As the bicentennial of this so-called “Forgotten War” is celebrated, the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University invites scholars in all disciplines to a conference exploring the conflict from its Canadian perspective. Many have described the War of 1812 as being
uniquely formative to Canada’s development, inspiring both pride in the accomplishment of the militia and nationalist unity in the face of continued independence from the United
States. While historians have long decried the idea that the Canadian militia actually won this war (and, indeed, while many dispute that it was won at all) the place the conflict has been granted in Canadian mythology has grown.
Now in its 26th year, the “Two Days of Canada” conference at Brock takes the opportunity presented by this bicentennial, and takes advantage of its location in the very heart of the
war’s historic landscape, to examine the history, mythology, remembrance and impact of this conflict. The Centre for Canadian Studies invites proposals for papers or panels from all disciplines, covering every aspect of the war’s history, impact, commemoration, and broader meaning to the country. Proposals from graduate students and independent scholars are
Please submit proposals (250-300 words) to Renée Lafferty, Centre for Canadian Studies, (email@example.com) before May 15th, 2012.
Centre for Canadian Studies
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S3A1
Phone: 905-688-5550, ext 4231
Fax: 905-984-4849 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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