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Introducing Borealia - group blog on early Canadian history

Keith Grant and Denis McKim

Borealia (bor-ee-al-ya) is a new academic group blog on early Canadian history that can be found at

We’re convinced that the field of early Canadian history is vibrant, and we’re also convinced that these stories are best placed in large continental, Atlantic, or global frames.

(Yes, we’re using “early Canada,” but it’s for convenience—not teleology!)

The goal of Borealia is to provide an energetic, professional, and respectful space for conversation about research and teaching in early Canadian history. We believe that a dedicated forum for discussion, alongside broader historical associations and publications, will nurture informal networks of scholars and will demonstrate the vitality of the field among colleagues and the public.