Unsettling Victorians
Vancouver, Canada
March 3 - 5, 2022

More Information To Come

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The Last of England. Ford Madox Brown, 1855. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

NAVSA 2021-22 Keynote Speakers


(Queen's University)


(University of British Columbia)


(University of Toronto)

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We are excited to invite you to NAVSA 2021-22 in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, on traditional, ancestral, and unceded Coast Salish territory. The location of the conference, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and historic Stanley Park, features stunning landscapes and seascapes, transpacific and transcontinental connections, and multi-layered political and cultural histories. “Unsettling Victorians,” interpreted in the broadest sense, is inspired by the myriad resonances of our settler-colonial setting in the era of decolonization.

What unsettled the Victorians and what is unsettling about the Victorians? How can we work to unsettle the Victorians? The conference fosters discussions that develop a critical perspective on settler and colonial identities, cultures, environments, structures, and assumptions; incorporate Indigenous topics, issues, methodologies, or ways of knowing; explore decolonial approaches, strategies, or techniques in Victorian literature, culture, history, pedagogy. The conference also features a broad range of papers, panels, round tables, and digital projects on many aspects of our general theme.


For more information, please contact: navsa2021@sfu.ca

COVID Information

Currently fully vaccinated travellers to Canada from the US are required to show proof of vaccination, and have a negative molecular pre-arrival COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their scheduled departure to Canada. In lieu of a BC Vaccine Card, British Columbia also requires international travellers to show the proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada in order to access certain events and services. Masks are required in all public indoor settings.


You will find information about additional temporary border restrictions recently imposed due to the Omicron coronavirus variant in the links below.

For steps for fully vaccinated travellers to Canada, including how to download and use the ArriveCAN app for submitting travel information, see https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid.

All visitors to BC, Canadian and international, will find additional important information for preparing to travel at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/travel/current.

For questions about requirements for travellers returning to the US, see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html.

For a list of COVID-19 testing sites in Vancouver and rates, see http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing/where-to-get-a-covid-19-test-in-bc.


To learn about the health and safety measures in place at our conference hotel, click here.


As national and provincial guidelines change, we will continue to update this website with the most current information.