Each year, the CHA organizes a three-day conference that is held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Annual Meeting provides historians in all fields an opportunity to showcase their research and discuss issues relating to the discipline.
Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting
1-3 June 2020
In June 2020, Western University in London, Ontario will host the 99th annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association. This year’s Program Committee has elected not to designate a conference theme. Instead, all are invited to submit proposals in English or French on any topic related to the research, teaching, or presentation of history. Proposals are welcome from academic and public historians and from colleagues in related disciplines, from Indigenous people as well as settlers, from within and beyond Canada, and on any era, people, or place within or beyond Canada, with a special interest in transnational and comparative perspectives.
All sessions are 90 minutes, and most will consist of four presenters. The Program Committee strongly encourages submissions of full panels, including a chair, but individual submissions are also welcome. We also invite proposals for sessions in other formats, such as roundtables and film screenings. (The annual meeting will also feature a session to showcase posters and digital projects. The call for this session will be announced early in 2020.) Only one paper proposal per individual will be accepted. We reserve the right to request additional information and modify panels if necessary.
Generally, presenters must attend the conference and present in person. However, we will also plan for a small number of remote presentations, connecting over Skype, Zoom, or another video conferencing service. Those proposing a remote presentation or even full session will be asked in the submission process to provide a justification for presenting in this form. Please note that all presenters, including those presenting remotely, must be members in good standing of the CHA.
The CHA has launched a new electronic submission system, and all proposals are to be submitted through this site, at https://cha-shc.ca/abstracts. Applicants will need to sign in (if you have been a member of the CHA within the last five years) or create a user profile to access that section.
Proposals consist of contact information, a 250-word panel abstract (if applicable), a 250-word abstract for each presenter, a 1-page curriculum vitae for each presenter, a justification for presenting remotely (if applicable), and reference to anticipated AV requirements. The deadline for submissions is 15 October 2019. No late submissions will be accepted. If you have any questions about this call for papers, the electronic submission process, or the annual meeting itself, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to the podcast of CHA President Dominique Marshall's address entitled "Children's Drawings and Humanitarian Aid".
History Slam: Canadian Mysteries with John Lutz and Ruth Sandwell - http://activehistory.ca/2015/07/history-slam-episode-sixty-five-canadian-mysteries/
History Slam: Metis and the Medicine Line with Michel Hogue - http://activehistory.ca/2015/06/history-slam-episode-sixty-three-metis-and-the-medicine-line/
History Slam: Congress Recap with Michel Duquet, executive director of the Canadian Historical Association, and Benoit Longval, a graduate student at the University of Ottawa, about the graduate student experience at Congress, the pros and cons of roundtables, and the logistics of the CHA. http://activehistory.ca/2015/06/history-slam-episode-sixty-two-congress-recap-2015/
Roundtable on Charitable Organizations and Citizen Engagement - http://activehistory.ca/2015/07/podcast-public-private-political-charitable-organizations-and-citizen-engagement/
History Slam: Commemorations in the National Capital Region: Evolution and Findings - http://activehistory.ca/2015/08/podcast-commemorations-in-the-national-capital-region-evolution-and-findings/
History Slam: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights - http://activehistory.ca/2015/08/history-slam-episode-sixty-seven-the-canadian-museum-for-human-rights/
History Slam: First Nations, Calgary Stampede, and the 1923 Raid on City Hall - http://activehistory.ca/2015/09/history-slam-episode-seventy-first-nations-the-calgary-stampede-and-the-1923-raid-on-city-hall/
Participants share their experience at the CHA Annual Meeting.
You can listen to this podcast on ActiveHistory.
Lyle Dick's Presidential Address
Tweets during Lyle Dick's Presidential Address
Sean Graham of ActiveHistory interviews the president of the CHA Graduate Student Committee; Jo-Anne McCutcheon, treasurer of the CHA; and Jodey Nurse from Guelph University http://activehistory.ca/2013/06/history-slam-episode-twenty-three-congress-recap/#more-11367
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