Deadline extended to March 15th for proposals to the annual conference of the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2023
United States
Subject Fields: 
Human Rights, Cultural History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Humanities

Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC)

Call for Papers for the 2023 Annual Conference

“Reckonings and Re-Imaginings: Hungary, Hungarians, and the Quest for Justice”

The Hungarian Studies Association of Canada invites proposals for individual papers, posters, roundtable discussions, workshops, complete panels, and other innovative presentations and sessions for our annual conference to be held in conjunction with the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities hosted by York University in Toronto, Ontario, from May 30–June 1, 2023.

In harmony with the Congress theme “Reckonings and Re-Imaginings” and its target emphasis on the achievement of equity in society and environmental sustainability, this year’s HSAC conference seeks to examine any and all topics related to Hungarian studies that privilege efforts to challenge unjust conditions and social systems tending to thwart human and environmental flourishing. This topic opens the door to a wide range of topics from historical events and movements, to politics, ethical concerns, literary and artistic responses to injustice including media, film, music, etc., journalism, economic issues, the sciences, and much more. Our goal is to open the door to all constructive consideration of topics relating to Hungarian studies writ large, that promote the notion of seeking justice in an unjust world.

Proposals should include a maximum 300-word abstract and a brief 100-word bio that can be used to introduce the speaker. Since both the abstract and the bio will be published online, they should be prepared in Word format using Times New Roman, 12-point font. Abstracts should be sent electronically both to the Chair of the Program Committee, Ginny Lewis (, to the Committee Members Oliver Botar ( and Agatha Schwartz (, and to Angela Chong ( who serves on the HSAC Publications Committee. Proposals are preferred in English or French but will also be accepted in Hungarian if an English language abstract is also provided.

Presentations at the conference are no longer than 20 minutes with an additional 5-10 minutes for discussion. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 15th, 2023. We will notify presenters of the Committee’s decisions no later than March 30, 2023.

The current HSAC Conference Program Committee is chaired by Ginny Lewis of Northern State University ( The other members are:

Agatha Schwartz:

Oliver Botar:

“The theme for Congress 2023 will be Reckonings and Re-Imaginings.

Drawing on the lessons of Black Lives Matter, Idle No More, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Congress 2023 will focus on new reckonings for how to live in non-hierarchical relationships that respect our human differences, while protecting the environment we depend on.

This theme also reflects the vision of Associate Professor Andrea Davis, Academic Convenor for Congress 2023, and her collaboration with members of the York University community. 

Under the theme Reckonings and Re-Imaginings, Congress will honour Black and Indigenous knowledges and cultures, and centre the diverse voices and ideas of scholars, graduate students, policymakers and community members in vital conversations about the most pressing issues facing our world.”

Contact Info: 

Ginny Lewis, Ph.D., HSAC Program Committee Chair

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