The State and Canada Conference - Call for Papers Open!

The British Canadian Studies Association (BACS) is delighted to announce its Annual Conference call for papers is now open!

The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) Annual Conference will be take place on 11-13 April 2019 in Senate House, London, with an opening reception and keynote at Quebec House, Pall Mall, London.

This year's conference is organised arond the theme of 'The State and Canada', and features keynote addresses from Elsbeth Heaman (McGill), Janine Brodie (Alberta) and Joy Porter (Hull)

From traditions of Indigenous governance, through the colonial institutions of France and Britain, to the advent of a nation state in its liberal and social welfare forms, BACS 2019 critically examines the state in Canada, in all its manifestations, and from the vantage of any and all disciplines. We, therefore, encourage submissions that reflect on the relationship between the state and the nations and peoples, which constitute Canada. Specifically, we welcome papers that engage with the following themes:

  • Multiculturalism and the politics of recognition
  • Indigeneity and First Nations activism
  • Gender, sexuality and struggles for equality
  • Québec and French Canada, language and nation
  • Class, welfare and social rights

Papers that address other themes in the study of Canada are also very welcome.

Deadline for proposals: 30 November 2018; details on how to submit individual and panel proposals:

*NEW*: This year BACS will be awarding three conference fee waivers to the best individual conference proposals; two awards are directed at PhD/MPhil and Masters/Undergraduate students.

Further details:

BACS 2019