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.
Five tips on turning your dissertation into a book
By Eric J. Van Giessen, PhD Student in Sociology at York University Many graduate students dream of extending their research reach to a broader audience by turning their dissertations into a book. As part of Congress 2023’s Career Corner series...
Black Scholars in Canada’s Research Enterprise
By Dave Hazzan, writer and academic, completing his PhD in History at York University Karine Coen-Sanchez twice declined when she was asked to participate in SSHRC’s Advisory Committee to Address Anti-Black Racism in Research and Research Training...
Say the Name: An Inquiry into Nominal Space
Kimberly Duong, Criminology Honours Major, 4th year at York University What is a monument, a name, but a standing memory? An artifact, an identity marker to make tangible the truth of the past? Are certain statues nothing but a reminder of our...