Online conference: Settler Vines: Making and Consuming Wine in a Globalizing World since 1850

September 23-24, 2021, Toronto

Settler Vines features four live sessions on the history of wine. They are spread out over the course of two days. The conference also hosts the Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture in Canadian History on Thursday September 23rd as part of its program. 

Do you want to know more about the spread of wine from Europe around the world? Or to explore the impact of globalization on wine production? Or perhaps you are more interested in the environmental histories of vineyards? This conference highlights the varying contributions of Indigenous Peoples, migrants, and scientists. Lastly, it explores how wine has been marketed to new consumers.

For the Avie Bennett public lecture, Settler Vines is honored to welcome Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band. The Osoyoos community created the first Indigenous owned winery in North America. Chief Louie  will discuss Indigenous Peoples and the wine industry in British Columbia in the context of globalization and climate change.

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Profession historienne? Les femmes dans la production et la diffusion des savoirs historiques au Canada français, XIXe et XXe siècles

Colloque en format hybride

les 7 et 8 octobre, 2021

Auditorium de la Grande Bibliothèque, Montréal

Programmation et inscription

« “Rien n’est beau que le vrai”. C’est la devise de la Société historique de Montréal, elle devient mienne dorénavant [1] ». En prononçant ces mots en 1917, Marie-Claire Daveluy devenait la première femme à franchir les portes d’un cénacle fondé au siècle dernier et resté jusqu’alors exclusivement masculin. Tout comme Daveluy, plusieurs femmes ont pris part à la construction et à la diffusion du savoir historique au cours des XIXe et XXe siècles. La plupart, cependant, n’ont pu bénéficier de conditions de production favorables ni occuper des rôles de premier plan leur permettant de jouir d’une postérité plus grande.

Profitant de l’effervescence de la réflexion historiographique actuelle, ce colloque, qui sera suivi de la publication d’un ouvrage collectif, veut précisément mettre en lumière les diverses formes de participation et de contribution des femmes du Canada français au dynamisme d’un champ historique en constante métamorphose. La consultation des principaux traités d’historiographie (Gagnon, 1978 et 1997; Lamarre, 1993; Rudin, 1998) ou des anthologies (Bédard et Goyette, 2006) pourrait décourager quiconque d’une telle entreprise. Les seules figures féminines ayant droit de cité au panthéon historiographique semblent ces rares académiciennes ayant réussi à percer le fameux plafond de verre. À lire les noms des Louise Dechêne, Micheline Dumont et Nadia Fahmy-Eid, par exemple, on mesure certes la valeur de leur contribution, mais aussi la légèreté du poids des femmes dans la mémoire historiographique du Québec et du Canada français.


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The KHI Amerindian Lecture Series (online)

In the framework of Department Gerhard Wolf & 4A_Laboratory: Art Histories, Archaeologies, Anthropologies, Aesthetics
Organized by Sanja Savkić Šebek (KHI in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) & Bat-ami Artzi (Dumbarton Oaks)

The KHI Amerindian Lecture Series 2021 is conceived as a forum to reflect on Indigenous arts/visual cultures and aesthetic practices created on the American continent, past and present. It gathers scholars who present novel research in/linking art history, anthropology/ethnology, (ethno)history, archaeology, museum studies, artistic and curatorial work, as well as other areas of inquiry concerned with images and artifacts and their handling. The diversity and richness of indigenous ‘visual modes’ across the continent is shown through a range of case studies which serve as a starting point to develop methodological and conceptual tools for the study of a variety of subjects, such as: the relationship of Amerindian art and ritual, and a specific ontology of images; the relation between aesthetics, cosmology and ecology; the encounter between Amerindian and European artistic and scriptural conventions; representations of connectedness of native practices across time and space in different media; the tension between locality and globality; pattern and form; politics of display; memory, identity, gender, ethnicity and violence in visual manifestations, among other themes. The studies break the artificial borders between fine art and craft, and question scholarly canons, as well as museal and exhibitory forms.



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CFP: Religion in the North American West

Williams P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, Taos, NM/USA, September 29-October 2, 2022


Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN/USA, April 20-23, 2023

Deadline: November 1, 2021

The Williams P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art solicit papers that examine religion in the North American West. Selected participants will take part in a two-part symposium to workshop their papers leading to an edited volume. The symposium and resulting volume will examine the religious, spiritual, and secular histories of the Trans-Mississippi West, including western Canada, northern Mexico, and the trans-Pacific West such as Hawaii, the Philippines and American Samoa. The symposium will focus on the West(s) created by the contact of settler-colonists, migrants, and indigenous peoples from the 16th to 21st centuries. Paper topics should not merely be set in the North American West but should engage significantly with the region as a constitutive part of religious histories and experiences.


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CFP: Indigenous Survivance and Resilience in the age of COVID-19

22nd Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ/USA

February 2-4, 2022

Deadline: November 15, 2021

As we continue to live in our new pandemic reality, we are mindful of our people’s and communities’ resilience. COVID-19 disproportionately affected American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities due to health disparities and limited access to healthcare across Indian Country. Tribal peoples and communities responded and sought to prevent the spread, many locked down and closed their borders. Others passed mask mandates and put school and work online for their communities’ safety. Despite these precautions, COVID-19 surges resulted in the loss of family and community members, including elders and cultural knowledge keepers. Our communities will never be the same.


