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Visit by her Excellency the Canadian Ambassador Nancy Smyth
to the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at SETU
on Friday 3rd March 2023

From left Kieran Cronin, Deputy Librarian and ACSI Council Member, Prof Veronica Campbell, SETU President, Her Excellency the Canadian Ambassador Nancy Smyth, Dr John Ennis, Former Head of School of Humanities and founder of Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Shanice Kedroe, Canadian student studying in SETU and Ned Murphy, School of Business & Council Member, Treasurer ACSI.


Her excellency the Canadian Ambassador Nancy Smyth visited the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies on Friday 3rd March. The visit was attended by Prof Veronica Campbell, SETU President, members of the Executive Management Team and ACSI council members including Richard Hayes, Ned Murphy and Kieran Cronin. Photographs taken by George Goulding, SETU 2023.

Canada Today and Tomorrow
Thursday, 18 May 2023 (1.00pm - 5.30pm, BST)

ACSI one day online conference of established and emerging international scholars reflecting
on a range of dimensions of research on Canada.


Canada Today and Tomorrow gathers together established and emerging international scholars to reflect on key themes within research on Canada, including transitions, decolonialisation, pluriculturalism, interculturalism, indigeneity, translations, multilingualism, the environment and migration.

Speakers are drawn from a variety of countries, including Ireland, Germany, Portugal and Canada. The conference will be structured around short (15 minute) interventions whose aim is to provoke reflection and questions for wider discussion among everyone attending. This online event has been organised by the Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland (ACSI). It is being hosted by the Centre of Canadian Studies at Queen's University Belfast, which gratefully acknowledges the support of Public Engagement at Queen's for kindly hosting the event on their platform (https://www.qub.ac.uk/).

Registration for the conference is via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/492267564537.

Prix de la Délégation générale du Québec à Londres 2022
Dr. Julie Rodgers, Maynooth University

Dr Julie Rodgers has been jointly awarded the 2022 Prix de la Délégation générale du Québec à Londres award with Dr. Craig Moyes (Kings College London). This award is generously offered by the Quebec General Delegation in London, to help students and academics conduct research in Quebec studies. Further details can be found here.

Call For Papers – International Journal of Canadian Studies

The International Journal of Canadian Studies is seeking interdisciplinary original submissions for its #61 special issue to be published in May 2023.
This special issue welcomes articles discussing the topic: "Is Canada a model?"
The International Journal of Canadian Studies is a long-running interdisciplinary journal dedicated to examining Canada from the fields of the arts, literature, geography, history, native studies, social and political sciences. The bilingual journal is published by the University of Toronto Press.
Submissions could explore the place of Canada in the world as a possible "role model" or simply a model of society, in the past or present times. Does Canada have a power of emulation regarding other nations, regarding which topics? Is Canada a (self-proclaimed) leader in some specific social or political areas? In the field of the arts and literatures, are there any Canadian literary canons ?
Submissions (6000 to 8000 words plus two summaries in English and French) are welcome from a range of disciplines and perspectives in Canadian Studies, including, but not restricted to political studies, international relations literatures and the arts, history, native studies, sociology, anthropology.
Submissions in French or English can be uploaded on our portal until October 3, 2022.
To prepare and submit your submission, follow the "Guideline for authors" on the website: https://utpjournals.press/journals/ijcs/submissions. All articles will undergo double-blind peer review.

20th Biennial ACSI Conference Book of Abstracts - Borders and Beyond / Les frontières et au-delà
Robert Lepage Québec Annual Lecture /
Rappel: Conférence Annuelle du Québec


Playwright, director, actor and producer
A Quiet Revolution
Thursday 25th November 2021 - 7 pm (GMT)

The event at the BFI is now fully booked, but you can still participate in this exciting event via the live streaming.
Book your ticket now to follow the Québec Annual Lecture online via https://bit.ly/QuebecRobertLepage.

Ph.D. student and ACSI member Marta Croll-Baehre
has been awarded the 2021 Barbara Godard Prize by the ACQL-ALCQ


ACSI are delighted to announce that that the 2021 Barbara Godard Prize has been awarded to ACSI member Marta Croll-Baehre for their paper Imitation of Empire Cuisine: An Auto-ethnographic Exploration of the Canadian Artisanal Menu in Conversation with Fred Wah's Diamond Grill.

Marta Croll-Baehre is a Ph.D. student in the English and Cultural Studies program at McMaster University. Marta presented her research at the 2021 ACSI conference. Further details about the 2021 Barbara Godard Prize awarded by the ACQL-ALCQ can be found here.

European Summer School in Canadian Studies (ESSCS 2022)

Dates: July 25 - August 5, 2022
Vienna – Innsbruck (Austria)

Synopsis The Canadian Studies Centres of the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna are organising the first European Summer School in Canadian Studies, which will take place in Vienna and Innsbruck from July 25 to August 5, 2022. The closing of borders during the pandemic has brought local inequalities and solidarities into sharp relief, while also heightening awareness of vulnerabilities and responsibilities that are shared transnationally. At a time when collaboration in person becomes possible once again, an interdisciplinary in-depth reflection on Canada, an important partner of the European Union, is therefore particularly welcome and urgent.

