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Rennes 2's Research Center TEMPORA to Host Seminar: The Canada of Bretons


On December 13, Rennes 2's Tempora laboratory and the GIS:IDA-Rennes will dedicate the day to examining research connected to the Canadian context. Researchers, teacher-researchers and students interested in this topic are invited to attend.


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Review and Prospects in Research

Over the years, Rennes 2 University, much like the city of Rennes and the region of Brittany, has developed a privileged international partnership with Canada. Scientific links, embodied in particular by the creation in 1992 of a Centre for Canadian Studies (CEC) under the leadership of Marta Dvorak, its first president, and Alain Croix, have helped to cement this closeness. Since 2003, the Institut des Amériques de Rennes (IDA-R) has been involved in Americanist research in Rennes in partnership with regional or national teams, and with the support of more than a hundred professors invited by the Chair of the Americas program.  The second edition of Palimpseste, Rennes 2's new academic journal, includes three articles dedicated to research conducted in whole or in part in Canada and is also a reflection of this close relationship. 

So, what role for Canada in research in the humanities and social sciences within Rennes? And, to put it another way, what is the status of Canadian research in Rennes? 

These questions and more will be examined as part of this seminar meant to highlight and promote Canadian studies in Rennes through facilitating interdisciplinary dialogue. To this end, the day will showcase individual or collective research projects carried out in Canada or that have a strong connection to the Canadian context. The day will open with a roundtable that should allow participants to take stock of the diversity of exchanges and mobility between our countries.

In addition to the researchers and teacher-researchers of Rennes 2 and the member institutions of the GIS: IDA-R, this seminar is primarily aimed at Master's students with connections to the Canadian context: the Master's of the Americas program, Aires Anglophones program, History, International and Intercultural Relations, but also the Master of Law program co-delivered by Rennes 1-Ottawa, the Master of Film Studies (held weekly at a distance, in an immersive manner, between Rennes 2 and the Université de Montréal), without forgetting all of the students who are considering participating in a mobility program with Canada.

Download the whole program on the right-hand side of the page.

Practical information:

This study day will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019.

It will be organized by the Tempora research center at Rennes 2, with the support of IDA-Rennes.