Avie Bennett Conference Fall 2016

September 29, 2016 – September 30, 2016 all-day America/Toronto Timezone

Globalizing Confederation: How Governments, Nations and Communities Around the World Viewed the Emergence of Canada in 1867.

Avie Bennett Conference. September 29-30th, 2016

A 2016 workshop/conference, and 2017 scholarly book publication, that explores Canadian Confederation from global perspectives. The conference will host scholars from around the world (as well as Canadians with expertise in non-Canadian settings) to present research findings on the ways in which peoples, colonies and foreign governments understood and considered the changes that were taking place in British North America in the 1860s. Was the emergence of the Canadian nation an issue of interest during this period? How was the new colonial government perceived by others - with enthusiasm, disregard or trepidation? To what extent was the creation of Canada considered a possible threat or model for future nation-building?

Conference Organizers:
Adrian Shubert (History)
Jacqueline Krikorian (Political Science)
Marcel Martel (History)