-1975

S.F. Wise 1973-1974

Lewis G. Thomas 1972-1973

Ivo N. Lambi 1971-1972

W.R. Graham 1970-1971

Fernand Ouellet 1969-1970

Peter B. Waite 1968-1969

J.M.S. Careless 1967-1968

R.M. Saunders 1966-1967

Margaret A. Ormsby 1965-1966

Mason Wade 1964-1965

Marcel Trudel 1963-1964

Hilda Neatby 1962-1963

R.A. Preston 1961-1962

W.K. Ferguson 1960-1961

W.L. Morton 1959-1960

L'abbé A. D'Eschambault 1958-1959

W. Kaye Lamb 1957-1958  

D.G. Creighton 1956-1957

G.F.G. Stanley 1955-1956

J.J. Talman 1954-1955

M.H. Long 1953-1954

C.P. Stacey 1952-1953

Jean Bruchési 1951-1952

George E. Wilson 1950-1951

A.L. Burt 1949-1950

L'abbé Arthur Maheux 1948-1949

Fred H. Soward 1947-1948

H.N. Fieldhouse 1946-1947

Frank H. Underhill 1945-1946

W.N. Sage 1944-1945

George W. Brown 1943-1944

A.R.M. Lower 1942-1943

Fred Landon 1941-1942

Gustave Lanctôt 1940-1941

J.B. Brebner 1939-1940

R.G. Trotter 1938-1939

D.C. Harvey 1937-1938

Chester W. New 1936-1937

E.R. Adair 1935-1936

F.J. Audet 1934-1935

Duncan McArthur 1933-1934

J.C. Webster 1932-1933

F.W. Howay 1931-1932

Sir Robert L. Borden 1930-1931

Hon. Rodolphe Lemieux 1929-1930

Chester Martin 1928-1929

A.G. Doughty 1927-1928

George M. Wrong 1926-1927

Hon. Thomas Chapais 1925-1926

L.J. Burpee 1922-1925

 

These are the presidential addresses that were given by CHA presidents at the CHA Annual Meeting between 1922 and 2017.

Year  Bibliographic Reference 
2017 Joan Sangster, " Confronting Our Colonial Past: Reassessing Political Alliances over Canada’s Twentieth Century". New Series, Vol. 28.1 / Nouvelle série, vol. 28.1, 1-43.
2015 Dominique Marshall, "Children's Drawings and Humanitarian Aid: Transnational Expressions and Exhibitions". New Series, Vol. 26.1 / Nouvelle série, vol. 26.1, 36-65.
2013

Lyle Dick, “On Local History and Local Historical Knowledge”. New Séries, Vol. 24 / Nouvelle série, vol. 24, 1-24.

2011

Mary Lynn Stewart, “Historians Without Borders”. New Séries, Vol. 22 / Nouvelle série, vol. 22, 1-15.

2009

Craig Heron, “Harold, Marg, and the Boys: The Relevance of Class in Canadian History”. New Séries, Vol. 20 / Nouvelle série, vol. 20, 1-26.

2007

Margaret Conrad, “Public History and its Discontents or History in the Age of Wikipedia.  New Séries, Vol. 18 / Nouvelle série, vol. 18, 1-26.

2005

Gerald Friesen, “Space and Region in Canadian History”. New Séries, Vol. 16 / Nouvelle série, vol. 16, 1-22.

2003

Mary Vipond, “The Mass Media in Canadian History: The Empire Day Broadcast of 1939". New Séries, Vol. 14 / Nouvelle série, vol. 14, 3-21.

2001

Chad Gaffield, "Historical Thinking, C.P. Snow’s Two Cultures, and a Hope for the Twenty-First Century". New Séries, Vol. 12 / Nouvelle série, vol. 12, 3-25.

2000  Irving Abella, Jews, Human Rights, and the Making of Canada. New Séries, Vol. 11 / Nouvelle série, vol. 11, 3-15.
1999 Gregory Kealey, " The Empire Strikes Back: The Nineteenth-Century Origins of the Canadian Secret Service". New Séries, Vol. 10 / Nouvelle série, vol. 10, 3-18.
1998

Judith Fingard, The Historical and the Personal. New Séries, Vol. 9 / Nouvelle série, vol. 9, 3-13.

