Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. June 12-17, 2000.
The 18th meeting of the Polar Libraries Colloquy will be held in June
2000 in Winnipeg, hosted by the Hudson's Bay Company Archives. The
theme of the conference will be Gateways: Polar Archives and Libraries
into the Next Millennium. Members of the Colloquy represent archives
and libraries housing polar collections from all disciplines. It is
expected that delegates will attend from around the world.
Papers, poster presentations or panels are encouraged on the theme of
gateways in any area. Some suggestions include: How are polar
archivists and librarians coping with changes in our collections, in
technology, in the expectations of our users? How are polar experiences
remembered and made available in the lower latitudes? The theme is
designed to include physical and intellectual gateways and barriers, as
well as addressing the concept of Winnipeg as a gateway to the west and
the north. Presentations from those who have engaged in research at
polar or northern centres are especially welcome. Proposals from all
disciplines are invited.
This is a five-day conference which includes a one-day trip to the
historic Interlake Region of Manitoba after touring Lower Fort Garry.
Tours of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Manitoba Museum of Man and its
HBC collection of artifacts, as well as the HBCA are planned. Inquiries
can be directed to Dr Barbara Kelcey at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Anne Morton, HBCA at email@example.com . Further information will
be available through the HBC web site in the near future.
Proposals should include an abstract of about 300 words and be
accompanied by a brief CV. Address submissions to Ann Morton.
Deadline for submissions is September 30, 1999.
Head, Research & Reference, HBCA
200 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1T5
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