Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

The CHA hosts an annual meeting in May/June in coordination with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences which is held in a different Canadian city each year.  Between 350-500 historians gather to share their research on themes representing the full diversity of the discipline and to network with colleagues.  Presenters must be members of the society.   The CHA offers travel grants to allow students and the precariously employed to attend the annual meeting.

2021

2021 CHA Annual Meeting – University of Alberta

Mobility and Exchange

A Note Regarding the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association | Société historique du Canada

In 2021, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (convened by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences) will be organized in Edmonton at the University of Alberta. The University of Alberta is located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway| Saulteaux|Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.

The annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association|Société historique du Canada [CHA|SHC] is typically held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. James Muir and Shannon Stunden Bower are lead organizers for the 2021 CHA|SHC annual meeting.

Typically, organizers of the following year’s annual meeting issue a call for papers in mid-July.  COVID-19 has complicated our planning efforts. Rather than a formal call for papers, we (the lead organizers of the 2021 annual meeting) offer some updates.

Format

It is yet not clear what sort of conferencing will be possible or appropriate in spring 2021.

Considering prevailing uncertainty, and in consultation with both CHA | SHC Executive and the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, we have decided to delay detailed announcement of the format for next year’s CHA|SHC annual meeting. But we can share that, following a decision taken by CHA|SHC Executive and considering the likelihood of continued disruptions related to COVID-19, we will not plan a typical, large-scale, in-person gathering in Edmonton.

While there are many desirable aspects of in-person conferencing, there are also some significant disadvantages not limited to concerns derived from COVID-19, including disadvantages related to accessibility and climate effects. We aim to design the 2021 annual meeting using digital technologies and|or new approaches in order to accommodate public health circumstances, to address pressing concerns about climate change, and to acknowledge demographic, economic, and social circumstances limiting many who might like to participate in CHA|SHC annual meetings.

As announced in spring 2020, organizers of the 2021 conference will honour acceptances from the 2020 conference. Should presenters wish to deliver in 2021 papers accepted for 2020 presentation, they are invited to do so without further adjudication. Information on how 2020 presenters might signal their 2021 intentions will be available in fall 2020, either in or before the call for papers. 

Theme

Congress 2020 was cancelled because of COVID-19. The theme would have been “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism.” The CHA|SHC recognizes the significance of considering how academic and other institutions perpetuate systemic racism that disadvantages Indigenous and Black communities. The 2020 theme is of clear and pressing importance locally, nationally and internationally, and will remain one of the themes for the 2021 CHA|SHC meeting.

In January 2020, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences announced the theme for Congress 2021 will be “Northern Relations.” This theme is appropriate to Edmonton’s geographical location and historical interconnections, as well as crucial to ongoing processes of reckoning with settler colonialism and climate change.

Considering the urgency of these two themes, local organizers of the 2021 CHA|SHC annual meeting will adopt the over-arching theme of “mobility and exchange” in the aim of featuring scholarship on Black and Indigenous peoples and communities, on colonialism, and on the north. We also invite submissions that approach “mobility and exchange” from other perspectives or that address other topics and themes of interest to historians and allied scholars and practitioners.

In engaging the over-arching theme, prospective participants are encouraged to conceptualize mobility and exchange in broad terms, exploring the varied ways communities, people, beings, ideas, and things move across time and through space. Participants are particularly invited to engage with the barriers, inequities, and asymmetries that often characterize processes of mobility and exchange, especially insofar as these have affected Black communities, Indigenous peoples, and others disadvantaged through ongoing colonial processes. The over-arching theme of “mobility and exchange” also underlines the distinctive format of the 2021 annual meeting, which may involve participants in exploring new ways of exchanging ideas and mobilizing knowledge.

Our spring 2021 event will be the 100th annual meeting of the CHA|SHC and it will open a year of centenary activities for the CHA|SHC’s 100th anniversary in 2022. In recognition of the ongoing work required to ensure we study the past in a manner engaged with the challenges and opportunities of the present, we encourage all CHA|SHC members to prepare for the 2021 annual meeting by cultivating a spirit of curiosity in the midst of uncertainty that characterizes the most creative historical work.

As noted previously, more information about the 2021 CHA|SHC annual meeting, including the call for papers, will be forthcoming in fall 2020. Anyone with pressing questions or concerns should feel free to contact local organizers James Muir and Shannon Stunden Bower at chashc21@ualberta.ca.   

2020

2020 CHA Annual Meeting – Western University

Bridging Divides - Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism

The CHA Annual Meeting was cancelled

     Cancelled Program
2020 Program Cover

2019

2019 CHA Annual Meeting – University of British Columbia

Conversations across time, place, and culture

2019 Congress Logo
June 3-5, 2019

A Beginner's Guide to the 2019 CHA Annual Meeting

Have a look at the CHA's program.

The Program at a glance

 

2018

2018 CHA Annual Meeting – University of Regina

Gathering Diversities

2017

2017 CHA Annual Meeting – Ryerson University

From Far and Wide: The Next 150

2016

2016 CHA Annual Meeting – University of Calgary

The Stories

The Program at a glance
Sunday & Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday

Recording of the Panel on Access to Information: Historical Research under Bill C-59 

 

2015

2015 CHA Annual Meeting – University of Ottawa

Rethinking History

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/

Dean Oliver's Keynote - http://activehistory.ca/2015/06/podcast-isnt-all-history-public-knowledge-wisdom-and-utility-in-the-great-age-of-storytelling/

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/

2014

2014 CHA Annual Meeting – Brock University

Boundaries of Historical Inquiry

Participants share their experience at the CHA Annual Meeting.

