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AASSC 42nd Annual Conference: May 23 - 25, 2024

The forty-second annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC) will be held virtually from Thursday, May 23–Saturday, May 25, 2024

Virtual conference: The AASSC executive has decided to hold our 2024 conference online, due to the Congress for Social Sciences and Humanities taking place in June and not as first announced in May. It will therefore take place independently of Congress 2024, which is now scheduled for June 12–21 at McGill University, Montreal.

Theme: The 2024 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, among others.

Keynote speaker: TBD

Submissions: The AASSC invites papers/presentations of 15–20 minutes duration, to be followed by an additional 10 minutes of discussion time. Papers/presentations may be given in English or French and should be presented live. We also encourage participants to think about different ways to present their research that take advantage of the virtual format of the conference. For example, a panel session in which a group of presenters make their research material available (e.g., written papers, PowerPoints, recordings, etc.) to the other conference participants on demand and engage in a live discussion/Q&A session; a virtual poster session; or a film showing followed by a panel discussion. We welcome other kinds of artistic proposals that depart from traditional academic formats and research methods.

Deadline: The deadline for submission of proposals is February 15th, 2024, through e-mail only. Submissions should include the title of the paper/presentation, an abstract (150–250 words), the author’s or authors’ name(s) and affiliation(s), a very brief bio or bios, and updated contact information. Please email your submission to the AASSC Program Committee at: scandinavianstudiesincanada@gmail.com

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 Central Canadian time zones. However, we are eager to accommodate conference participants living in other time zones. In particular, presenters living in other time zones will be given priority in earlier or later timeslots that are more convenient for their participation. Please indicate your preferences when submitting your proposal.

Fees: There is no registration fee for participating in the conference. All presenters and audience members must be paid-up AASSC members by May 23, 2024. You can become a member or renew your membership through the AASSC’s website at the following link: (https://www.aassc.com/membership). Regular membership is $75. The membership fee for student, retired and unwaged members is $30. 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.

Christine Ekholst, for the Committee


Proposals to: scandinavianstudiesincanada@gmail.com

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