Intersections offers news and comment on matters of interest to professional historians in Canada. Published three times a year, it is available online and also distributed by mail to CHA members. The editor of Intersections are Matthew Bellamy and Jean-Philippe Warren. We welcome your submissions to Intersections. If you have additional questions about submissions, please do not hesitate to contact the French-language and English-language editors.
The deadlines for submissions are 1 March, 1 July and 1 October. All submissions for Intersections should be sent directly to both editors, if possible, or to the CHA office, firstname.lastname@example.org. Typically, Intersections is published a few weeks after the deadline – this allows for translation and other delays. Intersections is placed online on the CHA website at the time of the publication of the next number. Past issues of Intersections are made available to the public on our website. Copyright is held by the CHA.
All submissions should be carefully edited before they are sent to the editors. Spellings of all proper names should be checked. Light copy editing may be done by the editors, but all Intersections submissions are expected to arrive in print ready condition. The editors may wish to reduce the length of a submission in consultation with the author.
All submissions should include the full name of the author, their institutional affiliation (if any), and contact information including telephone number.
You would like to place an ad in Intersections? Please fill out this form and return to the CHA office.
Articles are normally about 800 words in length but longer or shorter articles are accepted. A journalistic style is preferred with few, if any, footnotes.
Intersections is first and foremost the newsletter of the CHA bringing you information about the association’s activities. This includes reports and updates from CHA council members and everything related to the annual conference and general meeting. In addition, we seek to publish articles on a broad range of subjects of interest to practicing historians in Canada. Unusual research projects, controversies in public history or thoughtful reviews of museum exhibits, historic sites or any other place that might be of interest to our membership, could provide the basis for a great article for Intersections. We welcome your ideas.
Currently, we have two feature columns that appear in every issue. These are: History on the Web and a column prepared by the Graduate Student Liaison. Would you like to be a columnist for Intersections?
Obituaries are accepted for any historian (academic, public or other) that spent his or her working life in Canada, for historians outside of Canada whose work dealt in some respect with Canadian topics, and former members of the CHA.
Obituaries should be less than 800 words in length and focus on the professional life of the individual. The author or source must be identified. Photographs are welcome and should be in a conventional digital format such as jpeg. Please provide a photo credit.
We regularly print calls for papers, information for upcoming conferences, and report new exhibits at museums, universities and historic sites. Please send your information directly to the editors. Some of this information may also be posted on the website.
We annually publish an issue focusing on history departments at universities and colleges across the country. “News from the Field” is collected in the fall through request made to chairs of departments.
Only photographs and images for which copyright has been obtained can be used. Authors who submit photographs, etc. must have approvals in advance. All should be sent electronically in a digital format.
Please contact Michel Duquet at the CHA Office should you have any questions:
1912-130, Albert Street
Tel.: (613) 233-7885
Fax: (613) 565-5445
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - ISSUE #5.3
Canadian History Beyond the National Boundary
For the past twenty years – at least! – historians have been invited to broaden their scope and explore new geographical terrains from many different perspectives. They have engaged in world history, global history, connected history, wider-world history, transnational history, or comparative history.
Historians have been motivated to do so because they believe that Canada’s history has always been entangled with that of the rest of the world. They underscore how a proper understanding of the Canadian past cannot leave Asia, Africa, or Latin America out of the picture.
Others, however, have been motivated to move beyond the national boundary because they believe that a greater engagement with the histories of other societies in far-flung regions is a valuable exercised in its own right. Developments elsewhere do not have to have a direct and lasting effect on the Canadian experience to be profoundly meaningful.
The next issue of Intersections is thus dedicated to furthering our understanding of developments abroad from either of these two competing perspectives.
Among many possible topics, the special issue is interested in:
- Stories on geographical locations that extend beyond North American and Europe.
- Migration and immigration.
- Travel, pilgrimage, missions.
- Trade, commercial transaction.
- Representations of the Other.
All topics of interest are accepted, no matter the geographic location and the historical period.
The special issue has three purposes:
- To widen the scope of our historical knowledge (Canadian or foreign).
- To better appreciate the vast spectrum of research conducted by historians nationwide.
- To serve as a pedagogical tool in high school, cégep, and university classes.
The submitted work should include:
- A short text (600-800 words). Please note that the word count limit of 800 words is very strict and must not be exceeded.
- If they so wish, they may include a copyright-free image that could act as a teaser of sort to get readers’ attention. (Not compulsory)
- A short bibliography of 4 or 5 references. (Not compulsory)
- A two-line bio.
The deadline for submission is 23 September, 2022.
Submissions to be sent to the CHA office, email@example.com. They should include the full name of the author, and contact information.
Matthew Bellamy Jean-Philippe Warren