The ESSCS is intended for masters (Bachelor’s degree completed) and doctoral students. The teaching staff are highly renowned specialists from Canada, Germany, and Austria representing the following fields: anglophone and francophone literary and cultural studies, indigenous studies, media studies, language policy, history, cultural geography, political science and economics, intersectional studies, and mountain studies.

The course fees of EUR 530 include a two-week lecture program, course reading materials, readings and Q&As with an anglophone and a francophone author, the train transfer from Vienna to Innsbruck, three guided city tours (Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck), a one-day excursion (including bus transfers and two meals) to the Alpine Obergurgl Research Center of the University of Innsbruck, an afternoon excursion to the Nordkette and a farewell dinner.

Credits: 5 ECTS (6 ECTS possible with an additional task)

Target Group
M.A./M.Ed. and Ph.D. students in the Humanities and Social Sciences in and outside Austria

Application form is available from here. Registration Deadline: 5 March 2022.
Contact: canadian.summer.school@uibk.ac.at or got to https://canada.univie.ac.at/esscs/ for further information.
D'Arcy McGee Beacon Fellowship lecture
Dr. Julie Anne Rodgers from NUI Maynooth
Wed, May 26, 2021


Dr Julie Rodgers has been awarded a D'Arcy McGee Beacon Fellowship by ICUF in collaboration with Professor Jane McGaughey (Concordia University). As part of the fellowship, Julie will deliver a lecture on the topic of maternal counternarratives in contemporary Quebec and Irish women's writing on 26th May 2021. This is a Zoom event. Further details including a link to registration can be found here.

The International Conference “Indigenous Resistance in the Digital Age: the Politics of Language, Media and Culture”


The International Conference "Indigenous Resistance in the Digital Age: the Politics of Language, Media and Culture" (University of Naples "L'Orientale", conference convenor: Anna Mongibello) will be held online on Zoom on 27-30 October 2021.
The conference aims at broadening the current critical debate on creative Indigenous resistance in digital environments so as to include a combination of theoretical approaches and methodologies that range from Indigenous Studies, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Multimodal Analysis, Media Studies, among others, that may offer new perspectives and insights.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Facebook, Twitter and other social networks as new frontiers for Indigenous activists
  • Corpora, annotation schemes and other resources and methods for analyzing Indigenous resistance
  • Linguistic, multimodal, critical analysis of dissent and online struggles
  • Metaphors, tropes, narratives and other devices used in Indigenous digital activism on social media
  • Language, memory and Indigeneity in virtual worlds
  • Sovereignty, Indigenous lands and the cyberspace
  • Online/offline Indigenous self-representations and their multiple expressions
  • Responses to online anti-Indigenous racism
  • Indigenous (self- and other) representations in video-games
  • Contemporary online Indigeneity and global connectivity
  • Indigenous knowledge, artificial intelligence and digital worlds
  • Technology and decolonization
  • Emancipatory role of digital technology for Indigenous people
  • Data, information, connectivity, digital technologies and control
  • Educational technology (e.g., virtual labs, e-learning, mobile apps) for Indigenous languages revitalization
  • Indigenous online voices and political participation
  • Ancestral languages and cultural heritage in online environments
  • The inclusion of Indigenous viewpoints in developing new technologies
  • Indigenous Futurism
  • Digital art as resistance
  • Innovative forms of digital oratory and storytelling
The deadline for submitting an abstract is June 30, 2021. The extended version of the CFP is available here: https://www.indigenousresistanceconference.com/call-for-papers.
Confirmed keynote speakers are: Bronwyn Carlson, Head of the Department of Indigenous Studies (Macquarie University, Australia); Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Professor of Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics (King’s College, UK); Emma La Rocque, Professor of Indigenous Studies, Cree/Métis activist and poet (University of Manitoba, Canada).

For more information and updates, please visit inres2021@gmail.com.

“Ecologies – Environments – Ethics”
February 18-20, 2022, Grainau, Germany (or as virtual conference)
42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS)


The Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien in den deutschsprachigen Ländern / GKS) focusing mainly on coordinating Canada-related academic activities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
GKS pursues its objectives especially by:

  • sponsoring and supporting Canadian Studies in the broadest sense
  • national as well as international multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation
  • intensifying the academic and cultural relations between Canada and the German-speaking countries
Paper proposals/abstracts of max. 500 words can be submitted in French or English and should outline:
- methodology and theoretical approaches chosen
- content/body of research
- which of the four main aspects outlined above the paper speaks to (if any).

In addition, some short biographical information (max. 250 words) should be provided, specifying current institutional affiliation and position as well as research background with regard to the conference topic and/or four main aspects.
Abstracts should be submitted no later than June 15, 2021 to the GKS administration: gks@kanada-studien.de.

Further information is available in English from here and in French by clicking here.

Ktaqamkuk Across The Water Thar Muir - Irish Journal of Newfoundland and Labrador Research published by the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies (WIT)

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