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Halifax Conference: Final Schedule

The Lusophone World in Progression: Historical Legacy, Transnationalism & Development in Globalized Contexts

A Lusofonia em Progressão: Legado histórico, transnacionalismo e Desenvolvimento em Contextos Globalizados

Mount Saint Vincent University & Saint Mary’s University
June 28 – July 1, 2015
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lusophone Studies Assocation Conference

Final Schedule and Panels (last updated on June 24) (PDF document)

LSA Conference Registration Fees Table and Registration Form

STEP 1 – Open linked Registration Form and fill in relevant information

STEP 2 – Indicate your Preferred Registration category on the Registration Form

conference-fee-table

STEP 3 – Indicate on the Registration Form if attending the Gala Dinner ($20 Cdn)

  • Will you be attending the Gala Dinner on June 30, at the Cambridge Suite Hotel?
  • Yes – Add $20 (Cdn) for each person attending, to the amount selected above.
  • No, I will not be attending the Gala Dinner

STEP 4 – Add amounts from 2 & 3, above and note this in Registration Form

STEP 5 Payment: Please mail or e-mail the completed Registration Form, with your payment.

 

Please pay by cheque, money order, bank draft, or Moneygram, payable to the Lusophone Studies Association. Please mail all cheques to the following address:

Robert A. Kenedy, PhD
Treasurer, Lusophone Studies Association
Associate Professor
124 Winters College
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
CANADA
rkenedy@yorku.ca
416 736-2100 ext. 77458
FAX 416 736-5715

2015 LSA Conference in Halifax – Hotel Information

For those registered at our Conference, the Lusophone Studies Association has negotiated special rates with the Cambridge Suites Hotel. This Hotel is located in downtown Halifax, close to many stores and restaurants and is a 20 minute walk to Saint Mary’s University.

Studio Guestroom $135 $135
Junior Suite $150 $150
One Bedroom Suite $165 $165
Important: These rates are subject to applicable taxes at check in
Currently these are a 2% Halifax Hotel Levy and 15% Harmonized Sales Tax
Concessions
· Deluxe Continental Breakfast is included in rate
· Complimentary local phone calls
· Complimentary wireless guestroom internet access
· Discounted parking rate of $10/night (Currently $19/night)
· Studio Guestroom includes a kitchenette, microwave oven, coffee maker, and other amenities
· Rates are for single or double occupancy. Each additional adult in the same room is an extra $20.00
Reservations
· Please make your reservations before May 14, 2015, as rates will not be guaranteed after this date.
· Reserve your room directly with the hotel, using the following link:
https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1395682&hotelID=13605
· You may also make phone reservations through: 1-800-565-1263.
Please reference the Conference of the Lusophone Studies Association
For more information, please visit the Cambridge Suites Hotel website http://www.cambridgesuiteshalifax.com/

ACCOMODATIONS IN SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY STUDENT RESIDENCE

We have also reserved a block of residence rooms, at Saint Mary’s University

Room Single Rate ($Can)
Single Room $54.95
(For one person, with shared bathroom) All taxes included
Concessions
· Breakfast is included in rate
· Rate includes linen, towels, housekeeping, parking, Homburg Centre for Health and Wellness pass for the duration of stay and all taxes
· Residence complex houses an ATM (Royal Bank), hair salon, barber shop, convenience store, Tim Horton’s fast food restaurant, residence dining hall and two coin-operated laundry rooms.
· Free Wi Fi in rooms
Reservations
· Please make your reservations before May 14, 2015, as rooms will not be guaranteed after this date.
· Reserve by completing the Reservation Form below and mailing, or faxing (902-496-8118), directly to Conference Services. You may also contact them by e-mail at conference.services@smu.ca
(click here for Reservation Form)
· A valid credit card will be required, in order to Reserve a room (Visa, AMEX or MasterCard)
· Note: The Residence cannot accept credit card information via email.
· You may also make a phone reservation at 1-888-347-5555.
· Please reference the Conference of the Lusophone Studies Association
Important Information
· All Homburg Centre users must be 16 years of age or older
· Residence requires payment for the balance of a guest’s account upon check-in.
· Payment can be made with cash, Interact, Visa, AMEX, MasterCard or Travellers Cheques.
· Check-in is anytime after 3:00pm and check-out is by 11:00am on the day of your departure.
· Early arrivals or late departures can be arranged with sufficient notice.

