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From Blueberries to BlackBerries: Traditions and Technologies in Canada

British Association for Canadian Studies 32nd Annual Conference
St Aidan’s College, University of Durham, UK
11–13 April 2007

Durham Cathedral

Keynote speakers
Eden Robinson, Haisla author of Blood Sports and Monkey Beach
The High Commissioner for Canada, HE Mr James Wright
Professor David Wall, University of Leeds, Eccles Lecture 2007, on the subject of cybercrime
Dr Genevieve Tanguay, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Québec Government, "Science and Technology: Made in Quebec"

The conference will take place at St Aidan's College, University of Durham, and the registration fee will include all meals and two nights' accommodation in the college, which is set in its own gardens overlooking the city and Cathedral. There are more pictures in the Gallery.

Call for papers

The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) is pleased to announce that the 2007 annual conference will take place at the University of Durham (UK). Proposals for 20-minute papers, to be presented in either English or French, are invited from any single disciplinary or multidisciplinary perspective on the theme of ‘From Blueberries to BlackBerries: Traditions and Technologies in Canada’.

Traditions and technologies, each in their different ways, have together provided the frameworks and impetus crucial to the development of Canada over the centuries, and continue to sustain and further its multi-facetted evolution in the new millennium. The conference aims to consider the varying impacts of these twin factors from as wider a range of points of view as possible, including (but not limited to) the organization of geographical space, management of the environment, and the handling of natural resources; transport and economic development; the cultural mappings of history, literature, and the visual and performance arts, across all the communities of Canada - First Nation, francophone, anglophone, and allophone; the evolution of political relations, provincial, national and international, and of provincial and federal laws and legal systems; communications and the development of the media from the earliest times to the global cyberspace of the 21st century.

Enquiries and proposals to:

Jodie Robson, BACS Administrator

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Proposals and deadline

Email abstract of 200-300 words; and a brief CV (one paragraph, which must include your title, institutional affiliation and address) by 1 December 2006. 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. BACS regrets that it is unable to assist participants with travel and accommodation costs.

Conference Team

Professor Rachel Killick, University of Leeds

Dr Danielle Fuller, University of Birmingham

Dr Steve Hewitt, University of Birmingham

Dr Susan Hodgett, University of Ulster

Jodie Robson, British Association of Canadian Studies


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