Borealia (bor-ee-al-ya) is an academic group blog on early Canadian history, featuring writing by regular, occasional, and guest contributors. It can be found at http://earlycanadianhistory.ca.

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.

Borealia (“northern”) is a title expansive enough to take in the breadth of our field. We are interested in all regions of what eventually became Canada, to about 1867, and connections to the wider world. We hope our contributors will reflect the diversity of our field, encompassing cultural, intellectual, political, religious, economic, and other perspectives, and will come from every stage of academic careers. We will strive to have content in both English and French. Borealia was launched in 2015.

We hope Borealia will provoke energetic conversations about early Canadian history, and we expect much of this to happen in the Comments section. While extending the conversation or debating a point, we ask all commenters to be professional and courteous—no personal attacks or insulting language. We encourage commenters to use their own names, as our contributors do. The editors reserve the right to remove any comments.

Do you have an idea for a guest post? If you are an academic historian, graduate student, or historical professional, please use the form below to discuss the idea with the editors.

Creative Commons License Borealia: A Group Blog on Early Canadian History is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://earlycanadianhistory.ca. Contributors retain the copyright for their work. For permission to republish, please contact the editors at earlycanadablog[at]gmail.com.

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“Isle Gros Bois just beyond Varennes,” by Elizabeth Simcoe; Watercolour; Simcoe Family fonds [ca. 1792]; Archives of Ontario. The image has been cropped.

The editorial team at Borealia gratefully acknowledges start-up financial support from Elizabeth Mancke, Canada Research Chair, University of New Brunswick.

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