LoCSA is supporting the annual conference of the BACS History and Politics Group at Senate House on Friday 16 July 2010, 10.00am-5.00pm.
The theme is "The North Atlantic Triangle - A Canadian Myth?" - examining the notion of a North Atlantic Triangle of close co-operation between Canada, Britain and the USA since the Treaty of Washington, 1871, put forward by John Bartlet Brebner in 1945. The conference will explore the extent to which such a triangle can be said to have existed between 1871 and 1945 and, especially, whether it still exists today - with reference to the conflict in Afghanistan and other contemporary issues.
A number of leading scholars from Canada, Britain and the USA have agreed to give papers at the conference and a detailed programme is published below. Registration at the conference will be free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
For further details places contact Dr Tony McCulloch, Director of Canadian Studies and Head of History and American Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University email@example.com
BACS HISTORY CONFERENCE, 16 JULY 2010 SENATE ROOM, SENATE HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON THE NORTH ATLANTIC TRIANGLE – A CANADIAN MYTH?
Registration and coffee, 10.00am-10.45am Welcome, 10.45am
Session 1 - 11.00am-12.30pm John Bartlet Brebner and the “North Atlantic Triangle”
Tony McCulloch, Canterbury Christ Church University “Equilateral, Isosceles or Obtuse? Getting the Measure of the North Atlantic Triangle” David Haglund, Queen’s University, Kingston “What took you so long? The Impact of US-based Ethnic Diasporas on the Formation of the North Atlantic Triangle” David Woolner, Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, and Marist College “Cordell Hull, Britain and the Canadians, 1933-44”
Lunch – 12.30pm-1.30pm
Session 2 – 1.30pm-3.00pm The North Atlantic Triangle and World War Two
Galen Perras, University of Ottawa “Losing Their Breakfasts? American, British and Canadian Opposition to the Ogdensburg Agreement of 1940” Alan Dobson, University of Dundee “Flying Between John Bull and Uncle Sam: Canadian Civil Aviation Diplomacy in World War Two” Hector Mackenzie, DFAIT, Ottawa, and Carleton University “North Atlantic World: Canada and the Global Economic Order, 1941-47”
Session 3 – 3.30pm-5.00pm
The North Atlantic Triangle in the Post-War World Lara Silver, University of British Columbia
“Canada a Junior Member of the Anglo-American Alliance: The ‘Anglo-Saxon Triangle’ downplayed by the Department of External Affairs, 1946-57” Michael Carroll, Grant MacEwan University “Linch-pin at Last? Canada and the North Atlantic Triangle in 1956” JJ Jockel, St Lawrence University “The Canada-US Defence Relationship and the North Atlantic Triangle”
CONFERENCE ARRANGEMENTS This event is the annual conference of the BACS History Group and is run in conjunction with the London Canadian Studies Association (LoCSA). It normally takes place at Canada House but it has been moved to Senate House this year with the support of the Institute for the Study of the Americas because Canada House is undergoing a major refurbishment.
There is no registration fee and refreshments and a light lunch are available free of charge. If you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The conference will be held in the very distinguished Senate Room, on the first floor of Senate House, which houses the Institute for the Study of the Americas, the BACS Office and the University of London Library. Senate House lies between Malet Street and Russell Square and is adjacent to the rear entrance of the British Museum (in Montague Place). Further details of the Senate Room can be found at www.london.ac.uk/3127.html
The conference hotel is The Imperial Hotel at Russell Square, which is a short walk from Senate House. Further information can be found at www.imperialhotels.co.uk/imperial For their support for the conference thanks are due to the Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA), the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS), the London Canadian Studies Association (LoCSA), the Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA) and the Canadian High Commission. Special thanks are due to Olga Jimenez and Karen Perkins of the Institute for the Study of the Americas and to Jodie Robson of BACS for the conference arrangements and publicity.