miðvikudagur 7. nóvember 2007

Canada and Northern diversities - Call for papers

 Canada and Northern Diversities
Call for Papers
9th Triennial Conference of the NACS/ANEC

University of Tromsø

Norway,August 6-9, 2008

The 9th triennial Conference of the Nordic Assocation for Canadian Studies (NACS/ANEC) will take place in Tromsø, at the northernmost university in the world, located north of the arctic circle. The Conference is organized in cooperation with the Centre for Sami Studies. The Conference will explore questions relating both to traditional and to current aspects and themes of society and culture in Canada across a wide range of disciplines and approaches.
NACS/ANEC and the University of Tromsø hereby invite proposals for papers and/or workshops. The Conference is open to scholars in any relevant discipline, and explicitly aims to promote interdisciplinary dialogue. Papers may be given in English or French; the working language of the Conference will be English.
Possible themes include but are not limited to the following: Northern security, Northern arts, Aboriginal issues, citizenship and charters, environmental and Arctic issues, narratives of Norths, travel and tourism, fisheries, Canadian film, constitutional issues.
Confirmed plenary speakers: Valerie Alia, (social sciences, the Arctic), Stephen Inglis (archaeology, Vikings in Northern Canada), Sherrill Grace (literature), Will Kymlicka (multiculturalisme), Donat Savoie (Nunavik), Aretha van Herk (literature), Jeremy Webber  (law and indigenous rights).
PROPOSALS for papers (consisting of an abstract, not longer than 300 words, including the name and institutional affiliation of the author) should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat (nacstromsoe@hum.au.dk) as a file in .doc or .rtf format by 15 December 2007. The file should be named by the author’s <familyname_firstname>. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 25 December 2007.

Abstracts can be sent to nacstromsoe@hum.au.dk 
Further, regularly updated information about the Conference can be found on this website www.hum.au.dk/nacs/