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CALL FOR PAPERS SOCIETY FOR FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 11-13 April 2002 The annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies will take place on 11-13 April 2002. It will be sponsored




Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada,

11-13 April 2002

The annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies will take place on 11-13 April 2002. It will be sponsored by the University of Toronto and York University, and will take place in central Toronto. The conference hotel will be the Delta Chelsea Inn (33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto M5G 1Z4). Sessions will be on Friday 12 April at the Delta Chelsea, and on Saturday 13 April in the recently restored Victorian buildings of University College on the St George (downtown) campus of the University of Toronto. Among the various events planned will be a reception on the Friday evening on the former trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange, an art-deco period piece situated in the heart of Canada's main financial district, and a banquet in the neo-gothic splendour of Victoria College. All of these locales are within walking distance of each other or, for those who prefer, by subway or short taxi rides.

This year's organisers are expecting a large turnout, with a large number of visiting scholars from France, the UK and other countries. Proposals for individual papers or, preferably, entire panels, should be sent to the organisers. Individual sessions normally include three papers, a commentator and a chair, but the Programme committee will consider proposals for other formats. Those who wish to include a visitor from abroad on their panel are requested to let the organisers know as soon as possible, particularly if the visitor will require assistance in getting airfare and hotel expenses paid.

All proposals should include a session title, paper titles, short abstracts of papers, and a brief CV for each panellist. Please submit your proposals by 15 SEPTEMBER 2001 to:

Society for French Historical Studies Attn: Professor W.D. Irvine Programme Coordinator University College 15 King's College Circle Toronto M5S 3H7 Canada. Email:

The conference has its own webpage which will display constantly updated conference information and, in due course, the conference programme. It can be found at

The conference email address is

Apart from invited guest speakers, all participants in the programme are expected to be members of the Society. Non-members who wish to submit proposals can join from the Duke University Press webpage (http:, or by writing to: Journals Fulfillment, Duke University Press, Box 90660, Durham, N.C. 27708-0660.

For any further inquiries, please contact the two co-presidents of the Society for 2001-2, D.C. Higgs and T.J.A. Le Goff (email:


TORONTO was built to the east of the point where an ancient and strategic portage route, known to French explorers as "le passage de Toronto", sets out from the shores of Lake Ontario towards the upper Great Lakes. The first European in the area was probably Étienne Brûlé (1592-1633), sent in 1615 by Samuel de Champlain on a diplomatic mission to Amerindian nations south of Lake Ontario. During much of the seventeenth century, Iroquois occupied the settlement of Teiaiagon, near the starting point of the overland route, a place frequented by French traders and also by Dutch merchants from New Amsterdam. When the French tightened their economic and military hold on Lake Ontario in the early eighteenth century, they built first a trading post (1720) and then a proper military outpost, Fort Rouillé (1749), here, to complement their strongholds at Niagara and Carataqui (Kingston). A generation after the Peace of Paris formalised France's loss of Canada in 1763, the British erected Fort York (1793) on the shores of Lake Ontario to meet the threat from the south. When the town that grew up near this fort was burned by American troops under Gen. Zebulon Pike and others during the War of 1812, British troops razed Washington, D.C. in reprisal. The theatre of the Upper Canadian rebellion of 1837, Toronto developed during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the financial and economic metropolis of the province of Ontario and, eventually, as the economic capital of Canada. A rather provincial and colonial city until the 1950s, Toronto now is home to an extremely diverse mix of ethnic groups and cultures. An amazing range of museums, restaurants, plays, concerts, nightclubs, sports events and entertainment are available in the downtown area within easy reach of the conference hotel. Members may wish to spend some extra time exploring these, or visiting nearby attractions (e.g. Niagara Falls and the scenic Niagara peninsula, an easy 1 1/2 hour drive away). Mid-April is early spring in Toronto; barring freak and usually brief aberrations, weather is usually mild and pleasant.


  • samedi 15 septembre 2001


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