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Association for Canadian Studies National Conference on the Teaching of History

The Association for Canadian Studies is (already) planning the 2014 edition of its National Conference on the Teaching of History, set to take place in Charlottetown, Prince-Edward Island. We welcome suggestions for themes, speakers, sessions and partners.

2014 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown conference, a crucial milestone on the road to Confederation. It will be an occasion to reflect on 150 years of the Canadian experience, to think of the identity narrative(s) that has/have emerged and to recognize the counter-narratives that have since been highlighted, and continue to be.  All in all, it will be a place to discuss how best to teach the history of Canada, to instill in Canadian youths an interest for history, to foster critical thinking abilities and to engage and promote youth leadership.

We hope you can join us in P.E.I., and look forward to hearing about your ideas on how to make of this upcoming conference a rich and inclusive conversation about Canadian history: about how we learn it, teach it, disseminate it and how it can be positively integrated in the way we see ourselves.


Jack Jedwab                                          Julie Perrone
Vice President                                        Executive Director