CALL FOR PAPERS
The 17th RACS Annual International Conference
Moscow (remote), November 26-27, 2020
RACS invites proposals for papers for the 17th Annual International Conference of the Russian Association for Canadian Studies. The Conference is open to scholars in any relevant discipline and explicitly aims to promote interdisciplinary dialogue.
The first part of the Conference will be devoted to the economy, business and politics including the Northern and Arctic issues. The appropriate themes include but are not limited to the following: policies of the countries towards each other in the modern world, promoting peace and security in the Arctic, developing natural resources, providing economic prosperity in the North, improving Aboriginal life, protecting the natural environment, and enlarging international cooperation in the North and Arctic.
The second part will allow the contribution from canadienists in different areas covering the themes of domestic social policies and cultural developments. Any other theme relevant to Canadian Studies (Canadian history, literature, etc.) will be also considered.
The working languages are Russian and English. The Conference will take place in the capital of the Russian Federation – the City of Moscow. There is no registration fee for RACS members, its partners or affiliated organizations, national Associations for Canadian Studies and ICCS members. The registration fee for non-members is 5 000 rubles.
Proposals for papers in Russian or English, consisting of an abstract (maximum 300 words) and a short biography of the author and appropriate affiliation (maximum 300 words), are to be submitted to the RACS-2020 Conference Steering Committee, Moscow, Russian Federation by e-mail file in .doc or .rtf format – firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 November 2020.
Guests can register until November 20, 2020.
Format of round tables:
Key speakers-15-minute reports
Presentations in the discussion – reports 7 minutes
Comments on the topic of the round table-presentations 3 minutes
Format of the students’ workshop: a role-playing simulation that highlights the positions of various segments of Canadian society (parties, public associations, media, etc.) – 10-7 minutes
Simultaneous translation is provided