CALL FOR PAPERS
Click here for the 2012 Conference Program.
HUNGARIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (HSAC)
27th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MAY 26 - 28, 2012
WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA
The Hungarian Studies Association of Canada invites proposals for its
27th annual conference, to be held in Waterloo, May 26-28th, 2012. The
main conference days will be 27 and 28, and we will either have an
opening address or a social event on the evening of May 26th.
The overall theme for the 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social
Sciences is “Crossroads: Scholarship for an Uncertain World” (“Á la
croisée des chemins: le savoir face à un monde uncertain”). Congress
organizers elaborate on the theme by noting that the humanities and
social sciences are well placed to respond to the challenges posed by
the uncertainties and rapid transformations in our societies within a
globalized world. Through the intersection of the various disciplines
Congress 2012 should provide “an ideal forum for critical dialogue and
debate” around such challenges.
HSAC is particularly well suited to responding to this invitation as we
are an interdisciplinary association. We are therefore seeking
proposals for papers or sessions that tie this overall theme into
Hungarian scholarship both in Canada and abroad. A special roundtable
discussion on the State of the Art in Hungarian studies is being
planned as part of the conference. While we would be happy to have
proposals relating to the overall Congress theme (and are exploring
doing a joint session with another association), as usual, we also
welcome papers covering all aspects of Hungarian culture, history,
politics and society from a wide range of disciplines, such as
economics, film studies, the fine arts, history, literature, political
science, public policy, sociology. Papers may be presented in English,
Hungarian, or French. Only paid up members of HSAC can present papers.
deadline for submitting proposals is January 15th, 2012. Your
proposal should contain the paper’s title, an abstract of no more than
400 words summarizing your topic with key arguments (and sources if
applicable), as well as a brief curriculum vitae. Please submit your
abstract and paper title by the deadline and in the language in which
you wish to present.
Proposals should be sent by e-mail to Judy Young, HSAC’s Secretary. She
will forward them to the Program Committee.
Tel.: 613 567-5756.
Conference Program Committee:
Christopher Adam firstname.lastname@example.org
George Bisztray email@example.com
Maria Tiltins firstname.lastname@example.org
Congress will not be sending out Registration Guides by mail this year.
They will send out a flyer with basic information only to those who
have no e-mail address or who have requested this in the past. All the
registration and program information will be on their website: http://congress2012.ca/
as it becomes available. Registration will start in January
2012. We will inform you and remind you of deadlines as these become
available to us. Please visit their website regularly and sign up for
receiving updates from them.