Giving voice to the humanities and social sciences across Canada
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic, and prosperous society.
With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges, and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year.
Your membership with us
Federation membership gives you the power to think, speak, and engage from platforms of national and international significance to the humanities and social sciences.
What is the ASPP?
The Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP), a key Federation activity, funds scholarly books in Canada that make an important contribution to the humanities and social sciences.
Opening the world’s eyes on Ukrainian culture
What is an artist’s role in a time of war? Does the artist even have a role, or does their work get lost in a time of mass devastation? Gregory Hlady, a Ukrainian-born playwright living in Montreal, has been pondering this question since Russia...
The Art of Paying Attention to Climate Change - Elephants and embracing the squint
This week has been sunny and bright, forcing folks across the York campus to squint as they peer at phones and laptops across campus. Perhaps you are in a similarly awkward position squinting at a screen too big for a pocket but too small for your...
McGill University, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences to Host Canada’s Largest Academic Gathering in 2024
McGill University, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences to Host Canada’s Largest Academic Gathering in 2024 Ottawa/Montreal, May 26, 2023 – McGill University and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (the Federation) are...