Margaret Conrad, historian, Maritime Loyalists, Planters
University of New Brunswick
Margaret Conrad has published widely in the fields of Atlantic Canada history and Women’s Studies. Her major works include (with James K. Hiller) Atlantic Canada: A Concise History (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2006), (with Alvin Finkel) a widely-used Canadian history text, History of the Canadian Peoples (Toronto: Addison Wesley Longman, 1993-2009), and (with Toni Laidlaw and Donna Smyth) No Place Like Home: The Diaries and Letters of Nova Scotia Women, 1771-1938 (Halifax: Formac, 1988). A founding member of Acadia University’s Planter Studies Centre, Professor Conrad has edited four publications on the New England Planters in the Maritimes. She is also the moving spirit behind the Atlantic Canada Portal designed to support research on the Atlantic region and she has supervised the production of three websites on New Brunswick Loyalists for the Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives (http://atlanticportal.hil.unb.ca/acva).A member Acadia University’s history department from 1969 to 2002, Professor Conrad was awarded a Canada Research Chair at the University of New Brunswick in 2002. In 1995 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and she is the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and an Officer of the Order of Canada (2004).