This welcome message is designed to provide you with basic information about this network. It contains information on using the list (managing your subscription; tips on contacting and communicating via the list; mailing addresses of the list editors; a list of the current editorial board); rules for posting (style, editorial practice); information about the network's associated service on the World Wide Web; and contact information about the network's parent, H-Net.

I. The H-CANADA Network: Scope, Content, Purpose.

The purpose of H-Canada is to provide a forum discussing the history of Canada and other related subjects (sociology, political studies, literature, women's studies, Canadian studies etc). There are no chronological or topical limits. H-Canada is a bilingual (French and English) discussion list. Messages are posted in the language in which they were sent. Subscription is free, and subscribers will automatically receive messages in their computer mailboxes. Messages can be saved, discarded, copied, printed out, or relayed to someone else. It is like a daily newsletter or an ongoing, moderated "roundtable" discussion.

The primary purpose of H-Canada is to stimulate dialogue among scholars who study Canadian history. H-Canada enables scholars in history and related disciplines to: communicate current research and research interests; discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods, and tools of analysis; and test new ideas, and share comments and tips on teaching.

II. Editors.

The editors serve two-year renewable terms, with the approval of the H-Net Executive Committee and rotate their duties. The current editor will be identified in all messages coming from the list. The editors will solicit postings (by email, phone and even by regular mail), will assist people in managing subscriptions and setting up options, will handle routine inquiries, and will consolidate some postings. Anyone with suggestions about what H-CANADA can and might do is invited to send in ideas. The editors will solicit and post newsletter-type information (calls for conferences, for example, or listings of sessions at conventions.) Like all H-Net lists, H-CANADA is moderated to edit out material that, in the editors' opinion, is not germane to the list, involves technical matters (such as subscription management requests), is inflammatory, or violates evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette. Please read section III below for details about ownership, style, formatting, and content of your messages. H-Net's procedure for resolving disputes over list editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.20 of our Council Policies, located at:

For a list of current editors, visit:

III. Communicating Through the List.

1.) To send your own message to all subscribers, send an email note directly to Please see details below on style and formatting of messages to the list.

2.) To REPLY to a message so that all subscribers can read it, be sure that the outgoing reply is directed to, and not to the original author or to the editor. Replies intended only for individual authors should be sent directly to the author.

3.) Contributions: "Netiquette." The tone and content of H-CANADA depend directly on subscribers. The editors want to encourage lively, informal, productive discussion and exchange of information. To that end, we ask that contributions be considerate of the needs of a busy audience of scholars, many of whom must pay for their access to the internet. A number of excellent guides to online behaviour and style are available on the World Wide Web; we invite you consult them.

-- ALL MAIL TO THE LIST MUST BE SIGNED. The editors will delay posting until authorship and email address are confirmed.

-- CONTENT: Editors retain the right to review material for its pertinence, tone, style, and relevance to the list's mission. Ad hominems, unattributed quotations or innuendo, private messages forwarded for posting without permission, or messages that violate the norms of civility and professional courtesy will be rejected. Persistent violators can be removed from the subscription list.

-- STYLE: the default editorial style for the list is that of a letter to the editor. Your remarks can be crafted to suit the tone of an existing discussion thread, but in any case they should address the editor and not make direct personal references to others, except where you are replying directly to a simple query (e.g., "you can find this information in Webster's Third International Dictionary."). Avoid excessive quotation of messages you refer or reply to.

-- FORMAT: Please send messages in plain text: no styles, html, special fonts, graphics files, or nonstandard characters (except diacriticals, which are acceptable). Signature files are subject to editing for content and length. Advertisements in signatures will be removed. Remove or turn off .vcf, digital signatures, or other automatic attachments. As a rule, editors do not redistribute attachments to the list; consider posting the material at a web site, or consult with the editor concerning proper venues for publication.

4.) Copyright notice. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. H-Net considers all messages posted to its lists to be a form of publication. All contributions to H-CANADA fall under Art. III, Sec. 3.01-3.08 of the H-Net Council Policies concerning copyright and intellectual property:

"H-Net is a nonprofit communications service intended to advance the teaching, research, and service of scholars, educators, and students. Preserving copyright rights is a collective responsibility: H-Net users and editors must respect the intellectual property of others. Consistent with the objective of encouraging creativity in scholarship and education, editors and users are encouraged to transmit copyrighted works to or through H-Net, with the express permission of the copyright holder or in accordance with the fair use provisions of copyright law. H-Net considers posting to H-Net lists or Web, as contrasted with private e-mail correspondence, to be a form of publication." In general, the author retains copyright rights to publication of any submission to the list, and grants to H-CANADA and H-Net permission to store, disseminate with full attribution, and make available to subscribers such submissions without further permission. Postings (such as H-Net reviews) that are commissioned by H-Net are copyrighted by H-Net and may be reprinted for nonprofit, educational purposes with proper attribution to the author, location, and H-Net. A full copy of the H-Net Bylaws and Council Policies and other important information may be found on the World Wide Web at:

