Congress 2019

The University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver hosted this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. As always, the seven days were filled with lectures, such as the Big Thinking series, book launches, poetry readings, and other special events.

UAlberta Press had a booth at the Book Fair and we—Douglas Hildebrand, Mat Buntin, Cathie Crooks, and Monika Igali—had a chance to visit with some of our authors and converse with the many scholars who browsed our book display. As always, it was a stimulating and intellectually vigorous week!

A special thank you goes out to our student assistant, who was eager to learn and ready to help.

See you next year in London, Ontario.

Congress Highlights via Twitter

“I just bought this great book!” #IndigenousEducation is brand new and there is a ton of excitement around it.
Count’em: not one but two recent @UAlberta honorary degree recipients gave #bigthinking lectures at #Congressh. The brilliant Esi Edugyan (author of @UAlbertaPress‘s DREAMING OF ELSEWHERE) & the legendary David Suzuki. Congratulations!
UAlberta Press is ready for #Congressh. Come see us when you register. We are in the Nest, 2nd floor.
Finally got to meet Angela Failler in person, after working together on Remembering Air India: The Art of Public Mourning. What a treat. Next, we hope to see her co-editors when they come through the Book Expo! #congressh
Oh hello, Laura Davis! Nice to see co-editor of Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland, Letters here in Vancouver. #congress2019 @RedDeerCollege
Great to see portions of ALBERTA ELDERS’ CREE DICTIONARY on display at the @CanLangMuseum‘s “Beyond Words” exhibit at @UBC &  #congressh. We were pleased to be a part of this important project.
The day is off to a fine start with a visit from Daniel Coleman. Our most recent book with Daniel is Beyond “Understanding Canada.”
Welcome to our booth & to Canada, Benjamin Authers, coeditor of “Inhabiting Memory in Canadian Literature/Habiter la memoire dans la litterature canadienne. #congressh2019
Doris MacKinnon dropped by on her first day at Congressh. Author of Metis Pioneers, she is part of the Indigenous Resistances panel today.

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