Call for Abstracts

Deadline for submissions: January 28, 2019

Authors will be notified on the status of their submission via email on February 13.

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The 53rd Annual Conference of the CSA will be held from Monday, June 3 through to Thursday, June 6, 2019 as part of the Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, this year taking place at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

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Conference Guidelines

2019 CSA Conference Sessions

The list of sessions open to abstract submissions will be available beginning November 15, 2018. Abstracts must be submitted to a specific session through our online conference system.

Before you begin, review the following information;

1. List of Conference sessions (Revisions pending)

         Those open to the Call for Abstracts or panelists will be highlighted.

2. Abstract submission and review status instructions

3. View sessions online

Abstracts Submission Requirements

  • Abstracts must be submitted online between November 19, 2018 and January 28, 2019 (11:59 PM – PST)
  • An abstract may be submitted to only one specific CSA conference session
    If declined, it may then be considered for another session or omnibus session upon the author or session organizer’s request
  • The association recognizes that there may be situations in which there are pedagogical and professional benefits to presenting at multiple associations at Congress. The CSA encourages its members, as a matter of good practice, to inform both associations of their submission in order to facilitate and foster future collaborative efforts.
  • An abstract submitted by a session organizer to his or her own session must be reviewed by a co-organizer, a session organizer within the Research Cluster, or the Conference Program Committee
    Our office must be informed that this process has been completed before February 15, 2019
  • Abstracts may be in English and/or French but the session organizer may request a translation for review purposes
  • Abstracts should be between 100-200 words (or up to 400 words if both English and French versions are submitted simultaneously)
  • Ensure all co-authors (including email and affiliation) are included in the applicable online submission form fields
  • The general CSA policy allows participants up to two different paper presentations and up to three presentations including panels and plenary (participation as session chair or discussant does not count in these limits)
  • The association must be notified immediately if there are changes to the abstract or if it has been withdrawn from consideration
  • CSA membership is not required in order to submit an abstract however, association membership as well as congress delegate registration is mandatory once the paper has been approved for presentation (deadline: April 15, 2019)
    Paper co-authors neither presenting nor attending the Conference are exempt from these policies
    Exceptions may apply in the case of joint or co-sponsored sessions (contact us for further information)

Presentation Guidelines

Presenter and Panelist Guidelines and Responsibilities

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