The Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies (MANECCS) in partnership with The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker Centre for the Study of Canada (DCC) at the University of Saskatchewan will host a two-day interdisciplinary colloquium commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The St. Lawrence Seaway at 50: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium will be held at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan May 4-5, 2009. Scholarly presentations could focus on the waterway’s history, its economic or environmental implications for the surrounding communities, its human costs, its role as a transportation highway. Scholars whose papers are selected for the colloquium will have their airfare funded. Participants will be encouraged to circulate their draft presentations prior to the colloquium and can expect engaged discussion of their work. Abstracts of between 250 – 500 words along with a short biography or CV should be submitted electronically to both colloquium organizers: Andrew Holman, History, Bridgewater State College, MA (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND Robert Bookmiller, Government, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (Robert.Bookmiller@millersville.edu). All proposal should be submitted by January 25, 2009.
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