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Welcome to Conference on Canadian Polonia

We are pleased to announce that an interdisciplinary conference "Between Past and Future: Culture, Heritage and Community Development of Polonia in Towns and Small Cities" will take place from July 25-28, 2013 in Sydney, NS, Canada.

We invite established and emerging scholars and practitioners to submit proposals for individual papers (250 words and a one-page CV), as well as full panels and round table discussions (500 words and one-page CVs of all participants). Please include name, institutional affiliation, and full contact details.

Proposals should be submitted by March 15, 2013, at tom_urbaniak@cbu.ca.

More details on the Call for Papers page.


Cape Breton University and the Canadian Polish Research Institute acknowledge the assistance of the following Polonia organizations and venues in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia: The Polish Village Hall (St. Michael's Polish Benefit Society) and St. Mary's Polish Roman Catholic Parish, which is marking its 100th anniversary in 2013.


Dr. Tom Urbaniak
Department of Political Science
Cape Breton University
Tel.: 902-563-1226

Dr. Michal Kasprzak
Ryerson University
Canadian Polish Research Institute
Tel.: 905-614-1560