1997

J.R. Miller, "The Invisible Historian," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada, New Series, Vol. 8 / Nouvelle série, Vol. 8, 3-18.
1996 Nadia Fahmy-Eid, "Histoire comparée, histoire plus vraie? Quelques balises et des promesses d'avenir," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada, New Series, Vol. 7 / Nouvelle série, Vol. 7, 3-18.
1995 James A. Leith, "The Future of the Past in Canada on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada, New Series, Vol. 6 / Nouvelle série, Vol. 6, 3-17.
1994 Veronica Strong-Boag, "Contested Space: The Politics of Canadian Memory," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada, New Series, Vol. 5 / Nouvelle série, Vol. 5, 3-17.
1993 Phillip Buckner, "Whatever happened to the British Empire?" Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada, New Series, Vol. 4 / Nouvelle série, Vol. 4, 3-32.
1992 Gail Cuthbert Brandt, "National Unity and the Politics of Political History," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada, New Series, Vol. 3 / Nouvelle série, Vol. 3, 3-11.
1991 J.E. Rea, "A View from the Lectern," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada, New Series, Vol. 2 / Nouvelle série, Vol. 2, 3-16.
1990 Jean-Claude Robert, "Historiens, archives et archivistes: un ménage à trois," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada, New Series, Vol. 2 / Nouvelle série, Vol. 2, 3-15.
1989 Cornelius J. Jaenen, L'autre en Nouvelle-France / The Other in Early Canada, Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-12.
1988 H. Blair Neatby, "Visions and Revisions: The View from the Presidents' Offices of Ontario Universities Since the Second World War," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-15.
1987 René Durocher, "Le repatriement du Québec," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-8.
1986 William Acheson, "Doctoral Theses and the Discipline of History in Canada, 1967 and 1985," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-10.
1985 Susan Mann Trofimenkoff, "Gossip in History," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-10.
1984 Ramsay Cook, "Tillers and Toilers: The Rise and Fall of Populism in Canada in the 1890s," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-20.
1983 Jean-Pierre Wallot, "Frontière ou fragment du système atlantique: Des idées étrangères dans l'identité bas-canadienne au début du XIXe siècle," Historical apers. Communications historiques, 1-29.
1982 John Kendle, "The Scholar and the State Revisited: Further Words of Caution," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-10.
1981 Pierre Savard, "Splendeurs et misères de Clio," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-7.
1980 Robert Craig Brown, "Biography in Canadian History," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-8.
1979 Desmond Morton, "History and Nationality in Canada: Variations on an Old Theme," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-10.
1978 David M.L. Farr, "The View of History in the Making of Canada's External Policies," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-17.
1977 Margaret Prang, "National Unity and the Uses of History," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 3-12.
1976 Jacques Monet, "Communauté et continuité: vers un nouveau passé," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 3-11.
1975 J.B. Conacher, "Graduate Studies in History in Canada: The Growth of Doctoral Programmes," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-15.
1974 S.F. Wise, "Liberal Consensus or Ideological Battleground: Some Reflections on the Hartz Thesis," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-14.
1973 Lewis G. Thomas, "Associations and Communications," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-12.
1972 Ivo N. Lambi, "Fifty Years of the Canadian Historical Association: What Next?" Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-10.
1971 Roger Graham, "The Scholar and the State: A Word of Caution," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-12.
1970 Fernand Ouellet, "L'histoire sociale du Bas-Canada: Bilan et perspectives de recherches," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-18.
1969 Peter B. Waite, "The Edge of the Forest," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-13.
1968 J.M.S. Careless, "Somewhat Narrow Horizons," Historical papers. Communications historiques, 1-10.
1967 Richard M. Saunders, "The Historian and the Nation," Historical papers presented at the annual meeting - the Canadian Historical Association / Communications historiques présentées à l'assemblée annuelle - la Société historique du Canada, 1-9.
1966 Margaret A. Ormsby, "A Horizontal View," Historical papers presented at the annual meeting - the Canadian Historical Association / Communications historiques présentées à l'assemblée annuelle - la Société historique du Canada, 1-13.
