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Joint Conference Will Examine Life on the Prairies

September 16, 2010 6:20 AM | News


Historians from all across Canada are gathering this week at St. John’s College on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus.

The St. John’s College Prairies Conference will discuss what it means to live on the prairies today until Saturday.

The college has held an annual conference on the Prairies since 1998 and will be joining forces with the Western Canadian Studies Conferences. These two conferences will explore the multitude of questions related to “Place and Replace” in Western Canada. The title “Place and Replace” aims to provoke questions about location in Western Canada, and about what is at stake when places and peoples’ relationship to them change or are contested.

The three-day event will see scholars with a wide range of geographical locations, disciplinary backgrounds and interests in western Canada present more than 70 papers. There will also be readings by local Winnipeg authors and tours of local historical sites.

Further information is available at UMAnitoba.ca.