Institute on Québec Studies

The Institute on Québec Studies at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh was established in February 2004. Plattsburgh State has a longstanding demonstrated commitment to educating local, regional, national and international communities on Québec Studies. The mission statement of the Institute directly reflects this:

"In recognition of the increasing prominence of Québec in New York, New England and the wider North American community, the Institute on Québec Studies at SUNY College at Plattsburgh serves as the gateway institution for the promotion of Québec Studies in the United States. The Institute is committed to the visible development, expansion and dissemination of Québec Studies among academic, business and government constituents."

Professional Programs at the Institute on Québec Studies

Special Opportunities for SUNY Plattsburgh Students


Call for Papers/Colloquium and Journal of Eastern Townships Studies Special Issue - Invitation for SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty & Students  

Announcing “Québec Past & Present: The 5th Annual International and Domestic Colloquium on Québec Studies” - a joint initiative led by the Institute on Québec Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh, and the Eastern Townships Resource Centre, Bishop’s University with support from the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie, Government of Québec.

Scholarly essay proposals, in English or French, are now being accepted from undergraduate/graduate students and faculty from SUNY Plattsburgh, Bishop’s University and all universities in Québec and across Canada.  Proposals are encouraged from any academic discipline on any and all topics featuring significant Québec content - and we are most interested in contributions from history, sociology, political science, public policy, linguistics, education, health, art and architecture. Proposals must present original research and must not have been previously published.  DEADLINE for proposals is January 6, 2017. 

If accepted, contributors will present their scholarly essays at a colloquium to be held March 31 to April 1, 2017 at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Québec.  Support to include transportation, meals and lodging is available for individuals from SUNY Plattsburgh to participate in the colloquium.  For participating faculty and students who reside outside of Sherbrooke, share lodging for two evenings (March 30 & 31) will be provided along with breakfast, breaks, lunch and dinner on March 31, and breakfast, break, and lunch on April 1.

Select proceedings will be revised, edited and published as an issue of the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies.  Full details on this Call for Papers available for download from here.


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the Institute on Québec Studies at Plattsburgh State, please contact:

Christopher Kirkey, Ph.D.
Director, Institute on Québec Studies
Phone: (518) 564-2086
Fax: (518) 564-2112