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Prix et bourses

La Canadian Nautical Research Society/La société canadienne pour la recherche nautique décerne quatre prix et bourses annuels :

Contacter:
Dr William Glover
Chair, Matthews Awards Committee
E-mail: williamglover@sympatico.ca
 

[ Traduction française partielle, en cours. ]

Information, juin 2013: Matthews Awards 2013 pour les prix 2012

For the Keith Matthews Prize for the best book the first Honourable Mention was for Freeman Tovell's translation of Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, 1792: Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra and the Nootka Sound Controversy (Oklahoma University Press). The second Honourable Mention was Roger Sarty's War in the St Lawrence: The Forgotten U-Boat Battles on Canada's Shores (Allen Lane). The winner of the book prize was Chris Bell's Churchill and Sea Power (Oxford University Press).

For the best articles the Honourable Mention was for Samuel Negus "'Conduct Unbecoming of an Officer': Fraudulent Enlistment Practices at US Navy Recruitment Rendezvous during the American Civil War." The winner for the best article was Michael Whitby's "Views from a Different Side of the Jetty: Commodore A.B.F Fraser-Harris and the Royal Canadian Navy, 1946-1964."

Information, mai 2012: Matthews Awards 2012 pour les prix 2011

For the Keith Matthews Prize for the best book the first Honourable Mention was for Freeman Tovell's translation of Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, 1792: Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra and the Nootka Sound Controversy (Oklahoma University Press). The second Honourable Mention was Roger Sarty's War in the St Lawrence: The Forgotten U-Boat Battles on Canada's Shores (Allen Lane). The winner of the book prize was Chris Bell's Churchill and Sea Power (Oxford University Press).

For the best articles the Honourable Mention was for Samuel Negus "'Conduct Unbecoming of an Officer': Fraudulent Enlistment Practices at US Navy Recruitment Rendezvous during the American Civil War." The winner for the best article was Michael Whitby's "Views from a Different Side of the Jetty: Commodore A.B.F Fraser-Harris and the Royal Canadian Navy, 1946-1964."

Keith Matthews was a founding member and first president of the Canadian Nautical Research Society. He taught at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He died suddenly in the mid 1980s. In his memory CNRS established awards for the best book and best article published annually. Awards have been made since at least 1987 for the 1986 publication year.

Best Article. This award is made for the best article published in the society's journal, The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord. This year the awards committee is also recognizing one article with an "Honourable Mention."

The Honourable Mention is presented to Carl Swanson for his article ' "The unspeakable Calamity this poor Province Suffers from Pyrats": South Carolina and the Golden Age of Piracy'

The award for the best article is presented to George Bolotenko for 'Wartime Explosions in Archangel, 1916 - 1917: "Bakaritsa is Burning"; "Ekonomiia is Now a Wasteland"'. This article presents original research in Russian language sources, and Dr Bolotenko provides his own translations of important excerpt. His topic is an event that is almost entirely unknown. His article skilfully sets out the complex chain of events for each of the two disasters, and provides preliminary analysis that will be valuable to specialists. As the article rightly emphasizes, there are important parallels with the Halifax explosion of December 1917, which makes the piece of special interest to Canadian readers.

Best Book. This award is made for the best book written by a Canadian on any maritime subject, or by anyone on a Canadian maritime subject. Again, the awards committee has decided to recognize one book with an Honourable Mention.

The Honourable Mention is presented to Katharine Lochnan for Black Ice: David Blackwood Prints of Newfoundland, which was published by Douglas & McIntyre and the Art Gallery of Ontario. This book offers well written and substantial articles on various aspects of the work of the important Newfoundland artist, David Blackwood. In the words of one committee member: "the Blackwood volume is beautifully produced and a joy to go through".

The award for the best book published in 2011 is presented to James Pritchard for A Bridge of Ships: Canadian Shipbuilding during the Second World War, published by McGill Queen’s University Press. There is prodigious new research from an impressive diversity of sources, both archival and published. No less impressive is the depth and imagination of the analysis, which cogently welds together materials bearing on such wide-ranging subjects as detailed labour practices in shipyards, supply of specific raw materials, national economic policies, and relations between the wartime Allies in little-known areas of logistics. One committee member commented: "It seems to me this book fills a significant gap - as significant in its way as the recent tomes on the RCN itself."

