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The AASSC Conference, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. May 28 – 31, 2018

The thirty-seventh annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC) will be held at the University of Regina from Monday, May 28 – Thursday, May 31, 2018 in conjunction with the meetings of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences / Fédération Canadienne des Sciences Humaines.

The AASSC invites papers of 20 minutes duration, to be followed by an additional 10 minutes of discussion time. Papers may be given in English or French on a Scandinavian / Nordic related topic in any discipline, including Finnish, Greenlandic, Faroese and Icelandic.

As stated on the Congress website, the 2018 overall theme is “Gathering diversities.” “This theme honours the history of the area as a traditional place of gathering, evoked in Regina’s original name, Wascana, or oskana kâ-asastêki – where the bones are gathered, referring to the region’s heritage as rich buffalo hunting grounds for a multitude of Plains cultures. Today, at the University of Regina, and arguably for people everywhere in Canada, education is our new buffalo.”

AASSC encourages panels (3 participants) that deal with “diversities,” as expressed by the Federation above, in a Scandinavian/Nordic context. However, 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 earlier and the Program Committee will give you an answer within 10 days of submission. In all other cases, the deadline for submission of proposals for panels/abstracts is January 15, 2018, through e-mail only.

Submissions should include the title of the paper, an abstract (150-250 words), and the author’s name, affiliation, a very brief bio, and contact information.

Please email your submission to the Chair of the AASSC Program Committee to Christine Ekholst (