David Wayne Stewart: Home Away from Home: Reflections on the Canadian Expat Experience

Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
In Person at WWU or on Zoom


WWU Center for Canadian-American Studies, the Institute for Global, Engagement, and the Ray Wolpow Institute, in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association.

Author and Canadian Studies consultant David Stewart will be discussing his memoir, True North, Down South. Using a Canadian émigré lens, the essay collection entertains and educates readers about immigrant and national identity, cultural misunderstandings, and belonging in the modern world. David Wayne Stewart is a „professional Canadian“ in California, helping Canadian tech clusters connect into the Bay Area ecosystem. He is a former „chairmoose“ of the Digital Moose Lounge, an association of Canadians in Silicon Valley, and the Advisory Board Chair of Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley. His essays have received awards in San Francisco’s Soul-Making Keats literary competition and have appeared in Potato Soup Journal, Bewildering Stories, and The Quiet Reader.

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CFP Hybrid conference Displaced Indigeneity, Unsettling Histories: Forced Migration, Kinship, and Belonging

University of Glasgow, Glasgow/UK

27-28 June 2023

Deadline: January 30, 2023



Indigeneity often speaks to people’s deep historic, spiritual, and political connection with place. Yet the long history of settler colonialism has enacted multiple processes of dis-placement, through forced migration, land and resource appropriation, enslavement, resettlement and concentration. While these violences have not always prevented Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous peoples’ kinship and belonging, dis-placed and dis-rupted Indigeneity has also had to create new methods of belonging within the dis-locating experiences of an ongoing colonialism.

This workshop seeks to make space for researchers – especially researchers who are Indigenous from postcolonial and contemporary settler states – to discuss the histories and legacies created by forced migrations and the critical fissures created by colonial pasts and presents. We intend this space to bring together historians and interdisciplinary scholars of Indigenous histories, broadly defined, from around the world, and for it to be the start of an ongoing conversation about Indigenous enslavement, displacement and mobility from pre-invasion and colonisation to their resonances in the present day.

The workshop includes two outstanding keynote speakers – Andrés Reséndez (University of California, Davis) and Nancy Van Deusen (Queen’s University, Canada) – who are among the leading scholars in the field of global Indigenous enslavement studies, especially within the Latin American context. The workshop will also offer a public lecture from Caroline Dodds Pennock linked to the release of her major new trade book on Indigenous peoples, free and enslaved, in early modern Europe. It also offers a guided visit to the newly renovated Tlaxcala Codex in the University of Glasgow’s Special Collections.

Organised by

Leila Blackbird (University of Chicago), Caroline Dodds Pennock (University of Sheffield), and Julia McClure (University of Glasgow)

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by 30 January 2023 to Julia.McClure@Glasgow.ac.uk

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Online-Vortrag Johannes Müller Gómez: „Kanada und die verflixten Klimaziele“

Veranstaltung der DKG Oberbayern in Kooperation mit dem Amerikahaus München

24. November 2022, 19 Uhr, Youtube Livestream


2015 verpflichtete sich die Weltgemeinschaft mit dem Pariser Abkommen dazu, die Erderwärmung auf möglichst 1,5 Grad, maximal auf 2 Grad zu begrenzen – so auch Kanada. Zuletzt hob Premierminister Justin Trudeau die kanadischen Klimaziele mit dem Versprechen an, die heimischen Treibhausgase bis 2030 um 40 bis 45% unter das Niveau von 2005 zu senken. Während sich der kanadische Premier auf der internationalen Bühne als Teil der klimapolitischen Avantgarde sieht, reichen die bisher vom Bund und den Provinzen verabschiedeten Maßnahmen jedoch nicht aus, um sein Versprechen zu halten.

Der Vortrag soll einen Überblick über die Entwicklung der kanadischen Klimapolitik geben und herausarbeiten, inwieweit der kanadische Föderalismus eine Herausforderung für das Erreichen der kanadischen Klimaziele darstellt. Aus welchen Gründen verweigern sich einzelne Provinzen der Umsetzung des Pariser Abkommens? Welche Strategien nutzt Premierminister Trudeau, um diese Provinzen mit ins Boot zu holen? Und welche Chancen hat er in den letzten sechs Jahren dabei vertan?

