CFP: 2018 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference

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November 10, 2017
Nova Scotia, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Canadian History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Literature, Maritime History / Studies

The Departments of English and Theatre, History and Classics, Politics, and Sociology of Acadia University invite proposals the 2018 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference, to be held at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 4-6, 2018.

For several decades now, scholars have been attuned to Atlantic Canada’s place in the Atlantic World, and this water-based framework can be extended downward into local economic, social, and cultural networks in the region. Rivers, straits, and bays were the transportation infrastructure of the region, well into the 20th Century. Did these networks and influences survive the triumph of land-based transportation?

Themes and ideas that this conference addresses include:

  • Indigenous narratives

  • Naming and claiming space

  • Linguistic and cultural expression

  • Literary and visual arts

  • Social capital networks within and across regions

  • Political literacy and public opinion

  • Immigration and outmigration

  • Demographics

  • Gender and generations

The deadline for submission of proposals is 10 November 2017. Proposals should be less than 250 words, and the author should include a brief biography or c.v. Proposals for panels or workshops are welcome. While the selection of papers is rigorous, the conference has an impressive history of bringing together internationally-recognized academics, junior scholars, and independent researchers in productive and provocative sessions. Registration fees will be waived for graduate students, and students who are presenting can apply for financial assistance.

Contact Info: 

Stephen Henderson, Department of History & Classics

P.O Box 182 

Acadia University

Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

B4P 2R6