News, May 2011: The CNRS Prizes for the Keith Matthews Awards for Books, 2010 were announced at the Annual General Meeting in Ottawa. Best Book published in 2010 was awarded to Barry Gough for his Historical Dreadnoughts: Arthur Marder, Stephen Roskill and Battles for Naval History, published by Seaforth Publishing, ISBN: 9781848320772 (1848320779) with an honourable mention to William Johnston, William G.P. Rawling, Richard H. Gimblett and John McFarlane, The Seabound Coast: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1867 - 1939, volume 1, published by Dundurn Press.

The Keith Matthews Award for 2009 for best scholarly article in The Northern Mariner was awarded to James Pritchard for The Beaver and the Bear: Canadian Mutual Aid, Ship Repairing and the Soviet Far Eastern Merchant Fleet 1941 - 1945 in Volume XX, No. 2 with an Honourable Mention to Janet Maybee The Persecution of Pilot Mackey in Volume XX, No. 2.

The Gerry Panting Award for New Scholars was shared between Sam McLean and Corbin Williamson for the papers that they presented at the CNRS Annual Conference, Ottawa, 2011.

News, June 2010: The CNRS Prizes for the Keith Matthews Awards for Books, 2009 were announced at the Halifax Annual General Meeting. Best Book published in 2009 was awarded to Professor Eric L. Mills for his The Fluid Envelope of our Planet: How the Study of Ocean Currents Became a Science (University of Toronto Press, ISBN 978-0802-09697-5) with honourable mentions for Dr Richard Gimblett The Naval Service of Canada 1910 - 2010: The Centennial Story (Dundurn Press, ISBN 978-1554-88472-8) and Glyn Williams Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage, (Viking Canada, ISBN 978-0670-06869-2).

The Keith Matthews Award for 2009 for best scholarly article in The Northern Mariner was awarded to Jonathan R. Dull for The Myth of French Abandonment in Volume XIX, No. 1.

The Gerry Panting Award for New Scholars was awarded to Samuel McLean, Wilfred Laurier University, for his paper Richmond and Callender : the hidden debate of 1942 presented at the CNRS Annual Conference, Halifax, 2010.

News, September 2009: The CNRS Prizes for 2008 were announced at the Victoria Annual General Meeting.

News, September 2008: The CNRS Prizes for 2007 were announced at the Québec Annual General Meeting.

 

The Keith Matthews Awards

The Canadian Nautical Research Society (CNRS) holds annual competitions for its prestigious Keith Matthews Awards. These prestigious awards are named after the renowned maritime historian from Memorial University who was also a founder and first president of the CNRS. Keith Matthews died in 1984 and the first award in his name was made the following year.

There are two kinds of awards:

1. The Keith Matthews Award for Best Book

The annual Keith Matthews Award is for the best book published in the previous calendar year on a Canadian nautical subject or by a Canadian on any nautical subject. Monographs and edited collections are eligible and subject matter can include oceanic and inland waters, naval or non-naval, from any discipline. The award is announced at the Society's annual meetings.

Winners of the Keith Matthews Award for Best Book

Please note that the year of the award refers to books published during the previous year.

2010: Eric L. Mills, The Fluid Envelope of our Planet: How the Study of Ocean Currents Became a Science (University of Toronto Press, ISBN 978-0802-09697-5)

Honourable Mention: edited by Richard Gimblett, The Naval Service of Canada 1910 - 2010: The Centennial Story,, (Dundurn Press, ISBN 978-1554-88472-8)

Honourable Mention: Glyn Williams,  Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage (Viking Canada, ISBN 978-0670-06869-2)

2009: Freeman M. Tovell, At the Far Reaches of Empire: The Life of Juan Francisco de la Bodega Y Quadra (UBC Press).

Honourable Mention: Ken McGoogan, Race to the Polar Sea: The Heroic Adventures and Romantic Obsessions of Elisha Kent Kane (HarperCollins)

Honourable Mention: Taras Grescoe, Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood (HarperCollins)

2008: [Veuillez voir