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The Association for Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada Announces its Annual CALL FOR PAPERS

Submitted by Caroli Leiman on October 21, 2014 - 12:28pm

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As stated on the Congress website, the 2015 overall Congress theme Capital Ideas, invites us to reflect on the power of ideas: ideas captivate our hearts and minds; ideas connect people and ignite discussions and debates; ideas create knowledge and spark discoveries. Ideas represent an invaluable currency capable of changing our lives and our world. We thus expect Congress 2015 to be an exciting intellectual hub where ideas will be expressed, shared and implemented! The theme also relates to the location of this year’s Congress host in the national capital. As the seat of our federal government and of several national agencies, as the home of embassies and of a large number of international organizations, Ottawa boasts a unique environment rooted in the confluence of people and the intersection of ideas from all over the world. This promotes a rich diversity of perspectives and research activities; one significant area of interest is public policy, and it is our hope that Congress 2015 will generate stimulating exchanges on the links between research, policy and society” ( ).

AASSC encourages panels (3 participants) that deal with “ideas,” or “public policy” issues, as expressed by the Federation above, in a Scandinavian/Nordic context including, for example, public policy issues that led to women’s right to vote in Denmark in 1915, one hundred years ago next year.

Even though we advertise for panels within the above mentioned areas, 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, 2014, 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, 2015, through e-mail only. Submissions should include title of paper, abstract (150-250 words), and the author’s name, affiliation, a very brief bio, and contact information. Please also indicate whether audio/visual equipment is required.

Deadline for abstracts: Jan. 15, 2015
Conference:  June 1 - 4 in Ottawa, Ontario

Please email your submission to the Chair of the AASSC Program Committee at

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