2016 CSN-REC Conference

October 28, 2016 — October 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Location:2017 Dunton Tower
Key Contact:Peter Thompson
Contact Email:peter.thompson@carleton.ca

After the Deluge: Reframing/Sustaining Critique in Post-Harper Canada

Hosted by Carleton’s School of Canadian Studies

Information for Participants

Registration is now open.

Best Western Plus Downtown Suites has a corporate rate with Carleton. Please mention that you are attending a Carleton event and you should be eligible for a discounted room.

Conference Theme

Canadian Studies scholars have long prided themselves on a robust critique of the Canadian State. This is particularly true of the post-recession/Harper era. During this time, the federal government launched attacks on the infrastructure that underpins academic research in this country, including the longform census, scientific inquiry, and Library and Archives Canada. The Harper government also hit the world of Canadian Studies at its doorstep by cancelling the Understanding Canada program in 2012. The loss of the Harper government for Canadian academics is not unlike the loss of George W. Bush for American comedians: the question in this moment of optimism (which may well have passed by the time this conference comes around) is … What do we do now?

For further details, explore: CFP CSN 2016