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1. CALL FOR PAPERS: War and Peace in Canadian History, BACS History Group conference, 13 July 2007
2. CONFERENCE: The Royal Canadian Navy and Perspectives on the Second World War, 4 May 2007
3. CONFERENCE REMINDER: Rethinking Canadian History, 17-18 May 2007
4. CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th European Seminar for Graduate Students in Canadian Studies
5. CALL FOR PAPERS: Margaret Atwood Studies (new journal)
6. Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies Survey

1. WAR AND PEACE IN CANADIAN HISTORY: a conference to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Vimy Ridge

Call for papers

A one-day conference organised by the BACS History Group at Canada House, Trafalgar Square, on Friday 13 July 2007, 10.30am-5.00pm.

Taking as its starting point the 90th anniversary of Vimy Ridge and the recently released film "Vimy Ridge: Heaven to Hell" (www.yapfilms.com), the conference will explore the impact of war on Canadian history and its relationship with Canada's assumed role as peacemaker and peacekeeper.

Papers (maximum 30 minutes) are invited on any aspect of the main theme of the conference, including the broad theme of war and peace and specific events and issues, eg the South African War, First and Second World Wars, League of Nations, United Nations, Korea, Suez Crisis, 9/11, Gulf Wars, Afghanistan, etc. Although the conference is sponsored by the History Group, papers and perspectives from other disciplines, especially politics and international relations, will be welcomed.

It is intended that papers given at the conference or related to the conference theme will be published as Volume 22 of the London Journal of Canadian Studies in October 2007.

Registration for the conference (to include lunch and refreshments) will be 20 pounds sterling, payable on the day (no charge for presenters). To propose a paper, to attend the conference or for further information (eg re hotel accommodation) please email Tony McCulloch, Director of Canadian Studies and Head of History and American Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The deadline for papers is 18 May 2007.


2. RUSI MEMBERS EVENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION

THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY & NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Friday 4 May 2007

Programme:
0845 Registration and Morning Coffee

0925 Administrative Announcements


SESSION ONE: Opening Address

Chair: Gill Bennett MBE, Associate Fellow, RUSI
0930 Before the Battle- British Planning and Operations: September 1939-June 1940
Professor Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History, Kings College, London


SESSION TWO: Bricks Without Straw: The Emergence of an Oceanic Canadian Navy, 1910-1943
Chair: Dr Richard Gimblett, Command Historian of the Canadian Navy
1015 Dr Roger Sarty, Professor of Military and Canadian History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario

1115 Morning Tea & Coffee

SESSION THREE: From Grey Skies to Brown Water: Canadians in Ocean and Inshore anti-U-boat Operations, 1943-1944

Chair: Dr Richard Gimblett, Command Historian of the Canadian Navy
1145 Dr Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones MBE, Naval Historical Branch, UK Ministry of Defence

1245 Buffet Lunch

SESSION FOUR: A Blue Water Navy: The RCN Overseas, 1943-1945
Chair: Dr Richard Gimblett, Command Historian of the Canadian Navy
1345 Michael Whitby, Senior Naval Historian at the Directorate of History and Heritage, National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, Canada

1445 Afternoon Tea and Coffee

SESSION FIVE: Closing Address
Chair: Michael Codner, Director, Military Sciences Department, RUSI
1515 After the War: Canadas Navy Post 1945
Vice Admiral Glenn V. Davidson CMM CD, Canadian Military Representative to the Military Committee in Permanent Session, NATO HQ


1600 Conference Close
1600-1730 Reception

For registration, please follow this link: http://www.rusi.org/events/ref:E45F545E4C9FB1/


3. CONFERENCE REMINDER: Rethinking Canadian History

17-18 May 2007
Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, School of Advanced Study

All welcome!!

