The Canadian history and heritage fields have a busy couple of weeks ahead of them. There are number of national and provincial conferences being held, as well as a few smaller workshops and online events.
- The Canadian Library Association annual conference is currently (May 25th to May 28th) being held in Halifax. The program can be found here and a number of participants are tweeting there impressions under the hashtag #CLA2011.
- The Canadian Historical Association is holding its annual conference in conjunction with the 2011 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, from May 30th to June 1st.
- The Association of Canadian Archivists’ (ACA) 2011 conference will be held in Toronto from June 2 to June 4, 2011. The complete program is available online and the conference hashtag is #ACA2011
- June 1st is this month’s #builtheritage twitter chat. This month’s focus is on local engagement.
- This year’s Ontario Heritage Conference is being held in Coburg, June 3rd-June 5th. The theme of the conference is “Creating the Will” and the conference schedule can be seen here.
- June 15-17th is the Ontario Archives Association conference, which is being held in Thunder Bay this year. The full program is available online.
- Doors and trails open events are also occurring in communities throughout Ontario.
I will be attending the ACA conference next week. I am particularly looking forward to two sessions focusing on the issues surrounding the archival preservation of Indigenous heritage. I am also planning to use twitter to follow some of the other conferences that I am unable to attend.