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Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, will host
an international academic
symposium July 2-5, 2009, commemorating Samuel de Champlain’s
exploration of Lake
Champlain in 1609. Entitled “When the French Were Here,” the
celebration of historical memory
and identity in the Lake Champlain Basin will evoke the 150-year French
presence in the
region and continue a tradition of observances of public memory in 1909
Submissions are invited in such fields as French 17th century cultural
history, North American
colonization, literature of exploration, psychology of encounter, 16th
ethno-history, Native American historical demography and New France
Prof. Willard Sterne Randall <[log in to unmask]
Prof. Nancy Nahra <[log in to unmask]
Prof. Antoine Polgar <[log in to unmask]
Deadline for 200 word abstracts and CV’s is September 1, 2008.
Also see the attachment for the call for papers in .pdf format.