First interdisciplinary readings on Canadian studies at Russian StateUniversity for the Humanities

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First interdisciplinary readings on Canadian studies at Russian StateUniversity for the Humanities

On March 23-24, the international conference "First Interdisciplinary Readings on Canadian Studies at RSUH" will be held at Russian State Humanitarian University.


RSUH (Department of American Studies of the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Foreign Area Studies

 International Russian-Canadian Center "Moscow-Quebec" RSUH)

St. Petersburg State University (Center for Canadian Studies of St. Petersburg State University)

Location and date: Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, March 24-25, 2022.

The conference is dedicated to the memory of Professor Koleneko.

Dr. Vadim Koleneko, leading researcher at the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was an outstanding Russian specialist in the history of Quebec in the 17-21 centuries. He specialized in the socio-economic and political history of French Canada, which had determined the development of the Canadian federation as a whole. In his fundamental monograph “French Canada in the Past and Present: Essays on the History of Quebec in the 17-20th Centuries”, Vadim Alexandrovich, for the first time in Russian historical science, analyzed a wide range of issues related to the historical evolution of French Canada. A separate merit of Dr. Koleneko was his huge contribution to the development and popularization of Canadian studies in Russia, creation of academic schools as well as his academic and pedagogical activities at the International Russian-Canadian Center "Moscow-Quebec" of RSUH, which has gone to produce numerous works and other academic achievements of his students.

Topics for discussion:

• Canadian federalism: evolution and current state

• Canadian experience in resolving ethno-national conflicts

• Canadian bilingualism, multiculturalism and "post-nationalism"

• Canada in the Francophone area

• The “Quebec issue” in Canada: evolution and current state

• Quebec interculturalism and its international recognition

• Quebec in the economic space of North America

• Quebec as a recognized leader among non-sovereign actors in international relations

• Francophone culture and literature of Canada

• Quebec language policy

• Section "North America in comparative contexts: politics, culture, imagology".

Topics for discussion:

1. Integration and disintegration processes in North America.

2. Immigration as a factor in the development of the USA and Canada: the general and the special.

3. Formation of identity in multicultural societies of North America.

Discussions will be held at plenary and thematic sessions, as well as in the format of a round table.

The conference will be held online and offline.

Working languages: Russian, English and French.

Travel and accommodation expenses of participants: covered by the sending organization.

Application deadline: February 28, 2022.

Official invitations will be sent after the selection of applications, no later than March 15, 2022.

Conference materials will be published.

Applications (full name, academic degree, title, position and place of work, telephone, e-mail address, title of presentation, filled-out form of participation and abstract in electronic form (no more than 1500 characters with spaces)) should be sent to Dr. Isaeva ( with copy to Dr. Akimov (

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