History Slam Episode Twenty-Three: Congress Recap

congress_header-9The 2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Congress was held recently in Victoria, which of course included the CHA Annual Meeting. In a beautiful city, with a beautiful campus, and spurred on by beautiful weather, the conference was quite a success. A hearty congratulations to Penny Bryden and her entire organizing committee at the University of Victoria.

In this episode of the History Slam we recap the week that was and chat about some of the issues surrounding Congress and conferences in general. First I talk with Daniel Ross of York University of the President of the CHA Graduate Student Committee about some of the challenges and benefits facing grad students. Then I chat with Jo McCutcheon, treasurer of the CHA and from the University of Ottawa, et al. Finally I catch up with my former high school classmate Jodey Nurse, now of the University of Guelph, about her experience as a first time Congress-ee.

(I love Victoria!)

Sean Graham is a doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa where he is currently working on a project that examines the early years of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has previously studied at Nipissing University, the University of the West Indies, and the University of Regina and like any red-blooded Canadian his ultimate dream is to be a curling champion while living on a diet of beer and poutine.

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2 thoughts on “History Slam Episode Twenty-Three: Congress Recap

  1. Kel Pero

    Just a note that the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (the event’s official name) is organised each year by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (http://www.ideas-idees.ca/). The host university’s team is a vital part of the event each year, of course, but it’s the Federation that runs Congress. Host universities are members of the Federation, a non-profit that advocates for the humanities and social sciences in Canada.

  2. Sean

    Thanks for the note Kel! You’re right – I should have been more specific in pointing out the Victoria folks for their role in the CHA section. As it reads now it does appear to discount the Federation’s role, which was an unintentional oversight on my part.

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