The Journal of Eastern Townships Studies (JETS)/ Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est (RECE) is a bilingual, multidisciplinary, refereed journal published biannually. Since its creation in 1992, JETS/RECE has served to disseminate scholarly knowledge on the Eastern Townships region and its inhabitants to scholars and to a general audience interested in Townships issues. Our articles offer multiple perspectives on the past, present and future conditions within this unique area of the world from historical, sociological, environmental and scientific viewpoints.
For more information, please contact our Editor-in chief, Claude Charpentier.
Guidelines for Contributors
The Journal of Eastern Townships Studies is a bilingual, multidisciplinary, referred journal published by the Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC). JETS is indexed in the Canadian Periodical Index, Canadian Index and CBCA. The journal is accessible online in Micromedias’s CBCA Fulltext database and Information Access Company’s Canadian Periodical Index database.
We welcome articles relating to the Eastern Townships in all disciplines. Typescripts in English or French should be between 2000 and 7000 words and conform to the style guides used in the author’s field of study. Articles should be sent by email in a Word document to the Editor-in-chief. Articles and works in progress should be accompanied by an abstract, in both French and English, of approximately 100 words.
JETS/RECE 39 (Fall 2012)
In 2001, UNESCO officially declared cultural diversity as the “Common Heritage of Humanity.” Thus was launched a ten-year period devoted to the promotion of cultural diversity and its corollary, a dialogue between the cultures of the world. In 2010, UNESCO marked the end of this large-scale operation by the Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures while noting the increased complexities of the cultural diversity issues at the onset of the 21st Century. During these ten years, the conferences organized by ARIC (an international French-speaking association devoted to intercultural research) embraced the path of diversity with topics on North-South relations, European intercultural contacts, linguistic pluralism, and the place of aboriginal communities in contemporary pluralist societies. ARIC offers a particularly fruitful space, in terms of research and intellectual exchanges, for multidisciplinary and international debates that foster new understandings related to diversities and intercultural dialogue. Organized by the Université de Sherbrooke in collaboration with Bishop’s University, the 2011 ARIC Conference was held in Sherbrooke in the Eastern Townships. Titled “Les diversités au coeur de la recherche interculturelle : harmonies et dissonances – Diversities at the heart of intercultural research: harmonies and dissonances,” the conference offered a new space to reflect on cultural diversities—the progress made and obstacles overcome—and on the issues they continue to raise and the negative effects they bring about.
JETS 39 introduces some of the research presented during the 2011 ARIC Conference. Within its covers, you will be introduced to the new faces of ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity in the Eastern Townships while encountering the challenges attending the socioacademic integration of immigrant students into local secondary schools. Research documenting the state of religious diversity in the Eastern Townships underscores its role as a space of socialization and integration of newcomers. Also discussed are the ways in which the Eastern Townships English-speaking community members can become significant actors in the welcoming and retention of immigrants. A final article describes the membership and activities of the Sherbrooke/Lennoxville Branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (1945–1988) founded by local men interested in international political affairs and the role of Canada on the international scene. Regions, countries and continents are all dealing with multiple diversities. Scholars and practitioners around the world are working on and challenged by contextual analyses of these historical processes and their impacts. We trust that this special issue will help you better understand the ways in which some of the area’s researchers are uniquely shaping the discourse on cultural diversity in the Eastern Townships.
JETS/RECE 38 (Spring 2012)
Jets 38, our 2012 spring issue, features articles and reports originally presented as papers at the 2011 congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) during a two-day multidisciplinary conference organized by the Quebec English-speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) with the Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC), in partnership with the Townshippers’ Association and the Équipe de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature anglo-québécoise. The QUESCREN and the ETRC are dedicated to disseminating research on English-speaking Quebec and the Eastern Townships respectively. Entitled Quebec’s English-speaking communities: a new research agenda, this exciting second annual conference at ACFAS focused on different regions and featured several sessions covering many themes, including the Eastern Townships, education, health, history, identity, literature, language and socio-economic conditions. Joined by QUESCREN’s coordinator-researcher and JETS 38 guest editor Dr Lorraine O’Donnell, the JETS editorial committee is pleased to offer you this special issue whose rich contents reflect the wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience shared by its contributors.
