THE 15th BIENNIAL MAPLE LEAF AND EAGLE CONFERENCE ON NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES: North America in the World, and the World in North America
University of Helsinki, May 12-16, 2014
Perhaps more than any other region in the world, North America defines itself, and is defined by others, in global terms. Whether the region is a melting pot or a mosaic, a haven for tired and poor huddled masses, or the final stop on the Middle Passage, an unmistakable key feature of the region is multiculturalism and diversity. North America is also ever present on the international stage, exporting everything from democracy to rock n’ roll.
Abstracts are welcome from any academic discipline, dealing with topics ranging from Ellis Island to Vancouver Island, America first to First Nations, from Plessy to Brown, the Sands Hotel to the Athabasca oil sands, the Cold War to Desert Storm, and from Charlie Chan to Superman.
Please submit your proposals (max 300 words) and a short bio as Word-documents to the conference director, Jonathan Lagerquist (jonathan.lagerquist(at)helsinki.fi) by November 15, 2013.
The conference fee is 100€; 50€ for students.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Markku Henriksson, Mark Shackleton, Saara Kekki, Anna Koivusalo, Anna-Leena Lähde, Paula Saari, and Jonathan Lagerquist.
Please note that Professor Markku Henriksson’s Farewell Address and Farewell Dinner will be held on Friday May 16, 2014.
University of Helsinki
The Department of World Cultures
PO Box 59
00014 University of Helsinki
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