The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) is pleased to announce that the 2006 annual conference will take place at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK). Proposals for 20-minute papers, to be presented in either English or French, are invited from any single disciplinary or multidisciplinary perspective on the theme of ‘Migrations’.
It is impossible to conceive of Canada without considering migration. The aim of this international conference is to explore the nature and complexity of the movement of peoples, cultures, ideas, objects, other living beings, and so on. The focus is on movements within, into, and from, Canada. Papers are invited on topics related to antecedents of migrations, what happens when such movements take place, what is transported, what is left behind, how the ‘new’ place does or does not become ‘home’, what is the relationship to place(s) of origin, and what the future holds. Migration processes are multidimensional and dynamic, involving a complex interplay of political, social, environmental, cultural and individual factors. This conference aims to draw together these complexities in lively, multi- and inter-disciplinary debate and discussion.
Proposals and deadline:
Email abstract of 200-300 words; AND a brief CV (one paragraph, which MUST include your title, institutional affiliation and address) by 1 November 2005. All submissions will be acknowledged by email.
Postgraduate students are especially welcome to submit a proposal and there will be a concessionary conference fee for students. BACS regrets that it is unable to assist participants with travel and accommodation costs.
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