You can listen to this podcast on ActiveHistory.

2013

2013 CHA Annual Meeting – University of Victoria

Intersections and Edges

Lyle Dick's Presidential Address
http://activehistory.ca/2013/07/podcast-lyle-dicks-cha-presidential-address/

Tweets during Lyle Dick's Presidential Address
http://storify.com/jomac1867/chashc2013-president-s-address

Active History
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

2012

2012 CHA Annual Meeting – University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University

Scholarship at a Crossroads

2011

2011 CHA Annual Meeting – Fredericton (University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University)

History, Memory, People and Place

2010

2010 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal (Concordia University)

Telling Stories/Storytelling

2009

2009 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa (Carleton University)

Authority in the Past, Authority of the Past

2008

2008 CHA Annual Meeting – Vancouver (University of British Columbia)

2007

2007 CHA Annual Meeting – Saskatoon (University of Saskatchewan)

2006

2006 CHA Annual Meeting – Toronto (York University)

2005

2005 CHA Annual Meeting – London (University of Western Ontario)

2004

2004 CHA Annual Meeting – Winnipeg (University of Manitoba)

2003

2003 CHA Annual Meeting – Halifax (Dalhousie University)

2002

2002 CHA Annual Meeting – Toronto (University of Toronto)

2001

2001 CHA Annual Meeting – Quebec City (Laval University)

2000

2000 CHA Annual Meeting – Edmonton (University of Alberta)

1999

1999 CHA Annual Meeting – Sherbrooke, Quebec

1998

1998 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1997

1997 CHA Annual Meeting – St. John’s, Newfoundland

1996

1996 CHA Annual Meeting – St. Catharines, Ontario

1995

1995 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1994

1994 CHA Annual Meeting – Calgary, Alberta

1993

1993 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1992

1992 CHA Annual Meeting – Charlottetown, PEI

1991

1991 CHA Annual Meeting – Kingston, Ontario

1990

1990 CHA Annual Meeting – Victoria, B.C.

1989

1989 CHA Annual Meeting – Quebec City, Quebec

1988

1988 CHA Annual Meeting – Windsor, Ontario

1987

1987 CHA Annual Meeting – Hamilton, Ontario

1986

1986 CHA Annual Meeting – Winnipeg, Manitoba

1985

1985 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1984

1984 CHA Annual Meeting – Guelph, Ontario

1983

1983 CHA Annual Meeting – Victoria, B.C.

1982

1982 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1981

1981 CHA Annual Meeting – Hamilton, Ontario

1980

1980 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1979

1979 CHA Annual Meeting – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

1978

1978 CHA Annual Meeting – London, Ontario

1977

1977 CHA Annual Meeting – Fredericton, New-Brunswick

1976

1976 CHA Annual Meeting – Quebec City, Quebec

1975

1975 CHA Annual Meeting – Edmonton, Alberta

1974

1974 CHA Annual Meeting – Toronto, Ontario

1973

1973 CHA Annual Meeting – Kingston, Ontario

1972

1972 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1971

1971 CHA Annual Meeting – St. John's, Newfoundland

1970

1970 CHA Annual Meeting – Winnipeg, Manitoba

1969

1969 CHA Annual Meeting – Toronto, Ontario

1968

1968 CHA Annual Meeting – Calgary, Alberta

1967

1967 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1966

1966 CHA Annual Meeting – Sherbrooke, Quebec

1965

1965 CHA Annual Meeting – Vancouver, B.C.

1964

1964 CHA Annual Meeting – Charlottetown, PEI

1963

1963 CHA Annual Meeting – Quebec City, Quebec

1962

1962 CHA Annual Meeting – Hamilton, Ontario

1961

1961 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1960

1960 CHA Annual Meeting – Kingston, Ontario

1959

1959 CHA Annual Meeting – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

1958

1958 CHA Annual Meeting – Edmonton, Alberta

1957

1957 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1956

1956 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1955

1955 CHA Annual Meeting – Toronto, Ontario

1954

1954 CHA Annual Meeting – Winnipeg, Manitoba

1953

1953 CHA Annual Meeting – London, Ontario

1952

1952 CHA Annual Meeting – Quebec City, Quebec

1951

1951 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1950

1950 CHA Annual Meeting – Kingston, Ontario

1949

1949 CHA Annual Meeting – Halifax, Nova Scotia

1948

1948 CHA Annual Meeting – Victoria & Vancouver, British Columbia

1947

1947 CHA Annual Meeting – Quebec City, Quebec

1946

1946 CHA Annual Meeting – Toronto, Ontario

1945

1945 CHA Annual Meeting – Kingston, Ontario

1944

1944 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1943

1943 CHA Annual Meeting – Hamilton, Ontario

1942

1942 CHA Annual Meeting – Toronto, Ontario

1941

1941 CHA Annual Meeting – Kingston, Ontario

1940

1940 CHA Annual Meeting – London, Ontario

1939

1939 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1938

1938 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1937

1937 CHA Annual Meeting – Hamilton, Ontario

1936

1936 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1935

1935 CHA Annual Meeting – Kingston, Ontario

1934

1934 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1933

1933 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1932

1932 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1931

1931 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1930

1930 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1929

1929 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1928

1928 CHA Annual Meeting – Winnipeg, Manitoba

1927

1927 CHA Annual Meeting – Toronto, Ontario

1926

1926 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1925

1925 CHA Annual Meeting – Montreal, Quebec

1924

1924 CHA Annual Meeting – Quebec City, Quebec

1923

1923 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

1922

1922 CHA Annual Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario

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