Final Call for Papers: “The New England Planters in the Maritimes: The Next Generation”
The Planter Studies Centre of Acadia University invites proposals for its fifth conference on the New England Planters by 15 January 2010. This conference will be held at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada on 17-20 June 2010, marking the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Planters. The conference theme is “the next generation,” an exploration of the development of communities, religious and social institutions, family networks, economic activity, politics and warfare, and Planter relations with other ethnic groups subsequent to their arrival in the 1760s.
Proposals should be less than 250 words, and the author should include a brief biography or c.v. Proposals for panels or workshops are also welcome. While the selection of papers is rigorous, the conference has an impressive history of bringing together internationally-recognized academics, junior scholars, independent researchers and genealogists in productive and provocative sessions. Registration fees will be waived for graduate students, and students who are presenting can apply for financial assistance.
Dr. Gwen Davies is scheduled to open the conference with the Esther Clark Wright Lecture on Thursday, 17 June 2010. During the conference, the Atlantic Living Heritage Association is organizing a Planter encampment, recreating a civilian settlement from the late 18th Century on Acadia’s campus.
The Planter Studies Centre supports and promotes research on the New England Planters, a group of more than 8000 settlers from New England who relocated to the Maritime region between 1759 and 1768. Each of the previous four Planter conferences resulted in a collection of articles, and we anticipate producing a collection containing the best articles from the 2010 conference.
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