Thursday, June 4, 2015

Climber's Paradise Awarded Prestigious Clio Prize at CHA Ceremonies in Ottawa


Climber's Paradise: Making Canada's Mountain Parks, 1904-1974 by PearlAnn Reichwein was awarded the prestigious Clio Prize. The 2015 competition prize winners were announced at the CHA Annual Meeting at the University of Ottawa on June 2. The annual awards are "for meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to regional history." Dr. Reichwein attended the awards ceremony held during Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Franzoni's Clio (1819).
The book tells the story of mountaineers in Canada's national alpine club and its tenacious advocacy for conservation and parks. The award is named after Clio, Greek muse of history. The distinguished Clio Prize (Prairies) tops honours for her book that was a non-fiction finalist in Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival and IndieFAB Book of the Year (Environment and Ecology) competitions, along with winner of an American Association of University Presses book design award. 

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