Stipendien der Stiftung für Kanada-Studien: Sondereinreichfrist 2022

Die Stiftung für Kanada-Studien hat wegen der Corona-Pandemie auch in diesem Jahr eine Sondereinreichfrist für Projekte im laufenden und im Folgejahr eingerichtet. Der Termin hierfür ist der 01.07.2022.

Vergeben werden:

(1) Reisestipendien für Promovierende für Forschungsaufenthalte in Kanada

(2) Reisestipendien für bereits promovierte Wissenschaftler_innen
für Forschungsaufenthalte in Kanada

(3) Reisestipendien für die Vorbereitung von Projektanträgen:
Entwicklung von Forschungsvorhaben vor der Projektantragsreife oder „Sondierungsprojekt“

Die Stiftung für Kanada-Studien ist darüber hinaus offen für weitere innovative Projektideen im Sinne der deklarierten Stiftungsziele. Formlose Projektskizzen können der Stiftung jederzeit vorgelegt werden.

Anträge können von deutschen, österreichischen und Schweizer Staatsbürger_innen gestellt werden oder jenen, die an einer deutschen, österreichischen oder Schweizer Hochschule arbeiten oder studieren. Bewerbungen sind jederzeit möglich. Bewerbungsschluss für die Stipendienvergabe im Folgejahr ist jeweils der 1. November des laufenden Jahres, bzw. 2022 zusätzlich der 1. Juli.

Weitere Informationen und Bewerbungsformulare finden Sie auf der Homepage der Stiftung für Kanada-Studien unter der Rubrik Förderprogramme.

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Anmeldefrist verlängert/ Lehrer*innenfortbildung: Kanada und Québec im Fremdsprachenunterricht

Das Bremer Institut für Kanada- und Quebec-Studien (BIKQS) führt am 15. Juni 2022 mit Expert*innen u.a. der Universitäten Bremen, Köln und Groningen im Haus der Wissenschaft eine Lehrer*innenfortbildung zum Thema Kanada und Québec im Fremdsprachenunterricht durch. In einzelnen Vorträgen und Workshops werden materialbasierte Einführungen zu Kanada, Diskussionen zu Literatur, Film, Sprachen und Politik sowie zu speziellen Themen wie den indigenen Kulturen Kanadas und dem berühmten Cirque du Soleil aus Quebéc stattfinden. Eine Buchausstellung rundet das Programm ab.



Die Anmeldefrist wurde bis zum 5. Juni 2022 verlängert.

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Dr. P. Whitney Lackenbauer: “Sovereignty on Thinning Ice”? Characterizing Arctic Sovereignty and Security – Past, Present and Future (online)

June 2, 2022, 1:30pm (ET), Zoom

Wilfrid Laurier University

Registration is required for this online event. – Register Now:

Dr. P. Whitney Lackenbauer is one of Canada’s leading experts on Arctic security, history and contemporary policy. He is Canada Research Chair in the Study of the Canadian North and a Professor in the School for the Study of Canada at Trent University. He is also the network lead for the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network and previously served as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group.

In this fascinating lecture, Dr. Lackenbauer will discuss his research and his involvement with the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, whose records are held by the Laurier Archives and Special Collections

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Online lecture: Anna Hudson: Qummut Qukiria! Art, Culture, and Sovereignty Across Inuit Nunaat and Sápmi: Mobilizing the Circumpolar North

When: May 6, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Robarts Centre 8th Annual Lecture in Canadian Studies
Qummut Qukiria! (Up like a bullet!) is the culminating publication of the SSHRC-supported partnership project, Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage, and is the focus of the 8th annual Robart’s Lecture.


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NWF Workshop: Studying Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of Turtle Island in Europe – Book of abstracts and programme online

The Emerging Scholars’ Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS) is organizing an online workshop titled „Studying Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of Turtle Island in Europe: Questions of Methodology, Positionality, Accountability, and Research Ethics,“ which will take place from May 5 to 6, 2022. During the two-day workshop, a small community of emerging scholars working on these topics will come together to discuss their ongoing research projects with peers and experts. With two introductory speakers (Dr Geneviève Susemihl and Prof Dr Astrid Fellner), two invited speakers (Dr Renae Watchman (Diné & Tsalagi) and Prof Dr Hartmut Lutz), twelve presenters, and a limited number of guests, we hope to create a safe space for scholars to learn with one another how to better engage with Indigenous literatures and cultures from a European perspective.

