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Call for Papers

AASSC Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

June 3-6, 2019

The thirty-eighth annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC) will be held at the University of British Columbia from Monday, June 3– Thursday, June 6, 2019 in conjunction with the meetings of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences / Fédération Canadienne des Sciences Humaines.

The AASSC invites papers of 20 minutes duration, to be followed by an additional 10 minutes of discussion time. Papers may be given in English or French on a Scandinavian / Nordic related topic in any discipline, including Sami, Finnish, Greenlandic, Faroese and Icelandic.

As stated on the Congress website, the 2019 overall theme is Circles of Conversation: “Congress 2019 in Vancouver will emphasize the deep, two-way relationships between the university and the communities it serves: local, provincial, national, and global. Particular attention will be focused on productive scholarly relations with Indigenous communities. The University of British Columbia sits on unceded  x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam) territory”.

AASSC encourages panels (3 participants) that deal with conversations: “dialogue, debate, and dissent” as expressed by the Federation, in a Scandinavian/Nordic context. However, papers are NOT limited to these themes/angles, and we welcome all contributions within Scandinavian Studies. Thus, proposals for panels on other themes within Scandinavian / Nordic Studies are also invited, as are proposals for interdisciplinary colloquia or special sessions on the level of the overall Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Let the AASSC Program Committee Chair know if you wish your panel to be a part of the overall Congress and/or an interdisciplinary session.

There are two deadlines again this year. If you must hand in your application for funding to your institution already this fall, you may submit your proposal by October 20, 2018, and the Program Committee will give you an answer by the end of October. In all other cases, the deadline for submission of proposals for panels/abstracts is January 15, 2019, through e-mail only.

Submissions should include the title of the paper, an abstract (150-250 words), and the author’s name, affiliation, a very brief bio, and contact information. 

Please email your submission to the Chair of the AASSC Program Committee at christine.ekholst@gmail.com.

See you in Vancouver!

Christine Ekholst

Department of History

Uppsala University


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