Old Sydney Society lecture: Dr. John Johston

Dr. John Johnston will speak at the next meeting of the Old Sydney Society on 22 March 2012, 7:30 PM at the Centre for Heritage and Science (the Lyceum), 225 George St., Sydney.

The title of the talk is: "Land and Sea and Louisbourg, 5000 Years and Counting."

Atlantic Canadian Environmental History website launched

A new website on the environmental history of Atlantic Canada has recently been launched (http://hear-niche.ca) to promote the environmental history of the region and to connect historians and others working in this field.

Anne Carson to deliver the Cyril Byrne Memorial Lecture

Anne Carson, the distinguished Canadian poet, essayist and translator, will be presenting the annual Cyril Byrne Memorial Lecture at Saint Mary's University. The event takes place 16 March 2012 at 7:30 in the McNally Theatre Auditorium.

Details have been posted on the Atlantic Canada Studies @ SMU blog.

19th Atlantic Canada Studies Conference: schedule posted

The website for the 19th Atlantic Canada Studies Conference has been updated with a preliminary program.

The conference will take place from 4-6 May on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. For more information, please visit the conference website at: http://www.unb.ca/conferences/acsc

Call for papers: Atlantic-Canadian Literature in a Shifting World

"Atlantic-Canadian Literature in a Shifting World"
Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
July 4-7, 2013

The early twenty-first century is a complicated time for regional literatures, particularly the literature of a relatively small region like Atlantic Canada. Globalization, interest in diasporic studies, and an increasingly post-national sensibility are pushing the reconceptualization of national literatures, with considerable implications for regional literatures. Furthermore, it is a time when Atlantic Canada is undergoing considerable cultural change and its future is very much in flux, with the prospect of economic crisis on the one hand and the possibility of a resource-based economic resurgence on the other. Additionally, the very concept of Atlantic Canada continues to be contested, particularly because of differences between the Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland.