Call for Papers 2012



May 26 – 28, 2012

Waterloo, Ontario

Download the 2012 Conference Program

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.

The 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
George Bisztray
Maria Tiltins

PLEASE NOTE: 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: 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.