BACS 2017 Annual Conference - Canada 150!
A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation
Une célébration du 150e anniversaire de la Confédération Canadienne
On this historic anniversary, the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) 42nd annual conference will be held on 20-22 April 2017. The conference will take place at Canada House on Trafalgar Square, London, UK. Canada House is a beautifully restored heritage building that now houses an impressive collection of Canadian art and design. For security reasons, all conference participants must bring photo ID. All guests will also be required to go through a brief security screening. The High Commission of Canada therefore requests that guests refrain from bringing large luggage.
Papers on all themes of endung interest to Canadianists will be welcomed. Space, however, is limited and priority will be given to paper sessions and round-table panels on the following themes:
- Citizenship, Diversity, Migration, Identity, Indigeneity, Social Policy
- Contemporary Canadian Culture, Art, Literature, Media, Dance, Film
- Geography, Environment, Energy, The North, The Arctic
- International relations, Canada-UK Relations
- Post-secondary Education especially Canada-UK University Links
- Trade, Politics, Business, Law
Outline proposals (250 words abstract/s plus brief CV/s) should be submitted by 30 November 2016 to the conference secretary, Sue Scott-Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
BACS intends to confirm which papers have been accepted by the end of December 2016.
The following speakers have been invited to particpate at the conference as speakers and panelists, with many already confirming: The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada; Margaret Atwood; Patrick Holdich (British Foreign and Commonwealth Office); former British and Canadian High Commissioners; Professors Colin Coates, Klaus Dodds, Coral Ann Howells, Will Kymlicka, Guy LaForest, and Jocelyn Letourneau!
BACS acknowledges the generous support of the following institutions and organisations in the holding of the conference:
Government of Canada
Government of Quebec
Laurier Partners LLP
Eccles Centre, British Library
Hotels (suggestions only - this is a non-residential conference)
Please note, too, that there is no conference discount at any of the following hotels
The University of London usually recommends the Imperial Group of hotels which includes the Tavistock and five other hotels that are within walking distance to Canada House and/or close to main tube or mainline train stations:
Depending upon term dates, some delegates may find it worthwhile to investigate Hall of Residence availability at nearby London School of Economics (LSE).
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