Because there are limited seats available, however, registration is unfortunately only open to participants and select guests.

Book of abstracts


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CFP Postgraduate Conference: Participation in Postcolonial Wor(l)ds

September 29 – October 1, 2022, Düsseldorf

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Participation both depends on and produces agency. Therefore, it is always embedded in power structures and power remains unequally distributed. Though empires are long gone, neo-colonial structures of domination continue to exploit the so-called Global South, to privilege Eurocentric knowledge traditions over non-Eurocentric knowledge, and to exclude racialized subjects or people and communities from erstwhile colonized countries from power positions. For decades, postcolonial subjects have worked against imperial forms of oppression. They continuously labor to create space for local and hitherto marginalized world views and experiences. Processes of (self-)translation produce spaces of articulation and enable participation. Particularly in migratory contexts, knowledge and experience travel and are translated (or not), allowing for self-assertive and dynamic participation. Through complex practices of translation as well as a multiplicity of other strategies, postcolonial subjects reclaim their right to participate in diverse fields of global exchange such as economy, politics or discourse.

Although postcolonial literatures facilitate discursive and social participation of marginalized groups, the very access to literature also is subject to regulative forces such as the publishing industry, raising far-reaching questions concerning the rights and possibilities of participation in the literary field. Not only do books have to be considered marketable to enter the global literary field, but authorship as a form of participation in the broader literary and public sphere is entangled in normative structures. In this regard, factors such as race, class, sex, gender, and sexuality are highly influential: Only recently, Bernardine Evaristo became the first black woman to win the renowned Booker Prize. As she shared the prize with Margaret Atwood, a white male BBC journalist referred to the winners as “Margaret Atwood and another author”. Evidently, participation in the global literary market is marked by central institutions of the field, such as media, editors and publishing houses, which are often located in the Global North. Digital cultures and alternative forms of publishing offer platforms for participation from postcolonial cultures.


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Webinar: The Reparation of Reconciliation. Financial Compensation to Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Amerika-Institut LMU Munich & Bavarian American Academy, Munich/Germany

June 21, 2022 / 7 pm CEST (UTC +2)


This event will be streamed live on YouTube:

Since 1973, the Government of Canada has engaged with Indigenous Peoples in addressing unfulfilled legal obligations, resolving outstanding claims of financial and administrative mismanagement, and compensating First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for the horrors of Canada’s colonial legacy of assimilation and paternalistic policies.

The history of these reparations towards Indigenous Peoples in Canada has been in a constant state of evolution as governments come to grips with the ongoing impacts of systemic racism, as well as growing awareness amongst the Canadian public. As well as an historical overview of financial compensation to Indigenous Peoples in Canada, this presentation will discuss the three levels, or types, of reparations used in this context: public apologies and compensation, litigation and historic claims.


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43 rd American Indian Workshop „Northern Perspectives & Current Research“ – Program online!

June 01 – 04, 2022,University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City/Luxembourg

The program is online now:

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Dr Claire M. Massey: “Bridging the Abyss: Fronteriza Epistemologies of Resistance in the US Mexico Borderlands”

May 5, at 12:00 p.m. (CEST) via the MS Teams platform:

The Regionalism and Borderlands Research Group (RBRG) is pleased to invite you to the lecture “Bridging the Abyss: Fronteriza Epistemologies of Resistance in the US Mexico Borderlands” given by Dr Claire M. Massey.

The event continues the lecture series “Borders, Boundaries, Regions:  Literary and Cultural Perspectives on Spaces,“ which is organized by the Regionalism and Borderlands Research Group (RBRG) at the Institute of Literature and New Media (University of Szczecin). The main aim of the series is to gain new perspectives on the concepts of regionalism and borderlands in an interdisciplinary discussion between international scholars.

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No Trespassing? Property/Theory between the Disciplines. 8th International Osnabrueck Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law – extended deadline!

Please Note: Extended Deadline for Applications: May 15th 2022!
The International Osnabrueck Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law (OSI) will be held from July 16 to 24, 2022 at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. Since 2009, the OSI has successfully encouraged and promoted the interdisciplinary study and research of the interrelations between law and culture, based on the idea that the extended cultural study of the law will foster profitable scholarly exchange and dialogue between legal studies and the humanities. We are committed more than ever to build on and continue these efforts, especially in the face of the current challenges to democratic and open societies.


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