GATEWAYS NORTH: EXPANSION, CONVERGENCE AND CHANGE, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012, THE PAS, MANITOBA

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Keith Hyde, University College of the North
contact email: 
khyde@ucn.ca

GATEWAYS NORTH: EXPANSION, CONVERGENCE AND CHANGE
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE NORTH
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
THE PAS, MANITOBA

The University College of the North invites presentation proposals for an interdisciplinary symposium of the Humanities and Sciences: Gateways North: Expansion, Convergence and Change to be held in
The Pas, Manitoba, on May 3, 2012.

In conjunction with the centennial anniversary of The Pas and the extension of the northern boundary of Manitoba to the 60th parallel, this one-day symposium will focus on economic, social, cultural, and environmental trends and developments within The Pas and northern Manitoba. Also, 2012 marks what would have been Glenn Gould's 80th birthday as well as the 45th anniversary of his landmark CBC broadcast "The Idea of North," a radio documentary inspired by his train journey through northern Manitoba to Churchill. In light of this, we are interested in presentations on Gould's relationship to the north or on (re)conceptualizing the north. We invite proposals from scholars, artists, storytellers, writers, and poets on the areas of (but not limited to):

Agricultural development;
Broadcasting and radio in northern communities;
Critical Aboriginal perspectives;
Education in the North;
Environmental issues and biodiversity in northern Manitoba;
Expansion and resource development north of 52;
Fur trade / origins of northern communities;
Glenn Gould’s “Idea of the North”;
Immigration, migration, diaspora and métissage;
Literary and artistic representations of northern Manitoba.
Performance pieces, artistic/video installations, and other creative approaches are also encouraged.
Please send proposals for 20-minute individual or panel presentations. Abstracts of 250 words (with accompanying biographical information of no more than one page) should be submitted by email by Friday, February 3, 2012 to gatewaysnorth@ucn.ca

For more information, please contact the conference program co-chairs:
Keith Hyde (email khyde@ucn.ca or tel 204-627-8670) or
Greg Stott (email gstott@ucn.ca or tel 204-677-6783)

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