York historian Craig Heron elected vice-president of CHA

Craig HeronCraig Heron (right), professor of history and social science in York’s Faculty of Arts, was elected vice-president of the Canadian Historical Association at its annual meeting in London, Ont., in May.

Heron is a social historian whose sixth and most recent book, Booze, details the history of drink in Canada (see story in the Sept. 28, 2003 issue of YFile). He will begin his one-year term in June 2006 when York is set to host the CHA’s 85th annual spring meeting, of which he is also a co-chair. He will then serve two years as CHA president and another year as past-president.

The theme of the 2006 meeting is “The City: Global Histories” and the call for papers due by Oct. 31, has been issued.

Papers are invited on all aspects of the histories of cities, suburbs, towns, villages, and settlements, their inter-relationships and their relationships with larger regions in any historical period and around the globe. Proposals addressing themes on this subject in any national or ethnic context will be given priority in arranging sessions. Internationally comparative papers or transnational sessions with papers from more than one national or ethnic context are particularly encouraged. As in past CHA meetings, other topics will also be included as space allows.