Call for entries: New book on Monuments and Statues in Canada's Capital Region

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020


Carleton University professors Tonya Davidson (Sociology) and David Dean (History), editors of a book entitled Monumental Memories: A Critical Reading of Memorials, Monuments, and Statues in Canada’s Capital Region, are calling for proposals for entries written by historians, art historians, sociologists, urban planners, artists, veterans, and others.

The book, which will be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, will be a critically engaged, scholarly, yet accessible encyclopedia of the more than 70 monuments in the National Capital Region.

Each entry will be between 500-2000 words with one illustration. The monuments for the book are defined as stand-alone built commemorations to individuals, places, events, or concepts, that are located in public space.

By calling for proposals from a range of experts, the editors hope to bring a diversity of perspectives that will allow readers to think about monuments as art objects, as policy dilemmas, as sites for photographic and other artistic interventions, contested sites of mourning, composites of bronze and granite, etc.

Note: The call for proposals does not include submissions for the following monuments: Thomas D’Arcy McGee, Building Trade Workers Monument, and the Mackenzie-Papineau monument.

Click here for the criteria for each submission. Deadline for submissions is December 10, 2020.

For a list of monuments that entries are being recruited for, contact