Congress 2007

 — May 26, 200726 mai 2007

The Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences will be in Saskatoon from May 26 to June 2. Congress, as it is now called, was once known as the Learned Societies’ Conference. Now in its 76th year, it is an important annual gathering of academic societies in the liberal arts from across Canada. According to the website, it is the largest annual academic gathering in Canada; and its multidisciplinary character marks it as unique in the world. In 2006, approximately 8,000 delegates representing over 68 learned societies went to Toronto from all over North America, Europe, Africa and Asia to present their research and to debate some of the most important social and cultural questions of the day.

Participation in Congress requires registration, however there are day passes available. Please see the Congress website for further information.

Some events of interest to the ecumenical community will include the annual meetings of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association (CETA), Canadian Theological Society (CTS), Canadian Society of Patristic Studies (CPS), Canadian Society of Medievalists (CSM), Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (CSBS), Canadian Society of Church History (CSCH), Canadian Catholic Historical Association (CCHA), and Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR).

Complete programs of events planned by these societies are available on their individual websites. Some highlights include:

Saturday, May 26 all day
The theme of the CETA annual meeting is Evangelical-Roman Catholic encounter. All of the presentations will relate to aspects of this theme. Keynote speaker: Gregory Baum (McGill)

Sunday, May 27, 10:30-11:25 (CTS)
Laurie Lamoreux Scholes (Concordia) — Building Bridges across Difference: A Study of the Christian Ecumenical Movement of the Early 20th Century (A Blueprint for the Interfaith Movement?)

Tuesday, May 29, 11:00-12:30 (Joint session of CSCH & CCHA)
Panel: Commemorating the contribution of John Webster Grant to Canadian religious historiography

Tuesday, May 29, 3:35-5:30 (CTS panel)
Bridging Churches: Development of the Understanding of Church through Canadian Ecumenical Dialogues — Moderators: Gail Allan and Mary Marrocco; Presentations: Helmut Harder, Sandra Beardsall, Susan Brown

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