ACCOMODATIONS IN MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY STUDENT RESIDENCE

(PLEASE NOTE: Mount Saint Vincent University is approximately 20 minutes by automobile from the Halifax City Centre and Saint Mary’s University)

Mount Saint Vincent University offers both single dormitory, and apartment style accommodations in our newest Westwood Building.
4 bedroom apartments are $116.13 (inclusive of taxes) and can be reserved as a whole, or as a share.
Single dorm rooms are $41.06 per night. Breakfast is NOT included in this price.
To inquire about other available styles, please visit www.msvu.ca/stay or call 1-866-405-1805 beginning from May 1. You can also email us at reservations@msvu.ca

 

Call for Papers – Lusophone Studies Association Halifax Conference

Lusophone Studies Association Halifax Conference

The Lusophone World in Progression: Historical Legacy, Transnationalism & Development in Globalized Contexts

A Lusofonia em Progressão: Legado histórico, transnacionalismo e Desenvolvimento em Contextos Globalizados

Mount Saint Vincent University & Saint Mary’s University
June 28 – July 1, 2015
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Download Call for Papers – English (PDF) ]
Download Call for Papers – Portuguese (PDF) ]

Following the establishment, from the 15th to 16th Centuries, of the world’s first global maritime trade network, the Lusophone countries and regions (the Portuguese-speaking world) experienced a long economic and political decline. Recently, however, this Lusophone bloc – led by the economies of Brazil and Angola – has once again become an emerging economic and political force. For example, Canadian bilateral trade with Brazil has increased over 150% since 2002, while that nation represents the sixth-highest source of foreign direct investment in Canada. Meanwhile, Canada is the number one destination for Brazilian outward investments. Portuguese is also now one of the official languages of the EU and Mercosul. As a result of this vitality, Portuguese has been termed, by Monocle Magazine, 57(6), as “The new language of power and trade.”

Analysts have characterized Canada’s scholarly engagement with these Lusophone regions as inconstant and sporadic and have argued for the development of a more rounded knowledge base. Consequently, both the Canadian Government as well as the AUCC (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada) have endorsed the strengthening of relations between Canada and the Portuguese-speaking nations, including promoting education and fostering academic linkages. Despite this recognition, few opportunities have arisen in Canada for the dissemination of new knowledge on this part of the world, or for the systemization of linkages between Canadian academics and their Lusophone counterparts.

This 3rd Annual Conference of the Lusophone Studies Association, (a Canada-based Association, initiated in 2013), will address this gap, by bringing together academics, students, policy-makers and representatives of Lusophone organizations, in order to profile the current multidisciplinary knowledge on the historical evolution of the Lusophone world, contextualize contemporary Lusophone societies, migration, and identities and dialogue on present and future directions. The conference will also explore topics in Lusophone literatures, linguistics, and language, as well as highlight research deficits in important current topics. The Conference Organizing Committee is now seeking individual papers and Workshops on such major themes as:

  • Canadian relations with Brazil and other Lusophone nations
  • Current developments in economics and trade in Portuguese-speaking countries
  • Lusophone cultural, aesthetic, literary, linguistic, and language dialogues
  • The Portuguese-speaking world in historical perspective
  • Historical and geopolitical relations within the Lusophone world
  • The situation of Lusophone children and youth
  • Lusophone migration, integration, diasporas & transnationalism
  • Citizenship and interculturality
  • Global education and the Lusophone world
  • The negotiation of ethnic, class, regional & other identities in Lusophone peoples
  • Historic Portuguese presence in Atlantic North America
  • Multiculturalism, interculturalism and national identity
  • Other related themes will also be considered

A 300 word abstract, in MS Word or RTF format, should be submitted by Monday, November 10, 2014. Please use plain text, Times New Roman font, size 12. Avoid using footnotes, special formatting, characters, or emphases, such as bold, italics or underlines. E-mail subject line should be entitled: The Lusophone World in Progression. Individual papers are formal papers that will be presented as part of a workshop or panel. Workshops are panel presentations of 2 to 4 individual papers. Abstracts must contain the following:

1. Indicate if submission is for an individual paper, or a workshop
2. Author’(s’) name(s)
3. Affiliation
4. E-mail Address
5. Title of Abstract
6. Body of Abstract, describing main points to be raised and summary conclusion(s)

Please direct your submissions to The Lusophone Studies Association at lsa@yorku.ca. We will acknowledge receipt of all proposals. We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

Organizing Committee

  • Fernando Nunes, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Child and Youth Study, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Rosana Barbosa, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of History, St. Mary’s University
  • Robert A. Kenedy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
  • Maria João Dodman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University