The Buffalo Bill Historical Center of Cody, Wyoming, in collaboration with the Glenbow Museum of Calgary, Alberta and the Musée de la Civilisation of Québec, presents One West, Two Myths: Comparing Canadian and American Perspectives, a symposium that explores the similarities and differences in cultures of the western regions of the United States and Canada. The Canadian Consulate General in Minneapolis is pleased to be the honorary co-sponsor of this symposium.
Canada and the United States share a border and many cultural ties. At the same time, these countries have different histories, perspectives, and paths to the future. In both countries, the development of the “West” is a significant part of the national history and mythology.
The historically close relationship between the two countries emphasizes the significance of this exploration. Moreover, recent political developments such as NAFTA and the expansion of American pop culture further blur the national divisions. Yet, the histories of the countries, their expansions toward the Pacific, treatment of First Nations peoples, and economic developments rarely have been compared in a manner that makes the subjects appealing and accessible to the public.
This symposium will bring together public policy specialists, business leaders, historians and other scholars to explore the realities and myths of the West in Canada and the United States.
Keynote address, “Catlin and Kane,” by Dr. Robert Thacker, editor, The American Review of Canadian Studies.
Dr. Carole L. Higham, conference coordinator, leads a dynamic exchange among participants on the definition of the West.
A conference reader will be included in the registration packet.
A format that will encourage a dynamic exchange among participants.
Time allotted for exploring the five museums of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
May 17-18, 2002
To reserve a space, register today. The $150 registration fee ($120 for students) includes the Friday evening reception, symposium sessions, Saturday night banquet with keynote address, and admission to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Registration begins Thursday afternoon, May 16, at 1:00 pm. Conference sessions begin Friday morning.
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720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414
Phone: (307) 578-4007
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