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Using the Canadian Humanities and Social Sciences Commons: An Interactive Workshop
Research has changed in the digital age. The HSS repository reflects this reality, as it stores many different types of media — including podcasts, videos, and computer code — not just journals and books.
Civilizing the State: Reclaiming Politics for the Common Good
“If the legitimacy of the state rests on its duty to protect the welfare of its citizens, the betrayal of this responsibility amounts to what I call the ‘treason of the state’,” said Restakis.
One Mind, One People: NEȾOLṈEW̱ and the radical reclamation of Indigenous languages
“Indigenous languages are filled with beauty, like great works of art…” said Onowa McIvor, Professor of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria. “It is really a pedagogy of hope.”
Wanted: More Men to Help Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Canada
Gender studies expert Grace Skahan among leading line-up of speakers at Congress 2022, Canada’s largest humanities and social sciences conference, taking place virtually May 12-20
Convergence leads to success
There is an age when we acquire an understanding of metaphor. I recall hearing, “Avec des si on peut mettre Paris en bouteille. » We know that means something like “anything is possible if you dream”. But I imagined the homonym (scies, which...
Federation EDID Progress Update
One year after the “Igniting Change” report, the Federation is pleased to share the progress that has been made in the areas of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization.
Connecting people, ideas, and disciplines at Congress 2022
In a few short weeks, scholars from nearly 40 different academic disciplines will gather virtually for the 91st annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this year, centred on the theme of Transitions. For us at the Federation, Congress...
Rethinking the role of news translation in the face of the pandemic
Among the 38 academic associations hosting conferences as part of Congress 2022 is the Canadian Association for Translation Studies. One CATS scholar will present research on the impact of translation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indigenous protocols and recommended practices for a virtual Congress
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to creating a more inclusive and respectful environment for Congress 2022. The purpose of this document is to provide guiding principles for association organizers as they strive to...