2020 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference Call for Papers, May 14-16, 2020

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Call for Papers
December 2, 2019
Maine, United States
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Canadian History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Rural History / Studies

The Canadian-American Center and the Department of History at the University of Maine invite proposals for the 2020 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference to be held at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine, USA on May 14-16, 2020.

The theme of the conference is “Crossing Borders, Bridging Boundaries.” With most participants crossing the international border between Canada and the United States to attend the conference, we especially seek proposals that in some way attempt to bridge boundaries, be they physical, disciplinary, metaphorical, or otherwise. Among the many options available, proposals may engage with a borderlands framework, or could incorporate an interdisciplinary approach. As in previous ACS conferences, we will consider proposals that deal with any topic or theme focused on the study of the Atlantic Region.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 2 December 2019 . Proposal abstracts should be fewer than 250 words, and the author should include a brief biography and one-page c.v. Proposals for panels are welcome; they should include a brief abstract for the panel as a whole, as well as abstracts for each individual presenter. Proposals will be submitted via online forms (see below). While the selection of papers is rigorous, the ACS conference has an impressive history of bringing together internationally-recognized academics, junior scholars, and independent researchers in productive and provocative sessions.

Those submitting proposals should expect to hear back from conference organizers by the end of January 2020. A conference website, with online registration and accommodation and other information, will be launched about the same time.

To submit proposals, please visit: smarturl.it/ACS2020proposal

Contact Info: 

Mark J. McLaughlin

Assistant Professor of History and Canadian Studies

University of Maine


(207) 581-2028