For the first time, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Canada’s largest industry event and one of most comprehensive in the world – is going virtual, making it accessible to anyone interested in attending, no matter where in the world you’re located. Presented by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, in partnership with the University of Alberta, Edmonton, the Congress is slated for May 27 – June 4.
Delivered using breakthrough online technology that will give attendees the look and feel of being on the beautiful University of Alberta campus in person, thousands of visitors globally – from researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, to students, and members of the public – are expected to attend.
Thousands of research papers and presentations from social sciences and humanities experts worldwide will be delivered on topics including Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID), sociology, environment, history, literature, education, philosophy, law, religion and everything in between. Access the full program of events open to the public here.
Ibram X. Kendi, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and Founding Director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research, will address How To Be An Antiracist, shifting the discussion from how not to be racist to how to be an antiracist and sharing his personal experiences.(May 31, 12:15 p.m. MT)
Alice Sheppard, US Artist, Bessie Award winner, and Artistic Director of Kinetic Light, an ensemble working at the intersections of disability, dance, design, identity, and technology to create transformative art and advance the intersectional disability arts movement, will share insight on how Disability Will re(Make) The Arts.(June 1, 12:00 p.m. MT)
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, environmental, cultural, and human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will speak about how Everything is connected: Environment, economy, foreign policy, sustainability, human rights and leadership in the 21st century. (June 3, 12:00 p.m. MT)
REGISTRATION: CDN$25/US$20 fee covers all keynote and open Congress 2021 sessions (with recordings available until late June 2021). Visit https://congress2021.ca/general-public to register for a community pass.