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Patrick James, Past-President of ICCS, will serve as President of the International Studies Association (ISA) in 2018-19. ISA has been the premier organization for connecting scholars and practitioners in fields of international studies since 1959. He will also serve as the next president of the Peace Science Society (PSS) for 2017. More information is available here: http://sites.psu.edu/pssi/. Congratulations!
Luca Codignola, Past-president of ICCS has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada have elected 89 new Fellows, including 2 Foreign Fellows, 2 Specially Elected Fellows and 2 Honorary Fellows. The newly elected Fellows have diverse backgrounds and disciplines. They have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Click here to view a complete list of newly elected Fellows and their nomination citations. This year's new Fellows will be inducted to the academies of the RSC during the Induction and Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston, Ontario. Congratulations! To register for this event, please click here: http://www.cvent.com.
GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The ICCS Graduate Student Scholarships, worth a maximum amount of $4,000, are offered each year to a dozen of students, helping them to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university or research site, other than their own, doing research related to their thesis or dissertation in the field of Canadian Studies. All applications must be submitted by an Association for Canadian Studies to the ICCS by November 24, 2016. More information is available at http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/graduate-student-scholarships.php.
CANADIAN STUDIES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
The ICCS Postdoctoral Fellowships give the opportunity to young scholars, who have completed a doctoral thesis on a topic primarily related to Canada and are not employed in a full-time university teaching position, to visit a university with a Canadian Studies program for a teaching or research fellowship. The length of the stay will be of a minimum of one month and maximum of three months. During that stay, the student will receive $2,500 per month, plus the cost of a return airline ticket for a maximum of CAD$10,000. The application deadline is November 24, 2016. For more information, please see: http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/canadian-studies-postdoctoral-fellowships.php.
GOVERNOR GENERAL’S INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN CANADIAN STUDIES
The Governor General's International Award for Canadian Studies is intended for a scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to scholarship and to the development of Canadian Studies internationally. Nominations must be submitted no later than November 24, 2016. For more information: http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/governor-general-international-award-canadian-studies.php.
PIERRE SAVARD AWARDS
The Pierre Savard Awards are designed to recognize and promote each year outstanding scholarly monographs, written by members of the Canadian Studies international network, that contribute to a better understanding of Canada. There are two categories: Book written in French or English and Book written in a language other than French or English. The deadline for submitting applications to the ICCS is November 24, 2016. For additional information: http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/pierre-savard-awards.php.
BEST DOCTORAL THESIS IN CANADIAN STUDIES AWARD
This ICCS Award is designed to recognize and promote each year an outstanding PhD thesis on a Canadian topic, written by a member (or one of his/her students) of a Canadian Studies Association or Associate Member, and which contributes to a better understanding of Canada. The deadline for submission is November 24, 2016. For more information: http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/best-doctoral-thesis-canadian-studies.php.
CANADIAN STUDIES NEWS
The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) is pleased to announce a new release of their Newsletter, Think Canada!, which is now available on their website. It is also available to download here.
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá, the Brazilian Association for Canadian Studies (ABECAN) publication, launched a new issue of the journal, Internationalization in Higher Education: Agendas, partnerships and knowledge. which is available. here: https://periodicos.ufpel.edu.br/ojs2/index.php/interfaces/issue/view/517.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN STUDIES
The 42nd Annual Conference of the British Association of Canadian Studies (BACS) will be held at Canada House, London, on April 20-22, 2017. They are currently accepting papers for the event. For this historic anniversary, papers on themes of enduring interest to Canadianists will be welcomed. Because space will be limited, priority will be given to paper sessions and round-table panels on the following themes:
· Citizenship, Diversity, Migration, Identity, Indigeneity, Social Policy
· Contemporary Canadian Culture, Art, Literature, Media, Dance, Film
· Geography, Environment, Energy, The North, The Arctic
· International relations, Canada-UK Relations
· Post-secondary Education especially Canada-UK University Links
· Trade, Politics, Business, Law
Abstracts of 400 words, together with short bio(s) of 100 words, should be submitted by November 30, 2016 to the Conference Administrator, Sue Scott-Martin: email@example.com. For more information, click here to view full call for paper.
