Academy of American Franciscan History
Pax et Bonum 

Dear colleagues, 

The year 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Franciscans in Québec City. Present in the Canadian colony until the end of the French Regime and even beyond, the Recollects, as they were called in France, have deeply marked Canada's history and, more broadly, the French colony from Canada to the Mississippi.

The Institut du Patrimoine Culturel  (Institute of Culturel Heritage) in collaboration with the Faculty of Literature of Université Laval in Quebec City will organize a multidisciplinary symposium in Québec City, from June 11th to 13th 2015 to highlight this event. 

All topics relating to the French Recollects (history, art history, geography, ethnology, literature and musicology) will be considered in the formulation of the final conference program. From a comparative perspective, papers relating to the Franciscans and Spanish North America will also be considered (Texas, New Mexico, California, etc). Even though the conference is held in French, speakers would be most welcomed to present their paper in English. 

For more information or to submit a paper resume, please contact as soon as possible : 

Dr Paul-André Dubois
Institut du patrimoine culturel
Université Laval
Pavillon Charles-de Koninck, bureau 3225

Université Laval, 
Québec, Canada G1K 7P4
Téléphone : 418 656-2131 poste 14090 
Télécopieur : 418 656-5727

Free Public Lecture!

"When the Incas Met Francis of Assisi: Culture and Conflict in Latin American Franciscanism"

Monday, May 9 at 7pm
The Franciscan School of Theology

Please join us for the Franciscan Vision Series featuring Professor Jaime Lara, PhD,.Through visual arts, Dr. Lara demonstrates how native peoples of the New World portrayed different, but meaningful, understandings of Francis.

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