Call for Papers – Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies

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Call for Papers

Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies

Conference in Plymouth, Massachusetts

8-9 November 2024
Aerial view of a New England coastline

The Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies (MANECCS) is accepting proposals from all academic disciplines for its 2024 conference to be held at the Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, November 8-9, 2024.  MANECCS has a long history of exceptional interdisciplinary investigation into Canada and Canada-U.S. relations. Plymouth, “America’s Hometown,” is in southeastern Massachusetts with easy flight connections to Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. There are numerous tour and outing options including the Plimoth Patuxet Museums, the Mayflower replica, and other historical sites, excellent restaurants, and waterfront activities.

More information about the conference and hotel can be found at  This will frequently be updated.

The conference keynote speaker will be Dr. Brittany Luby, University of Guelph, author of Dammed:  The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory (2020); and, with Natasha Donovan, When the Stars Came Home (2023).

We are happy to consider proposals for individual papers or posters, full panels, and roundtables on all topics and from all disciplines in Canadian studies. The conference theme is settler colonialism.   However, we are also interested in sessions on Canadian-American economic and political relations, tourism, sociology, literature, philosophy, education, history, and environmental concerns.

MANECCS is eager to continue its tradition of accepting undergraduate researchers as individual scholars or as part of undergraduate research plenary sessions. We ask that faculty encourage their undergraduate and graduate students to submit proposals.  We will continue to award a few scholarships to students and those just embarking on their careers to help defray travel costs. 

Please submit, via email, a 250-word paper proposal or a 500-word panel proposal, along with a one-page c.v. to Dr. Neil Forkey, Chair, Canadian Studies Department, St. Lawrence University (   The deadline for proposal submissions is May 1, 2024.

Feature Image: “Alicia, Mayflower II, Plymouth, Massachusetts” by Ken Lund is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
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Sara Spike

Sara Spike, PhD, is a cultural historian of rural communities and coasts in Atlantic Canada. She is an Instructor in the History Department at Dalhousie University. She lives in rural Nova Scotia/Mi'kma'ki, where she is writing about the cultural history of fog in Atlantic Canada.

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