Congrès des sciences humaines

Welcome to Congress 2020: “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism.”

Guest blog by Jeff Tennant, Academic Convenor of Congress 2020 and Associate Professor, Department of French Studies, Western University

The Congress theme this year is incredibly timely as Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast navigate thorny issues from the Wet'suwet'en land dispute to the global coronavirus outbreak, not to mention a highly divisive presidential campaign currently underway south of the border that will greatly affect us all no matter the outcome.  

For nearly 90 years, Congress has united more than 70 scholarly organizations under a common banner. It’s an opportunity for academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas and build partnerships that focus on Canada’s future.

At...

Read more »

Bienvenue au Congrès 2020, qui a pour thème « Bâtir des passerelles : combattre le colonialisme et le racisme anti-Noirs ».

Blogue invité par Jeff Tennant, Responsable universitaire du Congrès 2020 et Professeur agrégé, département d’études françaises, Université Western

Bienvenue au Congrès 2020, qui a pour thème « Bâtir des passerelles : combattre le colonialisme et le racisme anti-Noirs ».

Le thème de cette année ne saurait être plus opportun, alors que les Canadiens d’un océan à l’autre font face à des questions épineuses. Citons les revendications territoriales du peuple Wet'suwet'en en passant par la pandémie de coronavirus, sans oublier la campagne électorale marquée par un net clivage chez nos voisins du sud, dont l’issue aura d’importantes répercussions pour tous les Canadiens.  

Depuis près de 90 ans, le Congrès est un lieu de...

Read more »

Beyond a Single Story: Black Lives and Hidden Figures in the Canadian Academy

photo of Dr. Malinda S. Smith standing in front of bookcase wearing redGuest blog by Dr. Malinda S. Smith, a Professor of Political Science and a 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow at the University of Alberta, a former Executive member (Equity & Diversity) on the FHSS Board, coauthor of The Equity Myth (2017), and a coeditor of the forthcoming book, The Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy.

As Congress 2020 undertakes to “Bridge Divides” and confront the intersections of colonialism and anti-Black racism, it is critical to confront the histories and multiplicity of Black lives in Canada. As Desmond Cole’s new book reminds us, Black lives are neither reducible to “...

Read more »

In the Middle. . . Somewhat Dislocated

Guest Blog by Dr. Henry Daniel, Professor of Dance, Performance Studies and New Media Technologies, School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

This blog draws on my performance "In the Middle...Somewhat Dislocated" from the recent BCSA Conference (Black Canadian Studies Association) at Congress 2019 at The University of British Columbia. It also touches on some of the ideas presented in my keynote paper “Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance” given at the...

Read more »

In the Middle. . . Somewhat Dislocated

Guest Blog by Dr. Henry Daniel, Professor of Dance, Performance Studies and New Media Technologies, School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

This blog draws on my performance "In the Middle...Somewhat Dislocated" from the recent BCSA Conference (Black Canadian Studies Association) at Congress 2019 at The University of British Columbia. It also touches on some of the ideas presented in my keynote paper “Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance” given at the...

Read more »

Anthropologists without borders: Canadian and American associations to meet in Vancouver

Guest blog by Dr. Martha Radice, Associate Professor, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University,
Editor-in-Chief, Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography and Program Co-Chair, CASCA-AAA 2019.

AAC Logo that says "Changing Climates / Changer d'air"For the first time, the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) will hold its annual conference jointly with the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Vancouver from November 20 to 24, 2019. The jointly developed conference theme is Changing Climates: Struggle, Collaboration, and Justice / Changer d’air: Lutte, collaboration et justice.

“We are very excited about this theme,” said Nicole Peterson, Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and...

Read more »

Stan Douglas: Impossible Pictures

Mandy Len Catron, Congress 2019 guest blogger

...

Read more »

Stan Douglas: Impossible Pictures

Mandy Len Catron, Congress 2019 guest blogger

...

Read more »

Stan Douglas: Impossible Pictures

Mandy Len Catron, Congress 2019 guest blogger

...

Read more »

Narration et force: voix du théâtre autochtone du Canada

Mandy Len Catron, Congress 2019 guest blogger

All of this year’s Big Thinking events consider how the arts function as a platform to engage with scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Organizers were inspired by three big questions: Who speaks for whom? Whose stories get told? And who gets left out?

This event, moderated by Dr. Lindsay Lachance, brought together a group of award-winning Indigenous performers, writers and directors to share songs and stories. 

Margot Kane, Cree-Saulteaux Founder and Artistic Managing Director of Full Circle: First Nations Performance, opened the event with a Cree mourning song. Kane spoke about how, as a young Indigenous actor working in mostly-white productions, she was inspired to create the Indigenous theatre community she longed for. Full...

Read more »

Pages