CONFERENCE HOSTED BY THE ASSOCIATION FOR CANADIAN STUDIES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND (ACSANZ)
The ACSANZ is currently inviting abstracts for papers that address the idea of constitutions and Canada for their Conference, entitled Constituting Canada. Interdisciplinary Approaches to an Idea, which will take place in University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia on July 13 – 14, 2017. The conference will ask how nations, states, and peoples in Canada have been constituted, and investigate the significance of constitutive moments in the Canadian context. Possible topics and information on submission can be found here: http://bit.ly/2bQ9BUb. The deadline to apply is December 1st, 2016.
CALLS AND INVITATIONS
COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS - INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP IN CANADA
The International Affairs Fellowship in Canada seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. CFR will be selecting one to two awardees each year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. The program is open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy and have an interest in U.S.- Canada relations, and awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (or a prorated stipend if the duration of the fellowship is shorter) as well as a modest travel allowance. They are currently recruiting for their Fellowships program, including the International Fellowship in Canada. Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis. Official selections will be made by January, and the fellowship will start in September. Information on the eligibility criteria, application and selection process is available online here: http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/iaf_canada.html.
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SPACE, PLACE AND HYBRIDITY IN NATIONAL IMAGINATION
The research group ILCEA4 is pleased to announce the organization of an international conference on “Space, Place and Hybridity in National Imagination” to be held at Grenoble Alpes University on November 23-24, 2017, in Grenobles Alpes University (France). The conference will examine the foundations of any “imagined community” (Benedict Anderson) and the ways in which artistic productions cause this set of images, values and references to evolve. These both reflect a history and a heritage but also expose their inherent limitations and underlying ideology, thus paving the way for the progressive transformation of such national figures, values and spatial representations. They are currently seeking proposals, due no later than January 6, 2017. An abstract (max. 300 words) either in French or in English, and a short biographical note (max. 150 words) can be submitted to both Christine Vandamme (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cyril Besson (email@example.com). The notification of acceptance will be sent by February 10, 2017, at the latest. Selected papers will be considered for publication (in English). For more information, please click here.
Mitacs, a national not for profit organization that designs and delivers research and training programs in Canada, is now accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada. The deadline to apply is November 9, 2016, at 5 p.m. PST. Projects last 12–24 weeks and are open to graduate students in all disciplines. Select destinations are also open to senior undergraduates. Funding varies by destination. For more information, click here: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink.
(UN)SETTLING BRITISH COLUMBIA CONFERENCE
BC Studies 2017 organizers are seeking papers that explore relationships and tension between the settled and the unsettled in British Columbia’s past, present and future for their conference to be held on May 4-6, 2016 at the Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC (Canada). For more information on themes, proposal requirements etc. please visit here: http://bit.ly/2bQFv7P. Please send all proposals electronically to Timothy Lewis or Katharine Rollwagen at this mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, October 31, 2016.
RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS
The aboriginal moment in Canadian politics
Read Guy Laforest, Professor, Département de Science Politique, Université Laval, on his latest entry : https://guylaforest.com/2016/06/29/le-moment-autochtone-en-politique-canadienne/.
Mount Allison Centre for Canadian Studies 2015-2016 Year-End Report
Click here to read on the activities on the Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Alison: http://csn-rec.ca/meetings-newsletters/108-july-2010-newsletter.
Canadian Studies Center Report – University of Washington
The Canadian Studies Centre at University of Washington took the opportunity to celebrate graduation and the inauguration of their International Policy Institute (IPI) Arctic Fellows and to look forward to the achievements of our Corbett Scholars and the incoming Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellows. They are very pleased with the success of their IPI Arctic Fellow and they also congratulate all of their students. Click here to read the full report: https://jsis.washington.edu/canada//file/newsletters/2016-06%20Report.html.