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The 2022 MMRC Lecture: Listening to the Songs of Indigenous Lands (hybrid)

Friday, November 25, 2022, 7:00 pm (CET)

Participation possible on site or via Zoom and livestream.

Fusing scholarly and artistic approaches, Dylan Robinson, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia in the School of Music and a xwélmexw (Stó:lō/Skwah) artist, curator and writer, and Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Cree/Halfbreed; German/Polish), award-winning singer/songwriter and interdisciplinary artist, will explore the manifold dimensions of sound art by North American Indigenous artists and Indigenous song. The evening will feature works by Raven Chacon, Rebecca Belmore and Tania Willard.

More information on the program and on registration: https://www.musicandminorities.org/lecture-2022/.

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Speaker Series on Inuit Research : Research in Inuit Nunaat (virtual)

CIÉRA (Interuniversity Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Research), Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec/Canada

November 14, 2022 / 11:30 – 12:30 am EST (UTC -5) / 17:30h – 18:30h CET



The Études Inuit Studies journal invites you to the talk given by Enooyaq Sudlovenick, that is part of its Speaker Series on Inuit Research. This conference is intitled „Research in Inuit Nunaat“ and will discuss research methods and practices around research done in Inuit Nunaat. She will describe terminology in natural and qualitative science, methodologies she uses in her research seeking to document Inuit knowledge, and will give an example of her research on beluga health and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. The talk will be given in English. Click here for the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/697957344618265

Participants have to register here: https://ulaval.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ivc-ihqT0pE9EDOdqdmMByg-lHfkU6Q7nf

Speaker : Enooyaq Sudlovenick is a PhD student at the University of Manitoba, working on beluga health and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit Knowledge). Ms Sudlovenick specializes in Arctic marine mammal health through contaminant, pathological studies, and local knowledge. She also works to document Inuit knowledge and uses it as a research framework in her projects. She has completed a Master of Science in veterinary medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in University of Prince Edward Island, working on ringed seal health in Iqaluit. Additionally, she holds a BSc in Marine Biology from the University of Guelph. She is an active member in the Arctic research community, volunteering with the ArcticNet Student Association as the President. Ms. Sudlovenick was born and raised in Iqaluit Nunavut and grew up hunting and camping throughout Baffin Island.The talk will be given in English and is free open to all publics.

Contact Email: Revue.Etudes.Inuit@fss.ulaval.ca

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Screening of “Searching for Winnetou” and discussion with Ojibway director Drew Hayden Taylor, Embassy of Canada, Berlin

The Embassy of Canada in Berlin cordially invites you to a screening of the documentary film

“Searching for Winnetou” and discussion with Ojibway director Drew Hayden Taylor

on Friday, November 18th @ 5 pm

Live at the Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin

In SEARCHING FOR WINNETOU, Drew Hayden Taylor explores the controversy surrounding cultural appropriation of Indigenous culture in German speaking Europe – with humor and not without empathy. The title of the documentary refers to the 19th century author Karl May and his series of WINNETOU novels, which sparked German fascination with First Nations peoples.

Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway award-winning playwright from the Curve Lake First Nations, in Central Ontario. As journalist, short-story writer, novelist, and filmmaker, he has worked over two decades on exploring and documenting the Native experience. https://www.drewhaydentaylor.com/

The film screening (45 minutes, ENG O.V.) will be followed by Q&A session, moderated by Isabelle Poupart, Chargée d’affaires a.i. of Canada to Germany.

We invite you to join us for an informal reception after the event.

Doors open at 4:30 pm.

All attendees are required to perform a COVID-19 rapid antigen self-test (within the last 24 hours) OR a PCR test (within the last 48 hours). You will be asked to self-certify your negative test result upon check-in. Masks (either FFP2 or surgical) must be worn upon entering and moving through the public spaces until seated or anytime food and drinks are served.

Event in English. Organized in cooperation with the ‘Canadians in Europe / Canadiens en Europe’ network.

