AASSC 40th Annual Conference: May 16 - 19, 2022
The fortieth annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada
(AASSC) will be held virtually from Monday, May 16–Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Virtual Conference: After much deliberation, due to the uncertainty of ongoing and changing health
restrictions, the AASSC executive has decided to again hold our 2022 conference online. Furthermore, it
will take place independently of Congress 2022, which is also being held exclusively online. Further
practical details about the conference’s virtual format will be available during the winter, but don’t hesitate
to be in touch if you have any questions in the meantime.
Theme: The 2022 conference has an open theme, and we invite submissions on any Scandinavian / Nordic
related topic in any discipline. In recent years, our conferences have included research from the fields of
anthropology, archaeology, business studies, folkloristics, geography, history, Indigenous studies,
linguistics, literary studies, medieval studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology,
Keynote Speaker: We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for our 2022 conference will be Dr.
Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Associate Professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations and Senior
Researcher at the Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity, and Welfare at Malmö University. Dr.
Osanami Törngren is an expert on race and racialization’s effects on interpersonal encounters.
Time Zones: Time zone differences will be taken into account as we develop our schedule. The
programming of live events will mainly be developed around working hours in Middle and Western
Canadian time zones. However, we are eager to accommodate those who wish to participate in the
conference living in other time zones. In particular, presenters living in these other time zones will be given
priority in timeslots that are more convenient for their participation.
Fees: There is no registration fee for participating in the conference, but all presenters and audience
members must be paid-up AASSC members by May 16, 2022. You can become a member or renew your
membership through the association’s website at the following link: (https://www.aassc.com/membership).
You can also donate to AASSC/gift a membership here: (https://www.aassc.com/Donations).
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any comments or questions you might have or to pass this Call for
Papers along to your colleagues.
Christopher Crocker, University of Iceland