Programme

Thursday 17 May
Institute for the Study of the Americas, Room 12, 35 Tavistock Square

9:30 - 10:00 Registration

10:00-10:05 Opening Remarks

10:05-11:05 Session 1 Comparative Approaches
Katie Pickles, University of Canterbury
Mind the Gap: Working Across Canadian and New Zealand History

11:05-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Session 2 Beyond the Status Quo
Christopher Dummitt, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London
After Inclusiveness: The Future of Canadian History

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:15pm Session 3 Imperial Legacies
Andrew Smith, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Canadian Progress and the British Connection: Why Canadian Historians Seeking the Middle Ground Should Give 2 Cheers for the British Empire
Adele Perry, Canada Research Chair, University of Manitoba
Nation, Empire, and the Writing of (English) Canadian History

3:15-3:45pm Coffee Break

3:45-4:45 Session 4 Qu
c and Canadian History
Magda Fahrni, Universit
e Quebec
Reflections on the Place of Quebe
c in Historical Writing on Canada

4:45-6:00 Reception

Friday 18 May
Canada House, Trafalgar Square

9:55-10:00 Welcoming Remarks from High Commission Staff [tbc]

10:00-11:45 Session 5 Periodization and Exceptionalism
Michael Dawson, St. Thomas University and Catherine Gidney, University of Waterloo
Canadian Foreign Policy from Ronnie Hawkins to Shania Twain? Interrogating Demarcations of Convenience and English-Canada's 'Twentieth Century'
Michel Ducharme, University of British Columbia
Rethinking Canadian Intellectual History in an Atlantic Perspective

11:45-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-1:00 Session 6 Public History
Steven High, Canada Research Chair, Concordia University
Sharing Authority in the Writing of Canadian History

1:00-2:15 Lunch

2:15-4:15 Session 7: Commentaries
James Dunkerley, Institute for the Study of the Americas
Janet Floyd, King's College London
Phillip Buckner, Institute of Commonwealth Studies

4:15-5:30 Reception

Registration
Fees: standard £40
students/unwaged £10
ISA students and staff – complimentary

To register or for more details about registration, please contact the ISA events organiser Olga Jimenez at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or on (+44) 20 7862 8871, or download and submit the registration form <http://americas.sas.ac.uk/events/May07CdnHistoryRegform.doc>

For questions about the programme and the conference more generally, please contact one of the conference convenors:
*    Michael Dawson, St Thomas University, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
* Christopher Dummitt, Institute for the Study of the Americas, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


4. SIXTEENTH EUROPEAN SEMINAR FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN CANADIAN STUDIES
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 27 29 September 2007

Canada's Past and Current Realities: Studying the Countrys Dynamics


Hosted by the European Network for Canadian Studies and the Russian Association for Canadian Studies

European students working on Masters or PhD theses in Canadian Studies are invited to present their current research. The proposed papers may be linked to the following areas:
* Canadian History

* Canadian Society

* Canadian Economy, Trade and Foreign Relations

* Canadian Culture and Literature

* Canadian Ethnicities and Languages

* Canadian Political Science

Seminar working languages: English and French. Maximum 26 participants. Application with abstracts (maximum 400 words) and short CVs must be sent to the Selection Committee ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

The deadline for applications is
30 June 2007. The Selection Committees decision will be announced before 31 July 2007. Priority will be given to students who have not previously attended the ENCS seminar.
Terms: The hosts will provide accommodation and meals during the Seminar. There are no registration fees, but travel expenses are the responsibility of the participants who should apply for financial assistance to their university or national association for Canadian Studies.
For more information please contact:
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
ENCS Conference, c/o Dr Vassili Sokolov
Institute for US and Canadian Studies
Russian Academy of Sciences
Khlebny per. 2/3
Moscow 123995 Russia

BACS members please note: limited funds are available for travel assistance; awards will depend on the number of students attending and may only cover part of an airfare.


5. MARGARET ATWOOD STUDIES

Call for Papers

Since 1984, The Margaret Atwood Society has published a newsletter. Beginning in 2007, the newsletter will become a journal, Margaret Atwood Studies. The journal invites submissions for its initial volumes. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author/s and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be primarily focused on the work of Margaret Atwood. They should be between 2,500 and 6,250 words in length and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest edition of the MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information, and no references to authorship should be in essay per se. Submissions should be double-spaced and submitted electronically to editor Theodore F. Sheckels at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it All submissions will be peer reviewed by an outstanding international editorial board. Every effort will be made to notify those submitting essays of the journals decision within three months.


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