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Scholars come to Winnipeg to discuss rights of humans, and animals

July 31, 2015 — 

Winnipeg is about to get more literary – and righteous.

Over 230 academics from around the world are expected to arrive in Winnipeg for a major conference in August: NASSR 2015: Romanticism & Rights.

This conference, organized by the University of Manitoba’s Michelle Faubert and the University of Winnipeg’s Peter Melville, will explore topics such as sexual rights, the right to religion, the right to die, animal rights, and human rights in literature from the Romantic period (1780-1830). The conference is the 23rd annual gathering of the largest association of scholars of the Romantic period in the world.

Amongst other special events, a special presentation on Indigenous rights has also been organized for August 14. Scholars will talk about the notion of Indigenous rights, spanning the late eighteenth century to the present day.

Conference details

When: August 13-16, 2015
Where: Fort Garry Hotel
Draft program is available here. 

Special panel presentation on Indigenous rights

When: Friday, August 14, at 4:45 p.m.
Where: Fort Garry Hotel, Concert Hall
Panel participants: Professors Warren Cariou (Manitoba), Kevin Hutchings (Northern British Columbia), Niigaan Sinclair (Manitoba), Sherry Farrell Racette (Manitoba)

These scholars will conduct a joint presentation on the notion of Indigenous rights, spanning the late eighteenth century to the present day.

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