Quebec Past & Present

7th colloquium on Quebec studies


Quebec Past & Present 2019

This is the call for papers for the 7th Annual Colloquium on Quebec Studies to be held at Bishop’s University on March 29 – 30, 2019. 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 December 1, 2018. 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 December 15, 2018 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, March 29, 2019;
  • breakfast, breaks and lunch on Saturday, March 30 2019;
  • lodging for participating faculty and students (exclusively for individuals residing outside of Sherbrooke), for two evenings, arriving Thursday, March 28 and departing the morning of Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Call for Papers

Quebec Past & Present 2019

Colloquium Organizers

Christopher Kirkey, Ph.D.
Director, Institute on Québec Studies (IQS)
State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh
Director, Eastern Townships Resource Center (ETRC), Bishop’s University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Eastern Townships Studies (JETS)

Cheryl Gosselin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology
Director, Eastern Townships Resource Center (ETRC), Bishop’s University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Eastern Townships Studies (JETS)

Gordon Barker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
President, Eastern Townships Resource Center (ETRC), Bishop’s University

Fabian Will
Executive Director, Eastern Townships Resource Center (ETRC), Bishop’s University

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