Articles by author: ealdridgelow

  • CFP Circus and its Others 2020

    Circus and its Others 2020
    November 12-15
    University of California, Davis
    Revised Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2020
    Launched in 2014, the Circus and its Others research project explores the ways in which contemporary circus artists and companies relate to difference in their practice. The third Circus and its Others conference will be held at the University of California, Davis, on November 12-15, 2020. As with the previous two conferences (Montréal 2016, Prague 2018), the conference will run alongside a contemporary circus festival, involving both indoor, ticketed programming and a free outdoor activities.
    A particular focus of CaiO 2020 is the interdisciplinarity of circus research and practice, putting into play foci of openness and inclusion. How can our ongoing inquiry be enriched by engaging directly with scholars and practitioners working in a wide range of fields? To that end, confirmed keynote speakers include Bojana Kunst, Professor at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen, Germany; André Lepecki, chair of New York University’s Department of Performance Studies; Jane Nicholas, associate professor of history at St. Jerome’s University, University of Waterloo; and Susan Nance, professor of history at the University of Guelph. For the 2020 conference, possible areas of inquiry might include, but need not be limited to: Circus and Subjectivity, Circus and Embodiment, Circus and Race, Circus and Animal Studies, Circus and Native American Studies/Circus and Indigeneity, Circus and Feminism, Circus and Queer Studies, Circus and Utopia, Circus and Science and Technology Studies, and Social Circus.
    We invite 300- to 400-word proposals for 20-minute presentations. Please send proposals by April 15, 2020 to Please articulate clearly in your proposal if you plan to make a formal paper presentation or if as a practitioner/
    creator/researcher you wish to engage in a hybrid practice/talk/research/creation exploration.
    Please see our website for more information:


  • Call for Papers – Mid-Atlantic-New England Council for Canadian Studies

  • Hockey Talks – free keynote event for Crossing Borders

  • Colonial HIstory Repeating Itself?

    You’re invited to attend:



  • I am here for justice and I am here for change – Inside the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls


    To download event poster, click here.



  • Holiday wishes from all of us in CANA

  • CFP – The United States, Canada, Quebec and the Problem of the Border – An Undergraduate Research Conference

    The Canadian Studies Progam and American Studies Program at
    Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA, USA)
    present The United States, Canada, Quebec and the Problem of the Border
    An Undergraduate Research Conference
    Friday, March 20, 2020 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

    The Canadian Studies Program and American Studies Program at Bridgewater State University jointly invite paper proposals from undergraduate university students in the United States and Canada for an international interdisciplinary research conference on the subject “United States, Canada, Quebec and the Problem of the Border” to be held on Friday, March 20, 2020. All subjects will be considered, but papers that focus on these themes – 1) Real and Imaginary Borders; 2) Immigration; 3) Border Security; 4) Trade and Economy; 5) Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation; 6) Environment and Ecology – are especially welcome. Presentations can focus individually on the U.S., Canada, or Quebec; or present a comparison. Panels will consist of three 15/20-minute papers.

    The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 31, 2020. Acceptance notifications will be made via email by Friday, February 7, 2020. Students should email title, abstract (250-word Word file attachments), name, and university affiliation to Dr. Andrew Holman, Director, BSU Canadian Studies at or Dr. Simone Poliandri, Coordinator, BSU American Studies at

    BSU Canadian Studies and American Studies will provide student presenters travelling from outside southeastern Massachusetts with up to two (2) nights’ hotel accommodation (MarBridgewater State Undergraduate Research Symposium CS-AMST Mar 2020 ch 19, 20). Lunch and supper will be provided for all participants on March 20. All other travel expenses must be covered by the presenters or their home institutions.

    Click here for full CFP document

  • Adam Shoalts Book Signing

    Brock Alumnus Adam Shoalts will be signing his new book Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic, on monday December 2 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Brock University Campus Store.

    Copies of his previous books Alone Against the North and A History of Canada in Ten Maps will also be available.

  • European Summer School in Canadian Studies (ESSCS)

    The European Summer School in Canadian Studies is the first of its kind and addresses the multidisciplinary field of Canadian Studies. It aims at bringing high-potential students from various countries in Europe and beyond together to strengthen the dialogue between the many disciplines that make up Canadian Studies: literary and cultural studies, indigenous studies, media studies, linguistics, history, cultural geography, political sciences, sociology, gender studies, and economics. It offers high-potential MA/MEd and PhD students in the Humanities and Social Sciences critical perspectives on national myths and stereotypes.

    The Summer School will take place in Vienna and Innsbruck from June 29 until July 10, 2020. Click here for the programme.

    For detailed information please go to the ESSCS-homepage.



  • How a Bootlegging Manager-Entrepreneur saved Labatt from Prohibition

    How  The Centre for Canadian Studies presents Professor Matthew Bellamy from Carleton University – Something Very Unforeseen: How a Bootlegging Manager-Entrepreneur saved Labatt from Prohibition.
    November 21 at 3:30 p.m. in Sankey Chamber.
    Matthew Bellamy specializes in Canadian business, political and cultural history. His book Brewed in the North: A History of Labatt’s will be released at this event.
    Light refreshments served following the event.  Click here for more information.