FINNO-UGRIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PAPERS FOR FUSAC
CONFERENCE, MAY 26, 27, and 28, 2012, WILFRID
LAURIER UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF
WATERLOO, ONTARIO PROVINCE (GREATER TORONTO AREA)
To FUSAC Members and to Other Specialists Interested in Uralic Studies:
The Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada (FUSAC) will hold its biennial conference in the Greater Toronto area on Saturday, May 26; Sunday, May 27; and Monday, 28, 2012. The Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) will host our meeting, along with at least 68 other academic associations, at its annual Congress from Friday, May 25 through Saturday, June 2 at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU, 13,000 students) and the University of Waterloo (UW, 27,000 students) in Waterloo, Ontario Province. Waterloo (population, 122,000) is part of the greater Toronto hub and is 80 km. to the west of Toronto, Canada’s most populous city and a major North American cultural destination. Waterloo is easily accessible from Toronto’s major airport (see Transportation in the document link below).
The campus centers of WLU and UW are one kilometer apart. The great majority of association meetings will be held at WLU, and WLU has the living-quarter space to house all Congress delegates for the duration of the Congress. Special Congress shuttles and city busses will travel quite frequently between the two universities.
FUSAC and CFHSS Congress Academic Activities:
Our May 2010 Montreal association meeting lasted three days and was a resounding success. Our participants traveled from Europe, Australia, and North America, and presented incisive research on linguistic, literary, historical, and sociological topics concerning the Finno-Ugric experience in Eurasia, North America, and the Western Pacific Basin. A round-table discussion, a presentation by the Estonian cultural attaché from Ottawa, a book exhibit, an evening of Finnish and Hungarian film, and a superbly collegial dinner at a local Hungarian restaurant imparted special flair to our meeting. We will strive to make our 2012 meeting an equally memorable event.
We look forward to May 2012 and seeing you in Waterloo! Please submit to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of December 2011 a proposal (working title and a one-paragraph description) and one-page curriculum vitae listing degrees, on-going research, selected publications, and current place of work or study.
Click here for conference details document.
Peter B. Brown, Professor
Russian and Eastern European Studies
President of the Finno-Ugric Studies
Association of Canada
Department of History
Rhode Island College
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 456-8167
Fax: (401) 456-9513