Champlain Colloquium

Course Name:

Champlain Colloquium: Examining the Legacy of Samuel de Champlain

Course Contact:

Keynote:

David Hackett Fischer: Samuel de Champlain, the Humanist 
(Mr. Fischer will present remotely.)

Conference Sessions:
  • Examination of Champlain’s Maps & Drawings
  • Champlain Statues: Issues of Interpretation
  • Langue et culture à travers les écrits de Champlain / French Language Analysis of Champlain’s Writings
  • Champlain Centennial Celebrations of 1909 and 2009
Location:

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Date & Time:

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Full Details

The Champlain Colloquium is a forum for curious adults, academics and teachers to examine and discuss research on the life, work, and times of Samuel de Champlain. A key emphasis to our conversations will be on how themes from the 17th century are still relevant today. Over the course of the day, we will delve into history, evidence, and first-hand accounts to increase our understanding and guide group conversation and presentations.

Additionally, the Colloquium provides teachers with ways to engage their students in lines of inquiry and field trips that bring alive the influence and legacy of Champlain’s arrival on the North American continent.

Colloquium Schedule

8:30 AM: Refreshments and explore books, maps, and drawings

9:00 AM: Welcome and introduction

9:30 AM: Keynote: Samuel de Champlain, the Humanist

  • David Hackett Fischer 

10:15 AM: Open discussion

10:45 AM: Examining Champlain’s Maps and Drawings

  • Harry Chaucer, Castleton University
  • Suzie O’Bomsawin, Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation in Quebec
  • David Bernard, Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation in Quebec
  • Matthew Witten, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

12:00 PM: Facilitated tour of Nebizun: Water is Life exhibit

  • Eloise Beil, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

12:30 PM: BYO brown bag lunch

1:30 PM: Break-Out Sessions

  • Session A: Langue et culture à travers les écrits de Champlain (French Language Analysis of Champlain’s Writings)
    • Peter Vantine, St. Michael’s University
  • Session B: Champlain Centennial Celebrations of 1909 and 2009
    • Catherine Brooks, Rokeby Museum
    • Sylvie Beaudreau, SUNY Plattsburgh
    • Matthew Witten, Champlain Quadricentennial Report

3:00 PM: Champlain Statues: Issues of Interpretation

  • Andre Fleche, Castleton University
  • Penny Clute, Champlain Statue Working Group
  • Greg Huth, Champlain Statue Working Group
  • Suzie O’Bonsawin, Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation in Quebec
  • David Bernard, Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation in Quebec

4:15 PM: Looking ahead and closing thoughts

Registration Fee

Full registration: $115

Scholarships and discounts: Available! Contact us to apply.

Scholarships and travel stipends are available, based on need, thanks to a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council.

Available Credit

For any participating teachers, educators, academics, or students, a Certificate of Participation is available upon completion of this forum.

Registration Form

If you select "Student Tuition Discount," please be prepared to present a valid student ID at check in on August 1 at the museum.
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