Organizing a conference costs money. We'd like to acknowledge the following organizations, whose support makes this event possible.


Three Centuries of Francophone Migrations in North America (1640-1940).

Partnership Research grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada

Under the direction of Dr. Yves Frenette, Three centuries.. is an international collaborative research project investigating the role of francophone migrations in the genesis and evolution of North-American populations. The project brings together 25 co-researchers and 15 collaborators, as well as 27 partnerships with postsecondary institutions and patrimonial entities from Canada, the US and Europe. The partnership grant will defray travel costs for international scholars to attend the conference.


Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

Whitman College is the hosting institution for our event, providing meeting spaces, technology, and access to on-campus housing, as well as support in the form of student assistants and dedicated time for Professor Hurlburt to plan the conference.

Frenchtown Historical Foundation

Frenchtown Historic Site

The Frenchtown Historical Foundation is a locally run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by membership and donations. The Foundation preserves, maintains, and interprets the Frenchtown Historic Site, as well as organizing an annual Rendezvous in October and a Saint-Jean-Baptiste day celebration in June.  This year's celebration will be part of our conference events.