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British Association for Canadian Studies, Italian Association for Canadian Studies, Centre de Recherche en Etudes Canadiennes et sur l'époque de l'expansion européenne & Centro di ricerca sui sitemi costituzionali comparati

Università di Genova, Genova, Italia

27-29 October 2006

Announcement & Call for papers

We are pleased to announce the first bi-national UK-Italy Canadian Studies conference. Proposals for papers and panels are invited from any area of enquiry (single disciplinary or multidisciplinary) on the theme of ‘Boundaries, Passages & Sanctuaries’. The aim of this international conference is to focus on Canada, either on its own or in a comparative context, in order to explore the nature and complexity of topics related to crossing boundaries, what is transported, what is left behind, how the ‘new’ place does or does not become a haven, what is the relationship to place(s) of origin, and what the future holds. The conference aims to draw together historical, political, social, environmental, cultural, individual and other factors in lively, multi- and inter-disciplinary debate and discussion.

Proposals to:

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Email abstract/summary of 200-300 words AND brief CV(s) of contributors (one-paragraph, also include title, institutional affiliation & address) by 15th May, 2006 in either English or French (i.e the official languages of Canada). All submissions will be acknowledged by email.

Postgraduate students are especially welcome to submit a proposal and there will be a concessionary conference fee for students and those who are unwaged. BACS and IACS regret that they are unable to assist participants with travel and accommodation costs.

Scientific Committee:

Itesh Sachdev, SOAS, Univ. of London
Rachel Killick, University of Leeds
Susan Hodgett, University of Ulster
Tracie Scott, Birkbeck, Univ. of London

Luigi Bruti Liberati, Università degli Studi di Milano
Luca Codignola, Università di Genova
Massimo Rubboli, Università di Genova
Giancarlo Rolla, Università di Genova

Organizing Committee:
Jodie Robson (UK), Carla Viale (Italy), Ilaria Tasso (Italy)

Registration: £50.00 (Sterling) or €73.00 (Euros). Please note that this (i) excludes accommodation & meals, except for conference dinner and lunches; (ii) students and unwaged pay 50% of this rate.

(C) 2006 British Association for Canadian Studies