Regional Outreach Seminar

As part of its mission to promote the teaching of Québec, Francophone Canada, and Franco-America, ACQS sponsors Regional Outreach Seminars. The purpose of these events is to gather together new or potential “Québécistes” (especially junior faculty, advanced graduate students, and high school French teachers) from a specific region of the U.S. for a one-day meeting to learn more about the various activities and opportunities that are available in Québec studies. Each day-long seminar has included presentations on ACQS, AIEQ, ACSUS, CIÉF, and the Government of Québec to inform the audience of grants competitions, conferences, publications, and research groups, among other activities and events that promote Québec studies. In addition, participants hear talks from speakers with information and materials for adding Québec content to courses. These one-day “immersions” into Québec research and teaching opportunities are designed to encourage participants to consider pursuing their new interest in Québec studies, perhaps by joining ACQS and attending a future conference or visiting Québec. With the support of the Government of Québec, Outreach Seminars have been held at the University of Southern California (2010), the University of Notre Dame (2010), Kennesaw State University (2012), the University of Buffalo (2013), Davidson College, NC (2017), and Ohio State University (2019).

If you are interested in hosting an Outreach Seminar at your institution, please reach out to Dr. Yulia Bosworth (bosworth@binghamton.edu).