Call for Papers - extended deadline
Canada in the Americas

British Association for Canadian Studies 33rd Annual Conference
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
7–9 April 2008

The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) is pleased to announce that the 2008 annual conference will take place on 7-9 April 2008. 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 Canada in the Americas.

In 2008 Canada celebrates the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City by Samuel de Champlain, marking the real start of the province of New France and thus of modern Canada.

To commemorate this event, BACS is seeking conference papers on:
  • the cultural, economic, historical, political, social, scientific, and technological activities
  • the interactions between First Nations, Europeans, the wider international community
  • the connections between Old World and New, francophones and anglophones
  • the relationships of modern Canada with the US, Latin America, the countries of the Arctic
which together have created Canada as a North American and western hemisphere society as it is today.

For 2008 BACS is planning a wider use of a ‘panel’ method of conference organisation with the aim of helping participants, through their shared reflection, to develop more effectively their individual and/or collaborative research. We therefore ask potential directors of such panels to make themselves known to Jodie as soon as possible and to submit their suggestions no later than 31 August 2007.

Meanwhile, as in the past, we remain happy to consider proposals for individual papers.

Enquiries and proposals to:

Jodie Robson, BACS Administrator
31 Tavistock Square
London WC1H
Tel: 020 7862 8687 / 01289 387331
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Proposals (panel and individual) and deadline:

Email abstract(s) of 200-300 words; and brief CV(s) (must include title(s), institutional affiliation(s) and address(es) by 31 December 2007. Submissions will be acknowledged by email.

Postgraduate students are especially welcome to submit a proposal (panel organisers, please note) and there will be a concessionary conference fee for students. BACS regrets that it is unable to assist participants with travel and accommodation costs.