CAANS or the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies is the academic ‘home’ of Canadian scholars, from a myriad of disciplines, whose research focuses on some aspect of Netherlandic Studies, be it linguistic, literary, historical, political, diasporic, post-colonial, art-historical, etc. This year, our annual conference will take place fully online, for the very first time in the history of our association. The conference program will consist of papers addressing the main theme of this year's virtual gathering : Dutch as a source and target language in translation. The program will furthermore consist of papers addressing any topic related to Netherlandic studies, including but not limited to: language, literature, culture, history, art and art history, or politics. Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion and may be delivered in English, French or Dutch.
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr. Frieda Steurs (KU Leuven and INT Leiden). The lecture, Language is Business! On the impact of linguistic applications in our society, will focus on the economic value of language, and examine the language sector in the Dutch speaking world.
Dr. Steurs works in the field of terminology, language technology, specialized translation and multilingual document management. She is the founder and former president of NL-TERM, the Dutch terminology association for both the Netherlands and Flanders. Since 2016, she is the head of research of the INT, the Dutch Language Institute in Leiden. In 2018, she was elected Secretary-General of CIPL, the international committee of linguists.
Tanja Collet, University of Windsor
Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain, University of Alberta
For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.