• CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS – Reimagining Canada Series

    Canada, in all its messy manifestations, is in transition, but where is it going? With foundational myths eroded, identities fragmented, allegiances contested, the idea of Canada in the hearts and minds of those who live there is under intense scrutiny and careful criticism.  Canada’s place in the wider world is just as uncertain.  Against a backdrop of Covid, decolonization, inflation, immigration, Indigenization and shifting global politics, what might Canada mean in five, ten- or fifty-years’ time?

    Reimagining Canada seeks to understand the forces at work, and to ask what comes next.  Taking a broad and inclusive approach to the study of Canadian culture, history and society, the series interrogates Canada’s past and present in order to suggest possibilities for the future.  Relevant issues might include, but are not limited to: arts and culture, decolonization; digital spaces and media; the future of the Canadian constitution; globalization; healthcare and social services; immigration and multiculturalism; Indigenization; memory and memorialisation; and sovereignty.

    The series is open to scholars and public intellectuals working in all areas of the humanities and social sciences and aims to be interdisciplinary or even post-disciplinary in its approach.  The editors are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and welcome contributions from scholars of marginalized groups and communities that tend to be disproportionately underrepresented within public discourses in Canada.  As such, they strongly encourage scholars from these groups and communities to contribute to the series.  Contributors are free to self-identify if desired.

    Books in the series are aimed at a more general audience than the traditional academic monograph.  Readers might include undergraduate students, academics working in other fields, practitioners, policymakers, and the public.  The series provides a platform for authors to reach a larger audience than usual, or to speak to new audiences; to deliver bold new arguments; to write unencumbered by the usual obligations for referencing; and to be excited, provocative and even polemical.

    Editors: Gregory Betts (Brock University), Carl Everton James (York University), and Ian McKay (McMaster University).



  • Call for Proposals – Liminal Spaces: Two Days of Rural Canada – Deadline extended!


    Click here to download Call for Papers in plain text.



  • Happy Canada Day from all of us in the Centre for Canadian Studies, Brock

  • Want to learn more about Canada? Consider CANA 1F91 as your Humanities Context Credit this Fall-Winter

  • 2024/2025 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Transnational Studies at Brock University

    Applications are now open for the 2024/2025 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Transnational Studies hosted by Brock University.

    Fulbright Canada offers American scholars’ unique professional opportunities to further ground-breaking research and foster lasting connections.

    Take advantage of a wide selection of Fulbright Canada Research Chairs available at world class universities and research facilities across Canada. Come and collaborate with Canadian researchers who are tackling the world’s biggest challenges, such as climate change, food security, health, and artificial intelligence. Canadian institutions are eager to welcome you to their campuses and for you to share your exceptional knowledge with them.

    Be a part of the worldwide network of Fulbright alumni who have benefitted from the unparalleled opportunity to advance their research goals by adding a global context to their careers.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a PhD or equivalent professional/terminal degree.

    Application Deadline: September 15, 2023  Apply now



  • CFP – 33rd Canadian Military History Colloquium

    Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada will host the 33rd Canadian Military History Colloquium on May 26-27 2023.

    The conference organizers invite submissions on all periods and aspects of Canadian military history and war and society.  Proposals are welcome from all scholars including students, faculty and independent researchers.  There is no registration fee for graduate students presenting papers.  A limited number of travel bursaries are available for top graduate student presenters from non-Ontario universities.

    Application deadline is March 5, 2023.

    For more information, click here.

  • Call for Submissions – The United States, Canada, and Quebec – Undergraduate Research Conference

    Call for Submissions – The United States, Canada, and Quebec
    Undergraduate Research Conference
    Hosted by the Canadian Studies Program, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts
    Friday March 31, 2023
    8:30-4:30 p.m.

    The Canadian Studies program at Bridgewater State University invites paper proposals from undergraduate university students in the United States and Canada for an in-person international research conference on the subject “The United States, Canada, and Quebec” to be held on Friday March 31, 2023. All topics will be considered. Presentations can focus of Canada or Quebec alone, on Canada-US or Quebec-US relations, or can offer a comparative perspective. Panels will consist of three 15-minute papers, with questions to follow.

    Deadline for Proposals: Friday February 3, 2023. Students should email abstracts (250-300 word Word file attachments) to Dr. Andrew Holman, Director, BSU Canadian Studies at a2holman@bridgew.edu.
    Travel Support: Bridgewater State will provide presenters travelling to Bridgewater from outside the region with up to 2 nights’ hotel accommodation (March 30 & 31). Lunch and supper will be provided for participants on March 31.

    Click here for complete Call for Submissions.

  • Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


    The members of the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University express our profound sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  For most of us, she has been the only monarch we have ever had, and we admire her devotion and service to her country and the commonwealth.  We also send our condolences to her family.  No matter who you are, prince or pauper, rich or poor, royalist or republican, the death of a loved one can be a profoundly sad moment and reminds us all of our shared humanity.  We wish them all well at this difficult time.

    The Centre for Canadian Studies
    Brock University



  • Centre for Canadian Studies Open House – All Welcome

  • The Centre’s Director highlighted for his new books exploring alcohol’s role in shaping Canada

    Dan Malleck is a Professor of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies, has published a new book, Liquor and the Liberal State: Drink and Order before Prohibition, as well as a co-edited volume, Pleasure and Panic: New Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drugs.  Read the Brock News article here.

    Congratulations Professor Malleck!