IV. Technical Information.

When you subscribe, LISTSERV will send you a confirmation message containing important information about managing your subscription. Please save this message as a text file for future reference. ALL changes to your subscription must be addressed to, the software that manages the distribution and archiving of list electronic mail. For online help with your subscription, visit:

1.) To subscribe: Normally, receiving this message from listserv indicates that you are already subscribed to the list. But should you need to resubscribe, send the following command (turn off signatures, styles/fonts, and word wrap if you expect the line to wrap), as an email message to

sub H-CANADA your name, institution

Example: sub H-CANADA Jane Smith, Illinois State U.

Follow the instructions in the reply that LISTSERV will send you in response to this command.

2.) To unsubscribe, logon to the computer account from which you subscribed to the list, and send this message to


Please unsubscribe from H-CANADA and all other mailing lists if you are terminating a particular computer account. You can then resubscribe from the new account.

3.) To change your subscription address: if you have access to your old account, login to it and send the command:

CHANGE listname newaddress


You then must login to the NEW account to confirm the change, or it will not be executed. If you do not have access to your old account, then write to the list address and have an editor make the change for you; be sure to provide your old and new addresses.

4.) If you are away for an extended period, suspend H-CANADA email by sending this to


5.) After vacation, you can resume by sending to


6.) If you prefer to receive one daily digest of all posts to H-CANADA instead of various individual posts, you can do so by sending this to


To return to individual messages, send the following message:


V. The H-CANADA Site on the World Wide Web

In addition to providing interactive communications via electronic mail, H-CANADA also maintains a site on the World Wide Web. The site is located on the H-Net server at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. It is located at The H-CANADA web site contains the following information and services:

- The archives of the H-CANADA list, known as its "logs." They are in searchable and sortable format. - The network's official documents: its welcome files, lists of board members and editors, contact information, and other founding and information documents. - Hypertext links to resources in our subject: teaching materials, research archives, other lists.

VI. Advisory Board.

H-CANADA's daily activities are managed by the editors. Its long-term policies are developed by the advisory board. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact the current editor. Board members referee incoming articles, reviews, and teaching materials; establish basic subscription restrictions and policy; advise the editors on disputes among editors and subscribers; monitor the list and make active contributions to discussion; and serve as the subscribers' voice in H-Net affairs. You are encouraged to contact any or all of the editorial board members with ideas and concerns about H-CANADA.

For a list of the current advisory board, visit:

VII. Our Parent Organization: H-Net

H-Net is an international consortium of scholars in the humanities and social sciences that creates and coordinates electronic networks, using a variety of media, and with a common objective of advancing humanities and social science teaching and research. H-Net was created to provide a positive, supportive, egalitarian environment for the friendly exchange of ideas and scholarly resources.

The goals of H-NET networks are to enable scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to share information on electronic databases; and to test new ideas and share comments on the literature in their fields.

H-Net's Bylaws and Council Policies, along with a list of its officers and committees, is available at:

Among H-Net's many services are:

- Book and software reviews: timely, exhaustive, authoritative, professional, fast. Mailed through our lists and stored in searchable, printable, retrievable format on our site at the World Wide Web.

- Job guide postings: at regular intervals, H-Net offers employment information in a broad array of fields in the humanities and social sciences.

- H-Net calendar: announcements of conferences, papers, and professional activities, archived and searchable at our web site. You can visit our site and sample these and other services, at:


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Associate Director: Heather Hawley
Michigan State University

Vous vous �tes abonn� � H-Canada, une liste de discussion �lectronique internationale cr��e par H-Net, "Humanitie On-Line". Le but de H-Canada est de favoriser les �changes portant sur l'histoire du Canada et d'autres sujets connexes (sociologie, �tudes politiques, litterature, �tudes des femmes, �tudes canadiennes etc). Il n'y a aucune limite chronologique ou th�matique aux discussions. H-Canada fonctionne dans les deux langues officielles du Canada (fran�ais et anglais). Les messages sont transmis dans leur langue d'origine. L'abonnement � H-Canada est gratuit; les abonn�s re�oivent automatiquement les messages provenant de la liste; ceux-ci leur sont achemin�s dans leur boite aux lettres �lectronique. L'abonn� peut conserver, detruire, copier, imprimer les messages ou les faire suivre � quelqu'un d'autre. La liste ressemble � un bulletin d'informations quotidien et � une "table ronde" dirig�e par un ou des animateurs/moderateurs.

