The Centre for Rupertís Land Studies will hold its next biennial Colloquium May 26-29, 2004, in Kenora, Ontario, on Lake of the Woods (near the Manitoba and Minnesota borders). This beautiful setting was a key link in the long waterway from the Atlantic to the Pacific and became particularly important as a fur trade travel route. The CRLS welcomes paper and session proposals that relate to any aspect of history in the Hudsonís Bay Company territories (known as Rupertís Land) and its surrounding borderlands.
Because the Rupertís Land fur trade had cultural and economic connections through Asia, Europe and North America, there are no geographic limits to the scope of the conference. However, given the location on Lake of the Woods, there may be authors in the Superior, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Winnipeg River basins and north-western Ontario region who would like to use this opportunity to share their research with the CRLS. Recent colloquia have included sessions on fur trade economic and business history, Aboriginal treaty issues, family and social history, and material culture and museum collectors in Rupertís Land.
Both finished projects and works-in-process are welcome. Authors should submit an abstract of 100 to 200 words and a brief biography to the Centre for Rupertís Land Studies by November 1, 2003. Proposals may be sent by e-mail attachment to the email below, or by regular mail to the address below.
Enquiries about registration, field trips, special events and accommodations for the 2004 Colloquium can also be sent to the same addresses.
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