Samuel de Champlain Quadricentennial Symposium



As part of the quadricentennial of Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of Lake Champlain, Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont will host an international academic symposium on July 2-5, 2009. Scholars from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are invited to participate in this event. The theme of the celebration, “When the French Were Here,” invites the broadest possible consideration of Samuel de Champlain’s achievements, his life, and of his world as a cultural, social and ideological context.

Programs in this Series

Format: 2021-01-17
Format: 2021-01-17
Keynote: Raymonde Litalien: “Historical Antecedents of Lake Champlain’s Exploration” - 07/04/2009
Raymonde Litalien, Honorary Conservator of the National Archives of Canada, obtained her degree in Literature from the University of Montréal and a PhD in History from the Sorbonne. From 1977 to 2005, she directed a team that identified and...
Keynote: Eric Thierry "Champlain and the Iroquois" - 07/03/2009
Eric Thierry, a fellow of the University of Paris – Sorbonne`s Center for Research of the Literature of Voyage (CRLV) obtained his doctorate at the Sorbonne. He was awarded a silver medal in Renaissance history by the Académie Française for Marc...
Keynote: David Hackett Fischer "Champlain and Humanism" - 07/02/2009
David Hackett Fischer is the Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. Author of eleven books, he won the Pulitzer Prize in History (2005) for Washington`s Crossing. Paul Revere`s Ride (1994) and Champlain`s Dream (2008) were named...