Please click HERE to register for the event via Eventbrite before November 16th.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Appel à articles N°94 (juin 2023) Etudes canadiennes : 70 ans après le Rapport Massey : État des lieux de la culture et des politiques culturelles au Canada

Deadline: December 1, 2022

The journal Études Canadiennes/Canadian Studies is pleased to announce a special issue on Canada’s cultural policies directed by Guest Editor Dr. Sandrine Ferré-Rode (Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines), in association with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Laurence Cros (Université Paris Cité). Seventy years ago, the Report of the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences 1949-1951 , headed by Vincent Massey, was published. It was both the first investigation of the state of the arts and culture as well as cultural policies in Canada, and the first major plea in favor of a strategic and financial support from the federal government for culture and cultural institutions across the country. The objectives of this special issue are to take both a retrospective and prospective look at the state of cult ure and cultural policies in Canada. This will contribute to assessing the state of knowledge on the following topics, among others:

− the role played in defining objectives and priorities in Canadian cultural policy-making by the Massey Report and later reports like the Reports of the Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee (commonly known as the Applebaum-Hébert Reports) of 1981 and 1982 or, more recently, Justin Trudeau government’s Creative Canada Strategic Framework (2017);

− the history and role of cultural and heritage institutions in Canada before and after the Massey Report, but also the history and role of private foundations, corporate sponsorship and voluntary associations in culture and the arts in Canada;

− the evolution of public policies in the cultural field at the federal level, but also at the provincial level (intensified in particular by the Mulroney government in the 1980s) and at the municipal level (with the creation of Arts Councils in major Canadian cities, Public Art programs, etc.);

− the evolution of the condition of artists and creators in Canada, the impact of public policies on their agency and the role of defense associations like CARFAC (founded in 1968);

− the development of indigenous arts and culture, as well as indigenous cultural institutions ;

− the impact of free trade agreements on cultural public policies in Canada, and Canada’s leading role in championing “cultural exemption,” especially since the Mont real Declaration of 2005;

− Canada’s role in the definition and practice of cultural diplomacy (soft power).

Proposals are to be sent as a single document (Word format), to both editors (sandrine.ferre-rode@uvsq.fr and laurence.cros@u-paris.fr ), and should contain:

-a working title and an abstract (250 to 300 words )

– a brief biography (no more than 100 words).

The deadline for submission of proposals is December 1st, 2022. Notification of decisions will follow shortly afterwards.

Full articles (about 8,000 words) will need to be submitted by February 1st, 2023.

Articles should follow the formatting guide of the journal, available at https://journals.openedition.org/eccs/369

Articles will be submitted to a double peer-review process. For their articles to be published, authors must be members of the French Association of Canadian Studies (AFEC – https://www.afec33.asso.fr/ ). Selected articles will be published in issue 94 (June 2023) of Études Canadiennes/Canadian Studies , simultaneously in printed form and as an electronic publication (open access) on https://journals.openedition.org/eccs/.

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Visiting Fellowships Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA/USA


Deadline: January 20, 2023

The Visiting Fellowship program offers scholars at all stages of their careers funding to pursue projects that require in-depth research on the library’s holdings, as well as opportunities to draw on staff expertise and participate in intellectual life at Harvard.

Houghton provides fellows with access to other libraries at the University, and opportunities to exchange knowledge and promote their research through its publications, and scholarly and public programs.

Recent fellows‘ research topics speak to the breadth and depth of Houghton’s holdings—ranging from colonial-era Native American music to the collecting of Sanskrit manuscripts, and Iberian chivalric romances to celebrity pregnancy on the London stage.

Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse amount of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

The library particularly welcomes proposals that reexamine its collections through a global lens and/or demonstrate how the holdings of a rare book and manuscript library can contribute to discourse around contemporary social, political, and cultural issues. New fellowships on gender and sexuality studies in the performing arts, and early modern black lives underscore Houghton’s commitment to diversifying perspectives on our collections.

Houghton Library is Harvard’s principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The Visiting Fellowship Program offers scholars at all stages of their careers funding to pursue projects that require in-depth research on the Library’s holdings.

