What is the difference between the ACCUTE Conference and the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences?

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is a gathering of over 70 scholarly and professional associations, such as ACCUTE, each holding its annual conference under one umbrella. It is organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and is Canada’s largest gathering of scholars from across disciplines.  Congress typically spans seven days in late May and early June and attracts an average of 8000 attendees.  It is held at a different Canadian university each year.

ACCUTE’s conference at Congress features nationally and internationally recognized scholars, and papers from across the range of periods, topics, and methodologies of English studies.  Our programs also include sessions on professional and pedagogical concerns, as well as joint sessions with a number of other scholarly associations. The ACCUTE conference is usually held in the first four days of Congress.

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