The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) will hold its 40th annual conference from 23 to 25 April 2015 at the newly-opened Canada House (23April at 6.00pm) and the British Library Conference Centre, St Pancras, London (24-25 April, 9.00am-6.00pm).

CANADIAN STUDIES IN BRITAIN, 1975-2015 – AN OPEN CALL

DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: FRIDAY 30 JANUARY 2015

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of BACS we have issued an open call for papers for the April 2015 conference. Individual papers (20 minutes maximum) and panels of 2, 3 or 4 papers (90 minutes maximum) are invited on any aspect of Canadian Studies including Canadian history, politics, international relations, literature, film, art, society, etc.  Proposals for entire panels and/or papers with an anniversary theme will be especially welcome.

Outline proposals (250-500 words per paper plus brief c.v. or c.vs) should be submitted by Friday 30 January 2015 to Dr Luke Flanagan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and/or Dr Tony McCulloch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paper proposals will normally be reviewed and answered within 48 hours in order to expedite conference planning and registration

Confirmed speakers are:

Payam Akhavan on ‘Canada and Human Rights at Home and Abroad’

Guy LaForest on ‘The Quebec Conference – 150 Years Later’

Gillian Roberts on ‘Diverging Parallels: Canadian Literature and the Canada-US Border’

Jocelyn Létourneau on ‘Canadians and their Past’

Prizes for the best conference papers presented by an early career researcher, a doctoral student and a Masters or undergraduate student will be awarded at the conference dinner.



REGISTRATION NOW OPEN  


Attendance charges for the 40th anniversary conference have been completely revised and are now lower than in recent years – including free attendance for all student presenters!

For full details of conference charges please see below.

Registration for the conference – via Eventbrite - is now open at the following link:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/40th-annual-british-association-for-canadian-studies-conference-tickets-13456010289



DESCRIPTION OF CONFERENCE PACKAGES, ETC


Standard package - £180.00

·         Attendance at opening keynote address and reception hosted by the Canadian High Commission at Canada House from 6.00pm on Thursday 23 April.
·         Registration for conference at British Library on Friday 24, 9.00am-5.00pm & Saturday 25 April, 9.00am-5.00pm.
·         Lunches on Friday 24 & Saturday 25 April.
·         Morning and afternoon refreshments on Friday 24 & Saturday 25 April.
·         BACS membership and BJCS subscription, April 2015-April 2016, including 2 print and digital issues of the British Journal of Canadian Studies and on-line access to the BJCS archive.
·         Please note that the conference dinner on Friday 24 April is not included and has to be purchased separately if you wish to attend (see below)
·         Please note that accommodation is not included in this package.


Concessionary package - £90.00


·         As package 1 above - the concessionary package is for attendees who are students not presenting a paper, or retirees or unwaged. Students who are presenting a paper should choose the next category.
·         Please note that the conference dinner on Friday 24 April is not included and has to be purchased separately if you wish to attend (see below)
·         Please note that accommodation is not included in this package.
     

Student presenter package - free


·         As packages 1 and 2 above but without the BJCS subscription - complimentary attendance is available to all students who are presenting a paper at the conference once their paper proposal has been confirmed by the conference committee. Presenters will be informed whether their proposal has been accepted within 48 hours of submission.
·         Please note that the conference dinner on Friday 24 April is not included and has to be purchased separately if you wish to attend (see below).
·         Please note that the BJCS annual subscription, 2015-2016, is not included but can be purchased separately (see below).
·         Please note that accommodation is not included in this package.


Day rate - £60.00 per day (standard) or £30.00 per day (concessionary)

The day rate includes:

·         Registration for conference on selected day (or days)
·         BACS membership, April 2015-April 2016
·         Lunch on selected day (or days)
·         Refreshments on selected day (or days)
·         Please note that the opening keynote is not included but can be attended (see below)
·         Please note that the conference dinner and the BJCS annual subscription are not included but can be purchased separately (see below). Accommodation is also not included.

Keynote opening event  – no charge but attendees must register via Eventbrite
The keynote includes entrance to the opening event at Canada House with a headline speaker (Dr Payam Akhavan on ‘Canada and Human Rights at Home and Abroad’) and a reception hosted by the Canadian High Commission, from 6.00pm on Thursday 23 April; please make sure you register separately if you are not purchasing a standard or concessionary conference package.


Conference Dinner - £30.00

The conference dinner is an optional event and will be held on the evening of Friday 24 April at Browns Restaurant, Covent Garden, from 6.30pm. The cost is £30.00 per person (main course, dessert, wine and coffee). Conference prizes will be awarded at the dinner.


BJCS subscription - £50.00 (standard) or £25.00 (concessionary)

A BJCS subscription for the year April 2015-April 2016 can be purchased by anyone whose conference package does not include the subscription or who is not attending the conference at all. The annual BJCS subscription includes BACS membership as well as 2 print and digital issues of the British Journal of Canadian Studies and access to the BJCS archive.


BACS membership - £20.00 (standard) or £10.00 (concessionary)

BACS membership can be purchased or renewed via Eventbrite without attending the annual conference or taking out a subscription to the BJCS.


Hotel accommodation

There is a wide variety of hotel accommodation in the area of the British Library Conference Centre.

The University of London usually recommends the Imperial Group of hotels which includes 6 nearby hotels ranging from the County (£52.00 p.n. single, £65.00 p.n. double – N.B. not en suite) to The Imperial (£95.00 p.n.  single, £126.00 p.n.  double). Other hotels include the Tavistock, The Royal National, the President and the Bedford. The Royal National Hotel has triple rooms for £110.00 per night, i.e. about £36.00 per person per night. All rooms are en suite except at the County Hotel.

Various packages are available (including a complimentary 3 course dinner on the first evening for stays of 2 or more days at each hotel except the County).

Rooms can be booked on-line at http://www.imperialhotels.co.uk


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