Friday, September 19, 2008 5 p.m.
Waldo Library, second and third floors
- An original commissioned exhibit exploring a multifaceted legacy
- On display from September 2008 - August 2009
"New France and Québec: Legacies and Identities"
Bernhard Center, Brown and Gold Room
"Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on New France"
Thursday, September 18, 2 to 4 p.m. Reception to follow.
- Gregory Waselkov (University of South Alabama)
"French Colonial Archaeology in the Americas"
- Elizabeth M. Scott (Illinois State University)
"French Cultures in Comparative Regional Perspective"
- Allison Bain (Université Laval)
"The Intendant's Palace in Québec City"
- Michael S. Nassaney and José António Brandão (Western Michigan University)
"Commemorating French Heritage at Fort St. Joseph"
Language Debates in Contemporary Québec
Friday, September 19, 2008
- Leigh Oakes (Queen Mary, University of London)
"Language Policy and Planning: New Realities, New Challenges"
- Marie McAndrew (Université de Montréal)
"Schooling in a French-Speaking but Pluralistic Society: Challenges and Outcomes"
- Matthew Hayday (University of Guelph)
"Bilingualism versus Unilingualism: Federal and Provincial Language Policies in Québec, 1960-1985"
dates, times, and sites to be announced
- William A. Starna (SUNY College at Oneonta)
"How Old is the League of the Iroquois?" (November 12, 2008)
- Marcel Martel (York University, Toronto)
"French Canada: Creation and Break Up, 1850-1967" (February 2009)
- David Massell (University of Vermont)
"A Question of Power: A Century of Hydroeletricity in Québec" (March 2009)
- Dianne Guenin-Lelle (Albion College)
"The Current Cultural Renaissance in Southwest Louisiana" (April 2009)
- The Eighth Francophone Film Festival of Kalamazoo,
featuring films and filmmakers from Québec (March 14-18, 2009)
- WMU Archaeological Field School,
Fort St. Joseph, Niles, Michigan (Summer 2009)