The 1960s were a time of upheaval and social transformation, of changes in attitudes, values and personal politics. This two-day interdisciplinary conference, organized jointly by the McCord Museum and the Université du Québec à Montréal in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture, will bring together scholars in history, art, and material culture to discuss aspects of the social history and popular culture of this pivotal decade. The conference will focus on - but not be limited to - Canadian topics, especially those touching on Québec and Montreal: for instance, the Quiet Revolution, Expo '67, the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, the 1967 Centennial celebrations, Toronto's Yorkville and Rochdale College, Trudeaumania. Themes that extend beyond the borders of Québec and Canada might include the 60s counterculture, the peace movement, the women's movement and student activism, the British Invasion in music and fashion, pop art, Woodstock, the Vietnam War, and other significant movements, trends and events of the period.
The Sixties: Style and Substance is the third in a series of colloquia initiated by the McCord Museum in 2001, which aims to foster scholarly interaction between the museum world and the academic realm. It is held in conjunction with a cycle of exhibitions and activities on the themes of art, architecture and society in the 1960s taking place at museums and galleries across Canada in 2003-2004.
Papers are invited in English and French. Proposals should be 500 words in length and accompanied by a c.v. Those interested in chairing a session are also invited to forward a c.v.
The Call For Papers deadline is April 1, 2003
This colloquium is contingent upon a pending application for funds.
McCord Museum of Canadian History
690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9
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