The deadline for submitting proposals for papers is December 15, 2009.
Finn Forum IX is an international, interdisciplinary conference in Finnish, Finnish-North American and Finnish Diaspora Studies, to be held at Lakehead University in 2010. Since 1974, Finn Forum has developed into a premier international conference that provides a public arena where scholars working in widely dispersed locations and diverse disciplines come together to present the results of their research. The eight previous conferences have been held in, Sweden, the United States, Canada and Finland.
Every forum offers opportunities to present research within a specific thematic approach. The first round of conferences looked at the immigrant communities and activities within North America; the second looked at questions relating to ethnicity and multiculturalism, for the third the theme was widened to include the whole interdisciplinary spectrum of Finnish Studies. Finn Forum IX in Thunder Bay will expand the focus to include the contemporary Finnish social, economic, and political presence in the world.
Finn Forum IX will result in a publication of selected papers and scholars presenting at the conference will have an opportunity to publish their research.
Send your proposal for a presentation or panel, (150 word limit) along with a short C.V., to Shirley Kauranen, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ron Harpelle, email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2009. Visit our website for more information about the conference. www.finnforumix.ca.
Conference takes place May 26-27, 2010 at the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel, Thunder Bay, Ontario