The application deadline for 2023-2024 fellowships is January 20, 2023.

Recipients will be notified by April 1, 2023.

Contact Info: 

Peter X. Accardo

Librarian for Scholarly and Public Programs

Contact Email: accardo@fas.harvard.edu

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3 doctoral grants at GSNAS

Deadline: January 31, 2023

The Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS) at Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for 3 doctoral grants with a funding period of one year (1,350 EUR per month, 2023-2024) as well as up to 7 additional doctoral memberships for candidates who have already obtained third-party funding (starting date: October 1, 2023).

We would greatly appreciate if you could forward this message to prospective candidates who are interested in pursuing a doctoral project in Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Literary Studies, Political Science or Sociology. Only doctoral projects related to the field of North American Studies can be considered. Applicants will be able to submit their applications via our online platform until January 31, 2023 at 23:59 hours GMT (deadline). Further details can be found on the attached posters and our website at gsnas.fu-berlin.de/en.

Should doctoral candidates at your institution be interested in a short-term stay (2-6 months) at GSNAS, we would appreciate to receive inquiries at visitingresearcher@gsnas.fu-berlin.de.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any further questions.

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Visiting Fellowships British Library, Eccles Centre for American Studies, London/UK


Deadline: 16 December 2022

These awards are offered to help support individuals wishing to visit London to use the British Library’s collections relating to the Americas (North America, the Caribbean, Central America, South America).

Who are the Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships for?

We are keen to hear from all kinds of serious researchers who have the potential to produce something new, exciting, challenging and different as a result of their research into the British Library’s Americas collections. As well as applicants from academic backgrounds working on scholarly research, we also welcome independent researchers, creative practitioners working on artistic and cultural projects, and journalists, educators and scientists working on public policy problems. This means that research towards a doctoral degree, an academic article, a poetry collection, a policy paper, a classroom resource, a theatre production, a body of painting or sculpture, a new fashion collection…all these kinds of projects and more will be considered.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age but can be based anywhere in the world.

What can I research as part of the Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship programme?

There are four research themes that we are particularly excited for researchers to explore through our collections.

  • Sounds and music of the Americas
  • Americans beyond the Americas
  • American environments
  • Religion and spiritualty in the Americas

Researchers are strongly encouraged to apply with projects that align with one of these themes. If you need to use the British Library’s Americas collections for an exciting and original project that falls outside the scope of these themes you may apply as a ‘wildcard’.

You can find out more about the research themes in this blog.

How much are the Fellowships, and how long do they last?

Applicants may apply for up to the following amounts, depending on where they are based:

  • The UK (within the M25) – £1,000
  • The UK (outside the M25) – £2,000
  • Europe (excluding the UK) – £2,500
  • Rest of World – £3,000

It is expected that this award will support around a month’s work in the Library, either taken continuously, or as a number of smaller trips. The 2023 awards will last for 18 months, for those in receipt of a 2023 Fellowship, the research trip(s) will need to take place between 1 April 2023 and must be completed by 30 September 2024.How do I apply?

Applications for the 2023 competition can be submitted from Friday 8 October. We strongly encourage all potential applicants to read our Notes for Applicants document before submitting an application. All submissions must be made via our digital form. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm GMT on Friday 16 December 2022.

All applicants are invited to submit a separate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion form that will be stored separately from your main application form, and which will be completely anonymous with no identifying information about you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at eccles-centre@bl.uk.

Further information

The British Library’s main catalogue, Explore, as well as smaller, specialist catalogues for archives and manuscripts, sound recording and photographs, can be found at the Library’s homepage, www.bl.uk. The Eccles Centre does not house a collection separate to that of the British Library, and the bibliographies on the Eccles Centre webpages provide a snapshot of some of the items in the British Library collection.

Enquiries regarding the British Library’s North American holdings can be directed in the first instance to the Eccles Centre or the Library’s Reference Enquiry Team.

Contact Info:

Dr Philip Abraham, Visiting Fellowship Manager

The Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library

Contact Email: eccles-centre@bl.uk

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