Call for Papers Deadline: June 30, 2006
Conference dates: April 27-29, 2007
Conference venue: Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
University College of the Fraser Valley is proud to host,
in association with BC Studies and the People of the River Conference An International Conference on British Columbia: Inner and Outer Worlds
This interdisciplinary conference will be a venue for exploring different and diverse manifestations of
British Columbia or of British Columbians, not only internally, but also externally. We invite proposals
from all areas of research involving British Columbia. Papers or panels with a comparative or transnational focus are encouraged.
The conference themes might be articulated as, but are not limited to, the following:
Outer Worlds of British Columbia as:
-an outpost of Empire
-a continental entity
-a western Canadian region
-a part of the Pacific Northwest
-a Pacific entity
-a resident of the Global Village
Inner Worlds of British Columbia as:
-an Aboriginal space
-a gendered environment
-a hierarchical community
-a racialised landscape
-a spiritual / intellectual idea
-as visual representation
-a cultural negotiation
-an urban / rural dichotomy
The conference will also include crossover sessions and social activity with the concurrent People of the River
Conference hosted by Sto:lo Nation in Chilliwack.
Individual paper proposals should include an abstract (250 words maximum) and one page curriculum vitae.
Panel proposals should include an overall description of the theme for the session, as well as abstracts for each
of the papers and a curriculum vitae for each of the participants / commentators. Correspondence may be in
either English or French. Proposals can be submitted electronically, by fax or by mail.
Subject to funding, efforts will be made to supply limited travel assistance to presenters. First priority for
financial support will be given to students and unaffiliated scholars on a case by case basis.
We look forward to seeing you in British Columbia
BC Worlds Organizing Committee
Department of History,
University College of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Rd.
Abbotsford, British Columbia
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