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Congress 2015

Congress 2015

Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of approximately 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella.  Now in its 84th year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

Typically attracting an average of 8,000 attendees, 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, and features Canada’s largest academic trade show.

Congress programming is open to attendees, academics and non-academic audiences. From theatre research, literature studies and history to education, sociology and communications, Congress represents a unique showcase of scholarly excellence, creativity, and leadership.

Congress 2015 is being hosted by the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. The theme for this year’s Congress is “Capital Ideas.”

GRAND Highlights at Congress 2015

"When Data Meets the Soul of Culture" symposium (part of the Interdisciplinary Symposia series) includes panelist GRAND CNI Susan Brown (Guelph); June 1st (1-3pm EST). Speakers will discuss and debate the changing nature of scholarly research in the context of digital humanities:  producing, sharing, analyzing, and preserving knowledge in the digital age.

Inaugural joint conference of the Canadian DH society (CSDH/SCHN) and the ACH will take place in Ottawa from June 1-3. The event will also showcase several projects from GRAND DigHum.

Canadian Game Studies Association (CGSA) will be holding their annual meeting June 3-5.

"#Hackcongress : Bring Your Own Data" non-competitive hackathon will be held June 1st during Congress and hosted by the University of Ottawa. Open to the public. More information is provided on the University of Ottawa website.