Annual Congress of the French Association of Canadian Studies (AFEC)

Published on June 21, 2021

June 8-11, 2022

Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Canadian Embassy in Paris

70 Years after the “Massey Report”:’ an Assessment of Culture and Cultural Policies in Canada.”

Seventy years ago, the Report of the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences 1949-1951, headed by Vincent Massey, was published. Defined fifty years later as “the most important official document in the history of Canadian culture” (Fulford, 2001), the so-called “Massey Report” was both the first investigation of the state of the arts and culture as well as cultural policies in Canada, and the first major plea in favor of a strategic and financial support from the federal government for culture and cultural institutions across the country.

The objectives of the conference will be to take both a retrospective and prospective look at the state of culture and cultural policies in Canada. This will contribute to assessing the state of knowledge on the following topics, among others:

Proposals for papers with a title (400 words max) and a short biography (100 words) must be submitted by email to the organizing committee by September 30, 2021: sandrine.ferre-rode@uvsq.fr

Coordinator: Sandrine Ferré-Rode (UVSQ)

Organizing committee: Laurence Cros (LARCA UMR 8225, Université de Paris), Sandrine Ferré-Rode (Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, CHCSC), Hélène Harter (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR SIRICE), Fevronia Novac (Ambassade du Canada), Françoise Le Jeune (AFEC).

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