Dear Atlantic Canada Studies Conference participants,After discussion with the Acadiensis board, I regret to announce that this year’s Atlantic Canada Studies Conference is cancelled. I’m sure that this is no surprise to anyone given the current situation.For those of you who have registered, Stephanie Crosby at the Canadian-American Center will be processing full refunds. Please remember to cancel any accommodation booked in Belfast.While cancelling a conference is obviously disappointing, the good news is that the University of Maine will be hosting the conference in May 2021. We will contact you in the fall regarding your participation in the 2021 conference.I’d like to thank you for your interest in participating in the ACS conference. I’d also like to thank Dr. Mark McLaughlin (History, UMaine) and Betsy Arntzen and Stephanie Crosby (Canadian-American Center, UMaine) for all their hard work in planning the conference. We are ready for next year!Stay well, and my best wishes,Professor Stephen Hornsby
The Canadian-American Center and the Department of History at the University of Maine invite proposals for the 2020 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference to be held at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine, USA on May 14-16, 2020.
The theme of the conference is “Crossing Borders, Bridging Boundaries.” With most participants crossing the international border between Canada and the United States to attend the conference, we especially seek proposals that in some way attempt to bridge boundaries, be they physical, disciplinary, metaphorical, or otherwise. Among the many options available, proposals may engage with a borderlands framework, or could incorporate an interdisciplinary approach. As in previous ACS conferences, we will consider proposals that deal with any topic or theme focused on the study of the Atlantic Region.
For more information, please contact:
Mark J. McLaughlin
Assistant Professor of History and Canadian Studies
University of Maine