Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
What does it mean to be “@ the edge”? With the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences taking place in coastal Victoria, BC, the theme seems to suggest itself.
However, “@ the edge” is also a call to expand discussion and welcome marginalized voices, including those of people who are socially marginalized through economics or health factors, people who are physically distant from centres of power and influence, and indigenous peoples whose languages and cultures are endangered. It is a call for the social sciences and humanities to focus on issues of inclusivity, marginalization and diversity and offer innovative solutions. It is a call to test the boundaries of disciplines and take a leap into uncharted...
Jean-Marc Mangin Executive Director, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
The 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences was a resounding success, with over 7,400 attendees from across the country and the world. From the “Animate the Trail” festival to the Uptown Celebration at Connectent, the hospitality of the Kitchener-Waterloo community was key in making attendees feel welcomed. We cannot overstate how important community involvement was to the success of Congress.
Starting with Minister Goodyear’s $70M funding announcement for the social sciences and humanities at the opening reception and the Governor General’s address on opening day through to the many...
Ryan Saxby Hill, Media Relations
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
If you happened to read a newspaper anywhere in Canada over the past two weeks, it’s likely that you got a taste of the research being presented at this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. When you put over 5000 of Canada’s top researchers in one place for 9 days of intellectual discussion, dialogue and debate – the media takes note. I’ve often pointed out that issues in the social sciences and humanities take up significant column inches in our national papers and Congress helps remind us that the researchers investigating these issues have something important to say. Here are some of the stories from the past few weeks that have kept us busy and motivated. These are our Congress newsmakers.
Questioning question period - Researchers Alex Sévigny and Philip Savage of McMaster...