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The Newsletter: October

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Welcome to the October edition of the Newsletter!

New Release

Under Siege: The Independent Labour Party in Interwar Britain will be released at the end of next month! Drawing extensively on the ILP’s Labour Leader and other contemporary left-wing newspapers, as well as on ILP publications and internal party documents, Ian Bullock examines the debates and ideological battles of the ILP during the tumultuous interwar period. He argues that the ILP made a lasting contribution to British politics in general, and to the modern Labour Party in particular, by preserving the values of democratic socialism during the interwar period.


Thank you to everyone who joined us in Winnipeg for the launch of An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Land by Jennifer S. H. Brown. The launch event was held during the American Society for Ethnohistory’s annual conference where Jennifer was honoured with a lifetime achievement award!

We celebrated Open Access Week in October along with many other international advocates for open access. As it is our ten year anniversary this year, we looked at what we have learned since becoming Canada’s first open access press. Spoiler alert: we have learned a lot. We presented “The Truth about Open Access Publishing” to our colleagues here at Athabasca University and you can watch the recording on YouTube.

University Press Week is next week! This annual celebration raises awareness about the importance of high quality scholarship and the part that university presses play in bringing that knowledge to the reader. Stay tuned for a blog post and follow #UPweek for updates!

Parkland Institute is holding its annual conference from November 17–19. We’ll be there on the Saturday with a pile of books for you to buy. We are looking forward to hearing Harsha Walia’s Saturday afternoon plenary, “Racism, Austerity, and Precarity: Canada’s Role in the Migrant Crisis.”


Karine Duhamel reviewed My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell by Arthur Bear Chief for Canada’s History.

Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability was reviewed in the Community Development Journal.

Our latest book by Jennifer S. H. Brown, An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Land was reviewed by Holly Doan in Blacklock’s Reporter.


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