BC Studies 2017 – VIU, Nanaimo

BC Studies Conference 2017

Vancouver Island University, in association with BC Studies, is hosting the multidisciplinary BC Studies Conference in 2017, on the theme (Un)Settling British Columbia.

The conference will be held May 4-6, 2017.

Please see the Call For Papers.

Hay ch qa’ sii’em siye’yu mukw mustimuxw.

We wish to acknowledge and thank the Coast Salish people on whose traditional territory Vancouver Island University resides. BC Studies 2017 will take place on Snunéymuxw First Nation territory, and we appreciate and value the opportunities we have to share, learn, and live together.

We invite you to join us in Nanaimo!

Themes and ideas that this conference addresses include:

  • Colonialism and resistance
  • Treaties and treaty-making
  • Land – its uses and meanings
  • Truth and Reconciliation
  • Energy past, present, and/or futures
  • Gender roles, identities, and expressions
  • Immigration and identities
  • British Columbia in Confederation
  • Indigenizing the Academy in BC

We welcome proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters from scholars and researchers across all disciplines, and encourage multi-disciplinary or thematic panels on any topic related to British Columbia (including comparative/transnational studies). Student proposals are encouraged, as are proposals for interactive workshops or roundtables.