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Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Congress 2021 at the University of Alberta

Albertans! Did you know that between May 27 and June 4, our province is hosting (virtually) over seventy scholarly associations and over 8,000 people for the ninetieth annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences?  Every year, this event is held in a different city. This year, it’s in Edmonton and the University of Alberta is the official host (along with the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences). The theme is “Northern Relations,” and the University of Alberta is inviting northern peoples—Indigenous and non-Indigenous—to lead the conversation.

The best part? Anyone can attend the public events with the purchase of a $25 pass, available here.

There are hundreds of events that are available to the public, including The Big Thinking series, which includes lectures from The Honorable Ethel Blondin-Andrew, Shirley Anne Tate, Ibram X. Kendi, Alice Sheppard, Maria Campbell, and Sheila Watt-Cloutier.

There are also events hosted by the University of Alberta Press, including the event, Writing the North: Authors and Publishers in Conversation.