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ISHR Wishes You a Happy May Day!

Happy May Day!

We’re now just within three months of seeing each other in Vancouver on the beautiful UBC campus.  Michele Kennerly and her program committee have put together a tremendous program, including five plenary speakers:

  • Ruth Amossy is Editor of Argumentation et analyse du discours
  • Claude La Charité (FRSC) is Canada Research Chair in Literary History, Creation and Printed Heritage and Director of the Centre Joseph-Charles-Taché
  • Lahcen El Yazghi Ezzaher is author of Three Arabic Treatises on Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Averroes’ Middle Commentary on Aristotle’s Rhetoric
  • Xiaoye You is Director of the Center for Democratic Deliberation at Penn State
  • Hanne Roer is ISHR Vice-President, and our host next year in Copenhagen

If you haven’t yet booked your room at UBC, please do so very soon.  Book here.  The campus is quite some distance from downtown Vancouver, which is in any case quite expensive.  The Canadian dollar seems to be cooperating; it drops in value daily.

Please also register for the meeting here

Besides the meeting, there are many things to do at UBC.  The famous Museum of Anthropology will have re-opened in June after a two-year renovation.  The Beaty Biodiversity Museum has a whale skeleton and an extensive and fascinating collection of exhibits.  For those who want to enjoy the outdoors, the Nitobe Garden and the UBC Botanical Gardens are worth a visit.  A short ride in an uber for those who can’t get enough Shakespeare will take them to Bard on the Beach.

Before and after the meeting, a trip to downtown and Stanley Park.  The Sea Bus is part of the transit system and offers an inexpensive harbour tour.  Several Pubs along False Creek offer scenic spots for collegial discussion. 

All best, David 

David Mirhady
President, International Society for the History of Rhetoric

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