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PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submissions has passed and Restorying Canada is no longer accepting proposals.


Important Dates

  • Submissions deadline: 3 March 2017
  • Submission confirmation notices: 4 March 2017 (If you submitted a proposal and do not receive a confirmation email by 7 March 2017, please email restorying.canada@uottawa.ca)
  • Acceptance emails: 21 March 2017
  • Deadline to pay registration fee: 28 March 2017
  • Program on website: 6 April 2017

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Session Formats

Restorying Canada accepts submissions for panel discussions, individual papers, and wildcard sessions.

Submitters are also welcome to innovate by suggesting other presentation formats, including roundtables, visual displays, workshops, or artist/scholar collaborations.

Panel Discussions

Panel discussions consist of three papers, all lasting either 15 minutes or 20 minutes, a chair, and a respondent.

  • Presenters should represent a variety of institutions and fields.
  • Chairs provide a brief introduction to each paper and presenter.
  • Respondents provide commentary on all of the papers for 10–15 minutes total.
  • Panels consisting of 15-minute papers must include two additional participants, where one serves as a chair and the other serves as a respondent.
  • Panels consisting of 20-minute papers must include one additional participant who serves as both a chair and a respondent.
  • All panels include a question-and-answer period of minimum 30 minutes.

Panel discussion guidelines

  • Presenters should represent a variety of institutions and fields whenever possible (i.e. institutional affiliations; including independent scholars, archivists, performers, activists).
  • It is encouraged that presenters represent diverse stages of professional experience (i.e. junior and senior scholars).
  • Panels consisting of graduate students are encouraged to invite at least one senior scholar to join their panel as presenter, chair, or respondent.

Individual Papers

Individual papers are submitted independently, and not as part of a pre-formed traditional panel. The review committee will assign individual papers to themed panels.

Wildcard Sessions

A wildcard session consists of other presentation formats, including roundtables, visual displays, workshops, or artist/scholar collaborations. Individuals or teams can submit proposals for wildcard sessions. Since each session will be unique, proposals must be careful to clarify the format and links to the conference themes.

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Submission Instructions

Submission guidelines for all formats

  • Participation limit: Submitters can participate up to two times: once as a presenter, and once as a chair or respondent.
  • Proposal limit: Only one paper proposal will be considered per submitter; please do not propose more than one paper.
  • Role restrictions: Presenters may not act as chair or respondent on the panel in which they present, unless there is a justification in proposals for Wildcard Sessions.

All proposals must be submitted by 3 March 2017.

Registration Fees:

  • All accepted presenters will be required to pay a registration fee ($40 for independent scholars; $80 for faculty)
  • Conference fees for students will be waived, thanks in part to generous support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
  • Registration fees include a Conference Banquet and refreshments at coffee breaks.
  • Information on registration will be sent to accepted presenters in February 2017.
  • Registration fees must be paid by 28 March 2017 or participants’ names will be removed from the conference programme.

Instructions for panel discussions

Designate one participant to act as panel organizer. Panel organizer will send an email to restorying.canada@uottawa.ca with the below materials:

  1. Panel session abstract of 250 words.
    1. Include questions and/or goals central to the discussion.
    2. Include a title for the panel (title cannot change after the submission deadline).
  2. Three paper abstracts of no more than 250 words each, and each written by the paper’s author.
    1. Include titles for each paper (titles cannot change after the submission deadline).
    2. Abstracts should include a clear statement of the paper’s arguments and methodology
    3. Cohesive themes should be identifiable between session abstract and paper abstracts.
  3. One CV each per participant of no more than one page. Please include the participant’s:
    1. Institutional affiliation, position, and/or professional field (when applicable)
    2. Email address.

Instructions for individual papers

Send an email to restorying.canada@uottawa.ca with the below materials:

  1. Paper abstract of no more than 250 words.
    • Include a title for the paper (titles cannot change after the submission deadline).
    • Abstracts should include a clear statement of the paper’s arguments and methodology
  2. CV of no more than one page. Please include your institutional affiliation, position, and/or professional field (when applicable).

Instructions for Wildcard Sessions

Send an email to restorying.canada@uottawa.ca with the below materials:

  1. Session abstract of 500 words.
    1. Include well-developed explanation of the session’s format and methodology
    2. Include questions and/or goals central to the discussion/intervention/project
    3. Include a title for the session (title cannot change after the submission deadline).
  2. Contribution abstract(s): If the session includes more than one participant please include short explanations of no more than 250 words for each participant, explaining each participant’s contribution/role and project.
  3. CV of no more than one page. Please include your institutional affiliation, position, and/or professional field (when applicable). If there is more than one participant, submit a CV for each person.

Please note that all submitters will receive email updates about Restorying Canada, including important information about registration and accommodation. Each email update will include an option to unsubscribe.