We are excited to announce that the fifth in the series of revived Western Canadian Studies Conferences will be held in Brandon from the Wednesday, September 25 to Saturday, September 28, 2019. Brandon University is located on Treaty 2 Territory, the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishanabek, Oji-Cree, Cree, and Métis people.

We invite scholars studying all aspects of Western Canada’s past from a range of disciplinary perspectives including, but not limited to, History, Literature, Geography, Indigenous Studies, Political Science, and Gender and Women’s Studies.

In 2019, the Conference will be meeting in conjunction with the Northern Great Plains History Conference (NGPHC). The NGPHC, which meets annually, was formed over 50 years ago by the History Departments at the University of Manitoba and the University of North Dakota to provide a venue for historians working in the Northern Great Plains States and the Canadian Prairies to interact and to present their research. This joint meeting will provide a unique opportunity to explore “intersections and crossings”:  we particularly invite proposals that will explore and compare Indigenous and settler colonial experiences of the northern grasslands on both sides of the international boundary.

Please email proposals to James Naylor (Naylor@BrandonU.ca) by 12 April 2019, indicating “WCSC” on the subject line. We would like to note that the Northern Great Plains History Conference is a general conference, including not only historians of the northern grasslands, but also those who live and work in the region but study any area of history across time and around the world. Historians who live and work on the Canadian Prairies, but study other parts of the world, are welcomed to submit proposals through the NGPHC website: ngphconference.org/call-for-papers/.

Both individual and session proposals are welcome. Individual paper proposals must include a one-paragraph abstract and a one-page CV. Session proposals will include a session abstract, a one-paragraph abstract for each presenter, and a one-page CV for everyone in the session. Proposals for roundtable sessions will include a session abstract and a one-page CV for everyone.

See you in Brandon!