Humanities and social sciences conference comes to U of C

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Last week, the University of Calgary announced it will host the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the spring of 2016. The event will bring together social science and humanities scholars, students and practitioners from across the world to share their knowledge and exhibit their work.

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is an organization that promotes research and learning in the two disciplines. The CHSS is the largest annual multidisciplinary academic gathering in Canada. More than 8,000 delegates are expected to attend in 2016.

The U of C has hosted the CHSS once before.

“We hosted a very successful congress in 1994. We’re very ready to step up to host it again in 2016,” said U of C dean of arts Richard Sigurdson.

The event will coincide with the U of C’s 50th anniversary. U of C president Elizabeth Cannon said the congress will be one of many important events to celebrate the landmark.

“We are currently planning an impressive series of events for 2016 to celebrate our past and look to the future,” Cannon said. “Congress will be the crown jewel in that year of celebration.”