BC Studies and People of the River Conference invite you to attend an international conference entitled "British Columbia: Inner and Outer Worlds"
April 27-29, 2007 at Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
This multi-disciplinary conference will be a venue for exploring diverse manifestations of British Columbia and British Columbians.
The conference organizers are pleased to feature keynote speaker Hugh Brody, Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies, an internationally recognized scholar, anthropologist, film-maker and writer, known for his work documenting the world views of indigenous hunter/gatherer societies.
A Plenary Session will be held to honor Dr. Cole Harris, Canada's leading historical geographer. He is the editor of the three volume magisterial "Historical Atlas of Canada", which won the Canadian Historical Association's prize for the best book in Canadian History.
Papers have been organized under the following session headings:
The Meeting of Two Worlds: Spaniards on the Northwest Coast at the end of the Eighteenth Century
Culture: Perspectives and Conflict
Recent Archeology in the Fraser Valley
Cultural, Spiritual, Artistic and Historical Representations and Negotiations
Borderlands: Relationships Across Permeable Boundaries
Voices and Representations
Aboriginal Space and Reserve Creation
Theory, Methodology and Contemporary Aboriginal Issues
Gender and the Rugged Outdoors
BC Studies and the New Media
Acting and Thinking Otherwise: Challenges to the Liberal Order in 1960s BC
Reshaping BC Resource Policy, 1950-1980
Environment and Resource Management
Material Culture, Repatriation and Museums
State Formation and Public Education in a Global Context
Visit out website for our online registration form, information about accomodation, culutral tours, preliminary program and more.
We look forward to welcoming you to British Columbia.
Molly Ungar; Scott Sheffield
Department of History
University College of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
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