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Forgotten Francophone areas

Francophonies oubliées

Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

Congrès annuel de la Société d’histoire coloniale française

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Published on Friday, October 23, 2015


Le congrès annuel de la Société d'histoire coloniale française se tiendra du 18 au 21 mai 2016 à Ottawa. Le thème de cette année portera sur les « francophonies oubliées », afin d'inclure et de souligner l'existence de groupes et de peuples habituellement invisibles à l'intérieur de catégories plus larges. Cependant, comme tous les ans, les propositions de communications sur d'autres aspects de l'histoire coloniale française sont les bienvenus.



The 42nd annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society (FCHS) will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from 18 to 21 May 2016. The event will be hosted by the University of Ottawa.

This year’s theme will be “Forgotten francophonies,” in order to include and highlight groups and peoples usually hidden within broader categories. However, as usual, proposals on all aspects of overseas France will be considered. The Society encourages students, scholars, and educators from all disciplines to submit proposals.

Submission guidelines

Individual paper proposals must include a 100-200 word summary with the title of the paper, name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and phone numbers, and a brief curriculum vitae, all integrated into a single file, preferably in MS-Word.

Proposals for entire sessions or panels must contain the same information on each participant, as well as contact information and a short C.V. for the moderator if you suggest one. The program committee can help find moderators, if necessary.

Please indicate if you require audiovisual equipment in your proposal.         

Individual or panel proposals should be sent to ottawafchs@yahoo.ca; they will then be forwarded to the selection committee. Individuals wishing to moderate a session should send a statement of interest, contact information, and a brief c.v. as well. 

The deadline for proposals is 1 November 2015.             


The FCHS depends on membership dues. All conference participants must be or become members at the time of acceptance (January 2016). Unfortunately, the FCHS does not have funds to subsidize scholars’ participation at the meeting. Graduate students, however, may apply for the Shorrock Travel Award; details are provided on the FCHS website (the application must be sent with the proposal).

Practical Informations

Additional information about the Society’s scholarly activities, fellowships, and past conferences is available at www.frenchcolonial.org.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact Jennifer Boittin at treasurer@frenchcolonial.org.

If you have any questions about conference logistics and local arrangements, please contact Micheline Lessard at mlessard@uottawa.ca.

Scientific Committee

  • Micheline Lessard, Université d’Ottawa (Canada)
  • Benoît Grenier, Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)
  • Sarah Zimmerman, Western Washington University (Etats-Unis)
  • Robin Mitchell, DePaul University (Chicago, Etats-Unis)


  • Ottawa, Canada


  • Sunday, November 01, 2015


  • colonisation, francophonie


  • Nathalie Dessens
    courriel : dessens [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Nathalie Dessens
    courriel : dessens [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr


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To cite this announcement

« Forgotten Francophone areas », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, October 23, 2015, https://doi.org/10.58079/tfs

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