ANN: The French in North America
From: Nora Faires [email@example.com]
"The French in North America"
Symposium and Exhibit Opening: 18-19 September 2008
Western Michigan University
In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec, Western Michigan University Canadian Studies / Études Canadiennes announces “The French in North America,” a series of symposia, lectures, and other public programs throughout academic year 2008-09. The events seek to promote a fuller understanding of the complex and enduring legacy of the French from the 17th century to the present. Students, scholars, and the public are warmly welcomed. All events are free and held on the Western Michigan University campus.
September events are:
• Opening of the visually compelling, original commissioned exhibit The French in North America/Les Français en Amérique du Nord—An Enduring Presence. A gala reception will celebrate the exhibit opening on Friday,19 September 2008, 5 p.m.
• Symposium on "New France and Québec: Legacies and Identities" featuring two panels of scholars from the Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom
"Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on New France"
Thursday, September 18, 2 to 4 p.m. Reception to follow.
Gregory Waselkov (University of South Alabama) "French Colonial Archaeology in the Americas"
Elizabeth M. Scott (Illinois State University) "French Cultures in Comparative Regional Perspective"
Allison Bain (Université Laval) "The Intendant's Palace in Québec City"
Michael S. Nassaney and José António Brandão (Western Michigan University) "Commemorating French Heritage at Fort St. Joseph"
"Language Debates in Contemporary Québec"
Friday, September 19, 2 to 4 p.m.
Leigh Oakes (Queen Mary, University of London) "Language Policy and
Planning: New Realities, New Challenges"
Marie McAndrew (Université de Montréal) "Schooling in a French-Speaking
but Pluralistic Society: Challenges and Outcomes"
Matthew Hayday (University of Guelph), "Bilingualism versus Unilingualism:
Federal and Provincial Language Policies in Québec, 1960-1985"
For full information and to download a printable brochure and poster visit www.international.wmich.edu/canadianstudies
Or contact Nora Faires, Chair, Canadian Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org
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