A Student of History

November 15, 2007

Champlain Quadricentennial Observance

Filed under: Early America — John Maass @ 9:23 am

Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont will host an international academic symposium on July 2-5, 2009 amidst the pageantry of the Champlain Quadricentennial Observances commemorating Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of Lake Champlain in 1609. The 2009 celebration of historical memory and identity in the Lake Champlain Basin evokes the 150 year French presence in the region (beginning with its exploration by Champlain in 1609) and perpetuates a tradition of earlier observances of public memory in 1909 and 1959. Entitled “When the French Were Here,” the Symposium takes place in the context of the experience of temporality. Though Samuel de Champlain is the historical subject of the event, the Symposium engages scholars in the contemplation of origins and the present in the public memory. Submissions are invited in such fields as French 17th century cultural history, colonial history of North America, the Literature of Exploration and Travel, the Psychology of Encounter, Historical Theory, Renaissance Studies, 16th century cartography and geography, the History of Exploration, Ethno history, Anthropology, Native American historical demography and New World archaeology. Deadline for 200 word abstracts and CVs is July 1, 2008.

Professor Willard Sterne Randall
Professor Nancy Nahra
Professor Antoine J. Polgar
Champlain College
163 S. Willard St.
Burlington, VT 05402
Email: randall@champlain.edu, nahra@champlain.edu, apolgar@champlain.edu

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