- Immigration, settlement and Integration in Quebec's Anglophone communities: A preliminary report / Karen Urtnowski, Lorraine O'Donnell, Éric Shragge, Anne Robineau and Éric Forgues
- Le SherbrookeLibrary and Art Building, 1887-1927: Un espace et un lieu de rencontre entre les cultures anglophone et francophone / Monique Nadeau-Saumier
- Report on the BU Art Project: Action research to raise the profile of the Bishop's University Art Collection / Louine Niwa
- Quebec City's English Language Voluntary Associations, Their Contributions to Public Health, and Options for Further Support / Duncan Sanderson and Richard Walling
- Exploratory community-based action research: balancing research and action for community development / Mary Richardson
- From Whence They Came: The Ewing Family Fonds (P018) / Emily Potter
JETS/RECE 37 (Fall/Automne 2011)
Edged in beautiful purple, the cover photograph of JETS/RÈCE 37 communicates the thematics of this special issue. In 2009, four research clusters were selected to implement Bishop’s University’s Strategic Research Plan. These interdepartmental research units are named the STellar Astrophysics and Relativity (STAR) cluster, the Multi-scale climate and environmental change (MUSCLE) cluster, the Crossing Borders cluster, and the Psychological Health and Well-being (PHWB) cluster. With a view to conveying the vibrancy of the research culture practised within the University’s premises, we have produced a special issue on this theme. Four leading Bishop’s University researchers each linked to one of the clusters were invited to introduce the cluster in terms of its objectives, broad goals, important areas of research and specialized axes, while articulating its relevance to the community at large. Also featured within the covers of JETS 37 are non-thematic articles, an archival section, and a lively book review that will incite all Townships history buffs to dash up the stairs of the nearest bookstore in search of this informative work on regional history.
- STellar Astrophysics and Relativity at Bishop’s University / Lorne Nelson
- Climatic and environmental change: monitoring, adaptation, action. The new Multi-Scale Climate and Environmental Change (MUSCLE) Research Cluster / Elisabeth Levac
- A pollen calendar for the main allergenic pollen types in the borough of Lennoxville (Sherbrooke), Quebec / Elisabeth Levac
- Crossing Borders: Identity, Difference and Community / Cristian Berco
- Psychological Health and Well-being: A Research Agenda for the Eastern Townships / Fuschia Sirois
- Stress et Maladies Osseuses: développement d’un modèle pour l’étude des impacts du stress sur la santé osseuse dans les populations à risque / Estelle Chamoux
- Un Comté en Héritage ? Les liens familiaux des députés provinciaux des Cantons-de-l’Est de 1829 à nos jours / Jacques Gagnon
- L’architecture résidentielle du Vieux Sherbrooke, 1870-1915 : l’exemple des maisons Morey et Johnston / Silvie Bernier
- Maires, conseillers et autres officiers du canton d’Ascot, de la municipalité du canton d’Ascot et de la municipalité d’Ascot (1841-2001) / Jean-Marie Dubois et Gérard Coté
- Through the Looking Glass : One Hundred Years of Women’s History in the Eastern Townships / Chloë Southam
- G. Laperrière, Les Cantons-de-l’Est / Recensé par Jean-Pierre Kesteman
JETS/RECE 36 (Spring/Printemps 2011)
JETS/RECE 36 is devoted to showcasing some of the proceedings of the 2010 Acfas. In 2009, the ETRC joined forces with QUESCREN, located at Concordia University, to host a discussion among researchers, policy makers, and community activists about their work on the English-speaking communities of Quebec (ESCQ). The result was a colloquium entitled Quebec’s English-speaking communities: Current issues and future trends, held as part of the 2010 Acfas Congress. It brought together some thirty Francophone and Anglophone presenters: a rare blend of academics, graduate students, community activists, and policy makers. During cross-disciplinary dialogues, members of the ESCQ discussed many of the current issues presently facing both individuals and communities. Among these issues were education, healthcare, identity and language, and the current status and future trends of research on the subject. This special issue of our journal gathers together some of the presenters' research findings.
- Identification des communautés anglophones du Québec : approche populationnelle dans le cadre de l’évaluation des disparités de santé associées à l’infarctus du myocarde. / Catherine Drouin, Josiane Courteau, Maria Gabriela Orzanco, Denis Leroux et Alain Vanasse.
- Availability, Accessibility and Acceptability of English-Language Mental Health Services for the Estrie Region’s English-Speaking Population: Service User and Provider Perspectives. / Claude Charpentier, Dale Stout, Annie Benoit, Edith Poulin and Christopher Philip.
- Les Églises Unie et anglicane au Québec anglophone : enjeux contemporains. / Sarah Wilkins Laflamme
- Towards Developing an “Anglo-Québécois” Information Resource Book for School History Teachers in Quebec: Thoughts from a Qualitative Study. / Paul Zanazanian
- Eastern Townships Community Search Conference. / Donald W. de Guerre, Rachel Garber and Daniel Seguin
- IN THE KNOW: A look at the preliminary results of a study on the relationship between community groups serving the English-speaking, bilingual and ethno-cultural communities of the Quebec and the Government of Quebec. / Sarah Blumel and Frances Ravensbergen
- This issue also contains three reports: Quebec’s English-speaking Communities: Current Issues and Future Trends. Conference Report. / Patrick Donovan and Ali Boumoussa
- The Availability of Health Professionals in Official Language Minority. / Roger Farley and Roger Guillemette
- Where do the Anglos Work? A Review of Employment, Training and Educational Trends in the English-speaking Communities of Quebec. / Hugh Maynard
- And it includes an article on archives: Biography through Fiction: The Unpublished Writings of Catherine M. Day. / Laura Perras