"How Wide is the Atlantic Ocean?"
Comparative and Changing Answers for Canada and the United Kingdom"
November 8-9, 2002
The Institute of Canadian Studies (University of Ottawa) and the Centre of Canadian Studies (University of Edinburgh) invite proposals to participate in a colloquium to be held at the University of Ottawa.
This colloquium will examine the changing ways in which scholars are assessing the figurative width of the Atlantic Ocean in terms of cultural, socio-economic and political distances. Speakers are invited to analyse how Canada and the United Kingdom have been, are being and will be reconfigured by national and international transformations. Proposals from disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives are invited on topics such as the historic "Atlantic World"; the impact of the European Union and NAFTA; political, literary and cultural influences and comparisons; demographic movements; governance; and global regionalism.
This colloquium will provide an intimate forum for researchers to compare historical and contemporary perspectives and to advance scholarly debate about the relationships of and comparisons between Canada and the United Kingdom in the 21st Century.
The program co-chairs are Dr. Chad Gaffield (University of Ottawa) and Dr Colin Coates (University of Edinburgh). The colloquium is organised in collaboration with the British High Commission (Canada), the Association of Canadian Studies (Canada), and the International Council for Canadian Studies.
Please send one-page proposals for papers or sessions (including panels and roundtables) with biographical sketches to the e-mail address or mailing address below.
Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than June 28, 2002. It is anticipated that approximately twenty-five proposals will be selected for this colloquium.
Dr. Chad Gaffield (University of Ottawa)
The Institute of Canadian Studies
University of Ottawa
52 University Street
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