L'objectif premier de H-Canada est de favoriser le dialogue entre les Canadianistes, historiens ou sp�cialistes d'autres disciplines, afin de communiquer des resultats de recherche, de traiter des domaines de recherche en histoire canadienne, de discuter de communications, de livres, ou d'articles r�cents, de m�me que des probl�matiques, des methodes, ou des outils d'analyse; la liste servira �galement � proposer des id�es nouvelles et � partager des exp�riences p�dagogiques.

Les co-animateurs de la liste H-Canada sont Harold B�rub� de l�Universit� de Sherbrooke (, et Ioana Teodorescu de l�Universit� McGill ( Un comit� de direction, compos� de repr�sentants des diff�rentes tendances de la recherche en histoire ou en �tudes canadiennes, �tablit les lignes de conduite de la liste.


H-Canada distribue des plans de cours, des notes de cours, des bibliographies, des guides de r�daction, des listes de nouveaux fonds documentaires, de catalogues de biblioth�ques et d'archives. La liste fournit aussi des comptes rendus de logiciels, de CD-ROMs, de m�me que des �valuations de corpus de donn�es �lectroniques. H-Canada fait egalement circuler des informations sur les conf�rences � venir, sur les bourses disponibles et sur les emplois offerts. Les abonn�s peuvent soumettre des questions, offrir des commentaires, ou fournir des rapports sur des sujets pertinents. La liste sert aussi a faire circuler l'information concernant de nouvelles parutions. De plus, H-Canada sollicitera des comptes rendus qui seront diffus�s par la liste. Les maisons d'�dition qui publient des manuels d'histoire du Canada sont fortement invit�es � participer a la liste, notamment pour discuter des modifications a apporter aux editions ulterieures.


La liste accepte les questions br�ves comme les documents plus longs. Chaque contribution doit �tre accompagn�e du nom de l'auteur de m�me que de son adresse �lectronique; sinon, les animateurs devront ajouter ces indications aux contributions qui leur parviendront. Pour faire parvenir une contribution � la liste, on peut proc�der soit a) en adressant un message � b) en utilisant la commande "reply" de votre logiciel de courrier �lectronique lorsque vous lisez un message en provenance de la liste.


La liste H-Canada n'aura aucun parti pris politique. Les contributions seront toutes examin�es par les animateurs ; les attaques personnelles ["flames"] et les remarques intempestives ne seront pas accept�es, non plus que les textes qui ne servent pas � favoriser les �changes de nature intellectuelle. Toute plainte concernant le travail des animateurs sera soumise au comit� de direction, qui tranchera et communiquera ses d�cisions aux animateurs. Les d�cisions du comit� de direction seront finales.

Le r�le des animateurs consiste essentiellement � s'assurer que les contributions soumises � la liste sont pertinentes. Dans certains cas, il peut s'agir de demandes d'abonnement soumises par erreur � la liste plut�t qu'au serveur de liste. Dans d'autres cas, les contributions devraient �tre achemin�es ailleurs ou ne contribuent pas aux �changes intellectuels. Les animateurs ne toucheront pas au contenu des contributions mais pourront, le cas �ch�ant, modifier l'indication d'objet ("subject line") et ajouter au message le nom et l'adresse �lectronique de l'exp�diteur. Les coordonn�es des animateurs sont:


Faire parvenir � l'adresse Internet un message d'une ligne ayant le format suivant: sub H-Canada pr�nom nom, institution ; par exemple:

sub H-Canada Jean Brunet, Universit� du Lac St-Jean

Si vous �tes reli� au reseau BITNET plut�t qu'a Internet, utilisez l'adresse suivante: LISTSERV@MSU (en majuscules ou en minuscules, peu importe, mais l'orthographe doit �tre respect�e).

H-Canada re�oit l'appui de H-Net, du "National Endowment for the Humanities" du gouvernement am�ricain, de Michigan State University, de m�me que d'une �quipe nombreuse de b�n�voles. L'abonnement est gratuit et la participation n'entraine aucun frais. Les abonn�s doivent detenir une adresse de courrier �lectronique sur Internet ou BITNET, laquelle est assign�e aux professeurs et �tudiants d'universit� par le service de l'informatique de leur institution. On peut obtenir de ce service, ou alors de coll�gues obligeants, des indications sur la fa�on d'utiliser le courrier �lectronique.

