Halifax Regional Conference on the Humanities

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June 9-10, 1949 - First Regional Conference on the Humanities in Halifax

The conference is organized by Dean G.E. Wilson of Dalhousie University and Professors R.M. Fraser and Desmond Pacey, of Acadia University and the University of New Brunswick, respectively. Funding comes from the Rockefeller Grant to the Humanities Research Council of Canada (HRCC). The topics for discussion are humanities in high schools and universities, maritime cultural movements and the work of the HRCC. Over the next four years, the HRCC will fund four more regional conferences, in Kingston, Montréal, Québec City and Edmonton.