Friday, August 22, 2008
Conference to be held in St. Louis
Nov. 7-9, 2008
Since the First Nations settlement and the first European exploration, the upper Midwest has been central to the emergence and development of Canada and the United States. The limitless border of the Midwestern frontier offered challenges and experiences that are uniquely Canadian and American. The biennial MWACS conference continues this tradition of exploration and discovery through presentation of contemporary research in North American history, culture, art, communications, geography, politics, economy, and society.
Conference location – The 2008 MWACS conference will be held at the Hilton at the Ballpark in downtown St. Louis, November 7-9, 2008. The meeting will be jointly held with the International Studies Association-Midwest.
Conference papers are welcome on all topics related to Canada and Canadian Studies across all fields and disciplines. Research papers pertaining to the conference theme are particularly encouraged. Participant contact information, paper title and abstract of no more than 200 words should be sent to: James Endersby and Carol Weis, University of Missouri, Department of Political Science, 113 Professional Building, Columbia, MO 65211. Click here for the email. The deadline has passed already (sorry about that), but hey, you never know. If nothing else, you'll be first in line for next year's conference! You should, of course, also plan to attend the conference in November.
MWACS has limited travel funds to support graduate students and new scholars to help offset conference lodging and travel. Contact the conference organizers or review the MWACS web site. Click here.
To subscribe to the MWACS listserv, click here.
The Midwest Association for Canadian Studies (MWACS) is an interdisciplinary regional organization of scholars and professionals. MWACS, like the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, encourages creative and scholarly activity in Canadian studies, facilitates the exchange of ideas among Canadianists in the U.S., Canada, and other countries, enhances the teaching of Canada in the U.S., and promotes Canada as an area of academic inquiry.
Hat tip to Colleen Duke at the Canadian Consulate in Chicago