Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Call for Papers: the
First Annual Buffalo Province History Conference
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Traditions all start somewhere, and this spring the University of Saskatchewan Department of History is commencing what we hope will be a longstanding annual tradition: The Buffalo Province History Conference. This open and inclusive event seeks to bring together graduate students, senior honours undergraduates, and faculty in History from the six main Prairie universities in a collegial and cordial environment. Drawing on scholars from the region Sir Frederick Haultain once sought to unify into a single province called Buffalo, the conference will afford students the chance to gain conference experience and liaise with potential future advisors and peers. This year’s conference will be held May 11-13 2007 at Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa, located about an hour southeast of Saskatoon. Professor Erika Dyck from the University of Alberta will be delivering our keynote address: “Acid Flashbacks: Keeping Tabs on the History of LSD.”

Students in the Department of History at the Universities of Alberta, Calgary, Lethbridge, Regina, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Manitoba are especially encouraged to attend and present their work. Individual or panel submissions on all historical topics are welcome. Please note that financial assistance will be available to presenting students.

The weekend is certain to be fun and a great chance to meet and socialize with others. Please see the attached poster for more information. Also feel free to contact Keith Carlson ( or Byron Plant ( for more information. The deadline for submissions is February 15.

We look forward to seeing you in May!