Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies

Association #43
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies (CAANS)
Conference dates: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CAANS #43 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
CAANS/ACAEN’s 2020 annual meeting will be held in London, Ontario, Canada on 30-31 May, to coincide with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Western University, which is hosting this year’s Congress, has chosen as its theme “Bridging Divides. Confronting Colonialism and Anti-black Racism.” We accept 20-minute papers addressing the conference theme or any other topic related to Netherlandic studies, including but not limited to: language, literature, culture, history, art and art history, or politics. Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion and may be delivered in English, French or Dutch. Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Ena Jansen (Universiteit van Amsterdam), author of "Like Family. Domestic Workers in South African History and Literature" (2019, Wits University Press). Her talk, "Nannies en huishoudsters", will examine the relationship between South Africa's domestic workers and their middle-class employers, a dynamic which can be viewed as an outgrowth of colonial arrangements.
All fields covered by Netherlandic Studies: language (Dutch, Belgian Dutch, Afrikaans), literature, culture, history, art, art history and politics.
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 27, 2020
President's Reception: 
May 31, 2020
Program Chairs: 
Tanja Collet, University of Windsor
Local Arrangement Coordinators: 
Marianne Verheyen, University of Toronto

For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.