Now in its 26th year, the “Two Days of Canada” conference at Brock University invites scholars and graduate students in all disciplines, as well as researchers, artists, museum curators and others involved in commemorating, interpreting, and studying the War of 1812, to a conference exploring the conflict from its unique Canadian perspective.
Many have described the War of 1812 as being uniquely formative to Canada’s development, inspiring (for example) 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 while some dispute that it was won at all, the place this conflict has been granted in Canadian mythology, history, and society, has grown. The bicentennial of the war presents an important moment to explore, assess, and (perhaps) even to revise the War's place in Canadian culture.
Proposals for individual papers, presentations, or panels from all disciplines, covering every aspect of the war’s history, impact, commemoration, and broader meaning to the country, and to its relations with the U.S. and the British Empire, are welcomed. They should be no longer than 250 words and may be sent to Renée Lafferty, Centre for Canadian Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) before June 30th, 2012. Hardcopy proposals should be sent to:
c/o The Centre for Canadian Studies
573 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON., L2S3A1
Centre for Canadian Studies
573 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1
Fax: 905.984.4849 Email: email@example.com
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