The 2003 BC Studies Conference will be held 1-3 May at the Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. This interdisciplinary conference includes 24 sessions. Each session is organized around a key topic with two or three presenters and time for discussion.
The conference features two evening plenary sessions. Thursday evening we explore "Changing Images of First Nations in Film." The first part evokes Kwakwaka'wakw life through time, the second Dane-zaa oral tradition.
Friday evening is the Canadian premier of a play by a BC playwright, "The Birthright," by Constance Lindsay Skinner. Written in 1906, the play was produced by the Shuberts in Chicago and Boston. "The Birthright" never reached Canada, perhaps because it tackles contentious issues of Aboriginal-missionary relations on the BC North Coast that are as relevant today as they were a century ago.
See the web site for the conference program and registration form.
Jean Barman / Robert A.J. McDonald
University of British Columbia
c/o BC Studies, Buch. E162 - 1866 Main Mall
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