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CfP: 21st ACSUS Biennial Conference

21st ACSUS Biennial Conference
November 16-20, 2011
The Westin, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) welcomes proposals for papers, roundtables, workshops and poster presentations at its 21th Biennial meeting to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, November 16-20, 2011. ACSUS is a multidisciplinary organization that seeks to encourage the study of Canada and U.S.-Canadian relations. We welcome submissions from academics and professionals in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, business, education and the natural and life sciences. The theme for this biennial is “Ottawa: A Capital City” and affords participants to explore a host of sub themes associated with the city’s function as the capital of Canada. All proposals should have a distinctive Canadian focus, but we also encourage submissions that consider Canada in a comparative context. We are particularly interested in receiving submissions that examine Canada within a Western Hemispheric or global setting. Proposals that seek to explore contemporary issues of concern such as borders, migration, trade, technology, the environment and education are especially welcomed.

The conference will take place at the Westin in the heart of the city and close to Parliament Hill, the National Gallery and the Byward market area. We anticipate a high level of interest in the Ottawa Biennial so we encourage you to submit your proposal in a timely fashion.

Conference Sections include: Anthropology, Sociology and First Nations; Arts—Visual and Performing; Business, Trade and Economics; Gender, Identity and Diversity; Geography, Resources, Environment; History; Border Issues and Migration; Foreign Policy and Defense; Literature in English; Literature in French; Politics and Public Policy; The North; Quebec and the French Presence in North America; Education; Canada in Comparative Perspective; Life Sciences and Technology. Poster Sessions are also planned.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2010.


Submissions must be made using the online submission forms


Additional information concerning the biennial conference and associated events can be found at

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