Quebec Past and Present

8th Colloquium on Quebec Studies


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This is the call for papers for the 8th Annual Colloquium on Quebec Studies to be held at Bishop’s University on April 3 – 4, 2020. The title and overarching theme of the conference is: Quebec Past and Present. We invite researchers, academics and students from all disciplines in humanities and social sciences to contribute to this international and multidisciplinary conference. We are most interested in contributions from history, sociology, political science, public policy, linguistics, education, health, art and architecture. We encourage faculty to identify and encourage talented students to submit a proposal.

The aim of this colloquium is to provide a forum, where the participants can share their research knowledge and ideas on Quebec’s past, its recent trends, and map out the directions for its future. The colloquium will result in the publication of select edited scholarly essays in the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies (JETS). Proposals must present original research and must not have been previously published.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, send your abstract (max. 300 words) and CV before January 15, 2020. Please note that the working language of the colloquium, including paper presentations, is English. Please submit your proposal to

All submissions will be examined and individuals will be contacted no later than February 1, 2020 regarding their submission. To facilitate your involvement in this project, SUNY Plattsburgh and Bishop’s University are pleased to be able to provide the following support for those individuals selected to participate:

  • breakfast, breaks, lunch and dinner on Friday, April 3, 2020;
  • breakfast, breaks and lunch on Saturday, April 4, 2020;
  • lodging for participating faculty and students (exclusively for individuals residing outside of Sherbrooke), for two evenings, arriving Thursday, April 2 and departing the morning of Saturday, April 4, 2020.

This initiative is being sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh, the Eastern Townships Resource Centre, Bishop’s University, the United States Department of Education, and the Québec Ministry of International Relations and la Francophonie.

Call for papers