The Congress of the Humanities and Social Science is taking place at Western University, from May 30 to June 5, 2020.
What is Congress?
- A unique event that connects scholars, students, publishers, and you, the public, to discuss big ideas that have the power to transform Canada’s future.
- The largest multidisciplinary academic gathering in Canada — and one of the largest in the world – with about 5,000 participants and 4,000 research papers presented.
- A seven-day event that has taken place in cities across Canada for the better part of a century – 89 years and counting!
- An education and engagement platform to work towards reconciliation and to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations that relate to higher education.
- A creative place where you meet like-minded people, scholars, and professionals with different perspectives across humanities and social sciences.
Congress is organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and hosted by a different Canadian university each year. The Federation, host university, scholarly associations and partners develop a full week of presentations, workshops, panels, public lectures, cultural events and receptions.
Congress 2020 is hosted by Western University and its theme is “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism."