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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS: NACS-XI 2015

 A Land Shaped by Water: Perspectives on Canada
Turku, Finland, Wed 12 – Sat 15 August 2015

Submissions are invited for papers or posters for the eleventh Nordic international, cross-disciplinary Canadian Studies conference, to be held in Turku, Finland, in August 2015.

The theme of the conference – ‘A Land Shaped by Water: Perspectives on Canada’  – may be taken literally or metaphorically. We are looking especially, but not exclusively, for contributions  in the following fields:

literature / political science / the arts / history / international relations | aboriginal affairs / cultural studies / regional studies / cultural  geography / social ecology

Our confirmed keynote speakers are

Luca Codignola – Università di Genova/St Mary’s University, Halifax ns:

                                            Crossing the North Atlantic

Susanne Lalonde – Université de Montreal/ArcticNet

                                            Sovereignty vis-à-vis open access in the Arctic

Patricia Sutherland – Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen

                                            Evidence for an early Norse presence in eastern Arctic Canada

Rita Wong – Emily Carr University/project ‘Downstream: a poetics of water’

                                            The poetics and ecology of water

Xabier Agote on The San Juan, a 16th century Basque whaleship replica project

 

Paper presentations will be allowed 20 minutes + time for discussion, and will be organized in thematic, cross-disciplinary workshops potentially focussed on some of the following topics:

 

water, ice, snow & fog

the fur trade

 

trans-Atlantic & trans-Pacific contacts

the Northwest Passage and the Arctic

 

migration

patterns of trade

 

the Great Lakes Basin

transportation:
seas, lakes, waterways

 

fisheries

fossil fuels and water resources

 

toponymy

impact of hydro projects

 

acid rain

settlement patterns

An abstract of the proposal, maximum 150 words, with a brief CV of the author(s), maximum 40 words, should be submitted in MS Word format by 15 April 2015 to the Conference Committee at this email address:

 

nacsturku@gmail.com

 

Poster proposals may also be submitted, maximum 50 words + CV max 40 words. The Committee will aim to reply to authors by the end of April.

 

Nordic Association for Canadian Studies (NACS)

Association nordique d’études canadiennes (ANEC)