Friday, 11 November 2011

CFP: Contemporary Developments in Aboriginal Issues - 1st February 2012, University of Leeds, Centre for Canadian Studies

Contemporary Developments in Aboriginal Issues

British Association of Canadian Studies' Aboriginal Studies Circle

at the University of Leeds Centre for Canadian Studies, Leeds (UK)
1st February 2012
The British Association of Canadian Studies is pleased to announce a one day colloquium of its Aboriginal Studies Circle. Many diverse indigenous populations around the globe have been the victims of marginalization as they confront the vast array of issues resulting from both historical injustices and contemporary global challenges. This colloquium seeks to bring together academics and other professionals with an interest in indigenous studies to discuss the broad issues that affect indigenous peoples both in Canada and elsewhere. Through building an interdisciplinary network, it is hoped that discussions of the challenges facing indigenous peoples can be drawn from the periphery of contemporary political, social, cultural, and legal discourses and brought into the mainstream.

Keynote Speakers:

• Prof. Joy Hendry (Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University)
• Dr. Colin Samson (Sociology, University of Essex)
• Dr. David Stirrup (Literature, University of Kent)
• Dr. Roy Todd (Sociology, University of Leeds)

Call for Papers:

Proposals for 20-minute papers, to be presented in either English or French, are invited from any single disciplinary or multidisciplinary perspective including those which offer an informed view of Canada in comparative contexts. Broader possible approaches might include papers on:

* Indigenous peoples and a new history?
* Methodological and theoretical approaches.
* Self-determination and indigenous politics.
* Indigenous economic self-sufficiency.
* Indigenous law/ law and Indigenous peoples.
* Indigenous resource management & land claims.
* Environmental pressures on indigenous populations
* Indigenous languages.
* Indigenous health.
* Visual culture/film & Indigenous literature, art & culture.

This should not, however, be taken as an exhaustive list, and we welcome proposals for papers dealing with all varied interpretations of the theme.

Email abstract(s) of 200-300 words; and brief CV(s) (must include title, institutional affiliation & address(es) by 30 November 2011.

The Idea Exchange:

The Idea Exchange Session will consist of individuals at a table who are willing to spend 5 minutes to share experiences of something they are passionate about in terms of research or teaching and learning. Like a 'show and tell' but with a small group of people (2/3 max) sat a table listening to how you use a research or teaching and learning methodology/software/hardware/resource and giving them the chance to sign up/have a go/ask questions. We hope to have as many Idea Exchanges as possible running concurrently during this Session so as to maximise coverage and allow people to personalise their teaching, learning and research. This is an ideal opportunity for people who do not wish to present a full conference paper to share something that they are particularly passionate about and to gain constructive feedback. If you wish to sign-up to present an idea then you will be acting as a facilitator in order to get people engaged and familiar with your topic within 5 minutes - think guide on the side rather than sage on the stage! To register to present an idea exchanges please send a title for your session to the e-mail address below.

Registration: You can register to attend the colloquium as an audience member.

Enquiries and proposals to: c/o Thomas Snell, Tel: 44 (0) 191 222 6379. Address: rm 2.32, School of Modern Languages, Old Library Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU.

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