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CFP: Beyond Resettlement – Exploring the History of the Ugandan Asian Community in Exile

Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, November 2022.

Deadline: October 1, 2021

September 28, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the first group of Ugandan Asian refugees to arrive in Canada after being expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin. This was Canada’s first major resettlement of non-European and largely non-Christian refugees in the postwar period. To consolidate power in Uganda, after leading a military coup in 1971, Idi Amin accused 80,000 Ugandans of South Asian descent of economic sabotage and a failure to integrate socially. He subsequently announced on August 4, 1972, that they would have 90 days to leave the country or face dire consequences. Canada’s rapid response to the expulsion order led to the resettlement of nearly 7,500 Ugandan Asian refugees between 1972 and 1974.


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Riley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Canadian History – 2021-22 at University of Winnipeg

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Position Start: January 1, 2022.

The Department of History at The University of Winnipeg invites qualified candidates to apply for the one-year Riley Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian History. Value of award: $45,000 (plus benefits), and $2,000 for travel and research expenses. Riley Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to reside in Winnipeg for the duration of the award. For application details see: Guidelines and application details


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CFP: Reckoning & Reconciliation on the Great Plains

Great Plains Conference: April 6-8, 2022

Deadline: October 25, 2021

The 2022 Great Plains conference asks how residents of the Great Plains can best reckon with the violence, conflict, and abuse that has occurred in our region and move toward healing, justice, and reconciliation. It invites us to remember and honor the painful past, and then to imagine and build new relationships and communities based on respect and dignity for all. People on the Great Plains have suffered dispossession, exile, violence, discrimination, exclusion, exploitation, forcible assimilation, and family separation. Typical accounts of the region often downplay or erase these events. Yet past abuses have contributed to current disparities and inequalities, and our failure to confront them has limited our possibilities to create a fully inclusive and thriving society. This conference will bring together a wide variety of speakers and activities to reckon with the past while also highlighting the resiliency of people and culture moving forward. The event is designed for community members, local and regional leaders, student groups, the academic community, and anyone interested in these issues.

Keynote speaker Walter Echo-Hawk will kick off the following two full days of speakers, cultural events, panels and workshops. Attendees can also enjoy the Contemporary Indigeneity exhibition at the Great Plains Art Museum. This conference will reckon with the past while also highlighting the resiliency of people, cultures, and communities moving forward. The event is designed for community members and organizers, local and regional leaders, students, student groups, the academic community, and anyone curious about these issues.


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CFP: Italianità among the Italian Diasporic Community in Canada and the United States in the Twentieth Century

Deadline for article proposal: 1 October 2021

Deadline for article submission: 1 January 2022

Articles are invited for possible inclusion in a special issue of Italian Canadiana that will focus on the theme of Italianità among the Italian diasporic community in Canada and the United States during the twentieth century.  Topics of interest for this issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Defining what it means to be Italian in a diasporic community
  • The expression and preservation of Italian identit(ies)
  • The tension between regional and national identities
  • Negotiating Italianità in an assimilationist or multicultural context
  • Asserting Italian identity before and after fascism
  • The varieties of Italian identity among pre-World War II and post-World War II immigrants

Please send your article proposal to Professor Paul Baxa at

Proposals should include your contact information (name, address, telephone, email), short bioblurb (100 words), the title of the article, and article abstract (150 words).

Proposals and articles will be accepted in any of the journal’s three official languages: English, French, or Italian.

Contact Info:

Paul Baxa, PhD

Ave Maria University

5050 Ave Maria Boulevard

Ave Maria FL 34142

Contact Email:
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Appel à communications: Voltaire et les Lumières au Québec : histoire ancienne ou nécessité présente ? Perspectives historiques et lectures actuelles

61e journée d’échanges scientifiques de l’Association québécoise pour l’étude de l’imprimé

Centre d’archives Mgr-Antoine-Racine, Sherbrooke
7 et 8 avril 2022

Date limite : 1er octobre 2021

Le contexte

Une exposition de documents inédits de Voltaire, appartenant au professeur Peter Southam, aura lieu au Centre d’archives Mgr-Antoine-Racine, à Sherbrooke, des mois de janvier à juin 2022. C’est dans ce cadre que l’Association québécoise pour l’étude de l’imprimé organise sa 61e Journée scientifique avec le thème suivant : « Voltaire et les Lumières au Québec : histoire ancienne ou nécessité présente ? », qui se tiendra les 7 et 8 avril 2022.

Les Lumières au Québec depuis le 18e siècle

Dans l’histoire culturelle du Québec, Voltaire a été présent dès les premiers imprimés. Ainsi, The Quebec Gazette/La Gazette de Québec rapporte l’exécution de Jean-François, chevalier de La Barre, dans son numéro du 16 février 1767. On y lit : « Le Febvre de la Marre a été condamné pour le crime mentionné ci-dessus […] à être décollé, et à avoir son corps jetté au feu, avec le Dictionnaire Philosophique de Voltaire, qui selon son propre aveu etoit un livre favori chez lui. » Mais c’est surtout dans La Gazette littéraire de Fleury Mesplet que Voltaire occupe une place considérable et où la philosophie des Lumières connaît une première véritable diffusion.


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