1965 Mason Wade, "A View from the South," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-12.
1964 Marcel Trudel, "Les premiers balbutiements du blinguisme, 1524-1634," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-8.
1963 Hilda Neatby, "Jean-Olivier Briand: A 'Minor Canadien'," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-18.
1962 Richard A. Preston, "Breakers Ahead and a Glance Behind," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-16.
1961 W.K. Ferguson, "Some Problems of Historiography," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-12.
1960 W.L. Morton, "The Relevance of Canadian History," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-17.
1959 No presidential address/ Pas d'allocution présidentielle
1958 W. Kay Lamb, Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-12.
1957 D.G. Creighton, Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-12.
1956 George F. G. Stanley, "Act or Pact? Another Look at Confederation," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-25.
1955 J.J. Talman, "The Impact of the Railway on a Pioneer Community," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-12.
1954 H.M. Long, "The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-11.
1953 C.P. Stacey, "The Backbone of Canada," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-13.
1952 Jean Bruchési, "L'enseignement de l'histoire du Canada," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-13.
1951 George E. Wilson, "Wider Horizons," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-11.
1950 A.L. Burt, "Broad Horizons," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-10.
1949 Arthur Maheux, "A Dilemma for our Culture," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-6.
1948 F.H. Soward, "Then and Now: 1848 and 1948," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 1-11.
1947 No presidential address/ Pas d'allocution présidentielle
1946 Frank H. Underhill, "Some Reflections on the Liberal Tradition in Canada," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-17.
1945 Walter N. Sage, "Where Stands Canadian History?" Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-14.
1944 George W. Brown, "Canada in the Making," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-15.
1943 A.R.M. Lower, "Two Ways of Life: The Primary Antithesis of Canadian History," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-18.
1942 Fred Landon, "The Canadian Scene, 1880-1890," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-18.
1941 Gustave Lanctot, "Les historiens d'hier et l'histoire d'aujourd'hui," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-14.
1940 J.B. Brebner, "Canadianism," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-15.
1939 Reginald D. Trotter, "The Appalachian Barrier in Canadian History," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-21.
1938 D.C. Harvey, "History and its Uses in Pre-Confederation Nova Scotia," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-16.
1937 Chester W. New, "The Rebellion of 1837 in its Larger Setting," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-17.
1936 E.A. Adair, "The Military Reputation of Major-Genral James Wolfe," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 7-31.
1935 Francis-J. Audet, "Les députés de la vallée de l'Ottawa, 1792-1867," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-23.
1934 Duncan McArthur, "Canadian Archives and the Writing of Canadian History," 5-17.
1933 J. Clarence Webster, "The Classics of Acadia," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-12.
1932 F.W. Howay, "An Outline Sketch of the Maritime Fur Trade," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-14.
1931 Robert Borden, "Problem of an efficient Civil Service," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-34.
1930 Rodolphe Lemieux, "Le quatrième centenaire de la découverte du Canada," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-9.
1929 Chester Martin, "Sir Edmund Head and Canadian Confederation, 1851-1858," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-14.
1928 A.G. Doughty, "The Awakening of Canadian Interest in the Northwest," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-11.
1927 George M. Wrong, "The Historian's Problem," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-7.
1926 Thomas Chapais, "La critique en histoire," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 5-13.
1925 Lawrence J. Burpee, "Canada as a Field for Historical Research," Report of the annual meeting - Canadian Historical Association, 7-11.
1924 Lawrence J. Burpee, Annual report - Canadian Historical Association, 9-17.
1923 Lawrence J. Burpee, Annual report - Canadian Historical Association, 9-13.
1922 Lawrence J. Burpee, Annual report - Canadian Historical Association, 7-8.

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