From Blueberries to BlackBerries: Traditions and Technologies in Canada
British Association for Canadian Studies 32nd Annual Conference
St Aidan’s College, University of Durham, UK
11–13 April 2007
Call for papers
The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) is pleased to announce that the 2007 annual conference will take place at the University of Durham (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 ‘From Blueberries to BlackBerries: Traditions and Technologies in Canada’.
Traditions and technologies, each in their different ways, have together provided the frameworks and impetus crucial to the development of Canada over the centuries, and continue to sustain and further its multi-facetted evolution in the new millennium. The conference aims to consider the varying impacts of these twin factors from as wide a range of points of view as possible, including (but not limited to) the organization of geographical space, management of the environment, and the handling of natural resources; transport and economic development; the cultural mappings of history, literature, and the visual and performance arts, across all the communities of Canada – First Nation, francophone, anglophone, and allophone; the evolution of political relations, provincial, national and international, and of provincial and federal laws and legal systems; communications and the development of the media from the earliest times to the global cyberspace of the 21st century.
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 31 December 2006. 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.
Professor Rachel Killick, University of Leeds
Dr Danielle Fuller, University of Birmingham
Dr Steve Hewitt, University of Birmingham
Dr Susan Hodgett, University of Ulster
Jodie Robson, British Association of Canadian
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