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.
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Indigenous protocols for Congress 2023
York University and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences are committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for the 2023 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The purpose of this document is to provide...
Federation publishes study on the enduring importance of scholarly books in Canada
Today, we are pleased to share a newly released study that speaks to the vital role of scholarly book publishing in Canada, and explores strategies to ensure its health and relevance in the 21st century. In a study commissioned by the Federation...