Transnational Challenges to Canadian Culture, Society and the Environment


20-22 September 2018, Prague, Czech Republic


Canada has been a transnational country from its inception: founded on the ideas of Métis identities, forged by the metropolis-colony relationship, and modernized under the cross-boundary flow of American goods and capital. The revival of transnationalism as a widely respected lens of scholarly research in manifest fields provides us with very useful multidisciplinary bridges to study both past and contemporary Canada. In the context of growing globalization, the perspective of transnationalism of the nation-state raises important questions about overlapping (real or imagined) affiliations of individuals, communities, corporations, and social movements.

The present conference aims to bring present a range of interdisciplinary perspectives from literature, history, economic relations, political issues and social movements, to environmental issues.

The Central European Association for Canadian Studies (CEACS), in conjunction with Charles University, is pleased to announce its 8th Triennial International Conference. The conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 20-22 September 2018.


The following distinguished academics have accepted invitations to deliver keynote speeches:

  • Dianne Draper, Geography Professor, University of Calgary
  • John A. Hall, Professor of Comparative Historical Sociology, McGill University
  • Paul-André Linteau, Historian, Associated Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Kurth Spenrath, Writer, Director and Producer


Call for papers is available here. Proposals for papers must be submitted by December 15, 2017.

About the CEACS Triennial Conference Series

The CEACS brings together university teachers, researchers and students from the Central European region (interpreted broadly) who are doing work related to Canada. At the present time the association has 190 members, coming from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia; a few individuals come from a scattering of other countries. Every three years the association holds a major international multidisciplinary conference.

Past Conferences

  • 2015 Zagreb
  • 2012 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2006 Debrecen, Hungary
  • 2004 Krakow, Poland
  • 2001 Bucharest, Romania
  • 1998 Brno, Czech Republic

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