Brock conference tackles the tumult of the 60s in Canada
Published on October 26 2010
A long-running conference at Brock University is asking, “Where have all the sixties gone?”
The 24th annual Two Days of Canada conference, “The Sixties, Canadian-Style”, will bring together Canadian and international scholars to discuss Canada’s role in the ferment and conflict of the 1960s and the cultural and historical changes that followed in its wake.
The forum takes place Nov. 4 and 5 at the university and will feature various concurrent presentations in Pond Inlet and Sankey Chamber from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
“This year’s conference will look at Canada from many different perspectives through the lens of this period of rapid social change,” says Nick Baxter-Moore, one of the conference organizers. “Many Canadians remember or grew up in the aftermath of this turbulent decade, and we are still trying to understand the political and cultural impact of the extraordinary events that took place during the 60s.”
Conference presentations will look at a wide range of topics and issues, including nation-building and national identity, grassroots and protest movements, the counterculture and cultural politics, the Vietnam war, and art and music, just to name a few.
The conference is open to everyone and there is no cost to attend any of the concurrent and plenary sessions.