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 delighted to announce their partnership to host the 93rd annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Congress 2024 will take place at the McGill University’s Downtown campus in Montreal from May 8 to 17, 2024, and will bring together up to 70 scholarly associations and 9,000 scholars, graduate students, community members, and policymakers to share their research and hold critical conversations that can help shape the world of tomorrow.
"It is with pride that we announce Congress’ return to Montreal, and we are delighted to be joining forces with one of Canada’s leading research institutions," said Annie Pilote, Chair of the Federation’s Board of Directors. "Hosting Congress at McGill is an exceptional opportunity to bring together some of the brightest minds from across the country and the world, to demonstrate international excellence in Canadian humanities and social sciences scholarship."
“McGill University is delighted to host the 2024 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences,” said Deep Saini, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University. “The Congress offers an unparalleled opportunity to bring together Canada’s top academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners with the aim of addressing some of the most pressing issues, both here in Canada and abroad. We look forward to the rich exchanges and learnings that such an event will surely foster.”
McGill University last hosted Congress in 1972. Congress was last held in Montreal in 2009.
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About Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress is the largest academic gathering in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. Now in its 93rd year, Congress brings together approximately 70 academic associations that represent a rich spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including literature, history, theatre, film studies, education, music, sociology, geography, social work and many others. More information at www.federationhss.ca/congress.
About the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
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 9,000 participants each year. The Federation office is located on unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation.
About McGill University
Founded in 1821, McGill University is home to exceptional students, faculty, and staff from across Canada and around the world. McGill is consistently ranked as one of the top universities, both nationally and internationally. It is a world-renowned institution of higher learning with research activities spanning three campuses, 12 faculties, 14 professional schools, 300 programs of study and over 39,000 students, including more than 10,400 graduate students.