Les commandes suivantes vous permettront de g�rer le courrier �lectronique provenant de la liste H-Canada:

a) Pour mettre fin � votre abonnement, faire parvenir le message suivant a (ou LISTSERV@MSU sur BITNET): unsub H-Canada

Pri�re de mettre fin � votre abonnement � H-Canada, comme � toute autre liste du m�me genre, avant l'expiration de votre code d'acc�s, pour quelque raison que ce soit.

b) Si vous d�sirez ne recevoir que la compilation quotidienne des messages ("DIGEST"), plut�t que chaque message au moment ou il est retransmis par la liste, faites parvenir le message suivant au serveur de la liste, (ou LISTSERV@MSU sur BITNET): SET H-CANADA DIGEST

Pour faire reprendre la livraison message par message, faites parvenir au serveur de la liste le message suivant: SET H-CANADA NODIGEST

c) Si vous voulez suspendre la livraison des messages en provenance de la liste en cas d'absence (par exemple, pendant vos vacances), faites parvenir au serveur de la liste le message suivant:


d) Pour faire reprendre la livraison des messages, faites parvenir au serveur de la liste le message suivant:


e) Nous vous prions de noter que les messages destin�s aux membres de la liste doivent �tre expedi�s �, tandis que les messages concernant les abonnements doivent �tre expedi�s � Vous pouvez rejoindre les animateurs par courrier �lectronique aux adresses suivantes: ( pour Harold B�rub�, ou ( pour Forrest Pass.


H-Canada maintient un site sur le Web. Le site est situ� sur le serveur de H-Net � Michigan State University � East Lansing, Michigan, �tats-Unis. L�addresse est web de H-Canada contient les services et documents suivants:

- Les archives de la liste H-Canada.

- Les documents officiels de H-Canada : le message de bienvenue, la liste des redacteurs et membres du comit� de direction, etc. - Les liens aux autres ressources pertinents � H-Canada � des archives, des journaux, des associations, etc.



A. H-Net est une entreprise d'envergure internationale qui vise � faciliter le recours � la communication �lectronique par les sp�cialistes des �tudes humaines. H-Net g�re des listes de discussion �lectronique anim�es par pr�s de 200 sp�cialistes des �tudes humaines en Am�rique du Nord, en Europe et dans la r�gion du Pacifique. Le "National Endowment for the Humanities" fournit un appui financier � H-Net, qui "loge" � Michigan State University.

B. H-Net fournit son appui � pr�s de 90 groupes ou listes de discussion �lectronique dans le domaine des �tudes humaines et des sciences sociales. A l'heure actuelle, les listes ont plus quelque 50 000 abonn�s repartis dans environ 90 pays. Chaque liste est "anim�e" par un ou plusieurs sp�cialistes et est dot�e d'un comit� de direction. H-Net a comme objectifs de faciliter l'�change d'information concernant l'enseignement et la recherche, de favoriser les discussions autour de probl�matiques et de m�thodes nouvelles et d'outils d'analyse nouveaux, de communiquer des renseignements concernant les bases de donn�es �lectroniques, et enfin de faire circuler des id�es nouvelles et des commentaires sur la production historiographique r�cente. Chaque liste s'int�resse �galement aux questions qui touchent l'enseignement dans le domaine auquel elle est consacr�e.

Les listes ont pour fonction de promouvoir le dialogue intellectuel. Elles font circuler des comptes rendus de livres, des offres d'emploi, des plans de cours, des notes de cours, des bibliographies, des inventaires de sources nouvellement disponibles, des guides d'acc�s aux catalogues informatis�s des bibliotheques ou aux r�pertoires des fonds d'archives. Elles offrent aussi des comptes rendus de logiciels, de bases de donn�es et de disques CD-ROM. Les abonn�s sont invit�s a soumettre des questions, des commentaires, des comptes rendus, ou m�me de courts expos�s (une ou deux pages).

Les listes s'adressent � une client�le universitaire et les abonnements doivent �tre approuv�s par les animateurs. Ces derniers vous feront parvenir un bref questionnaire (nom, adresse, domaines de recherche et d'enseignement). Votre abonnement entrera en vigueur lorsque vous aurez rempli le questionnaire et que vous l'aurez retourn� aux animateurs. La confirmation en parviendra directement � votre adresse �lectronique. Si vous avez besoin d'aide, faites parvenir un message �lectronique � email: ou visitez