Canadian Historical Association

Association #26
Canadian Historical Association (CHA)
Conference dates: 
Monday, May 31, 2021 to Wednesday, June 2, 2021
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CHA #26 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

The 2021 annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association | La Société historique (CHA/SHC) du Canada will be oriented around three themes. The first is “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism.” This theme reflects the significance of considering how academic and other institutions perpetuate systemic racism that disadvantages Indigenous and Black communities. The second theme is “Northern Relations.” This theme is appropriate to Edmonton’s geographical location and historical interconnections, as well as crucial to ongoing processes of reckoning with settler colonialism and climate change. Finally, the CHA/SHC 2021 annual meeting will explore the over-arching theme of “mobility and exchange,” in the aim of featuring scholarship on Black and Indigenous peoples and communities, on colonialism, and on the north. Participants will conceptualize “mobility and exchange” in broad terms, exploring the varied ways communities, people, beings, ideas, and things move across time and through space.


Founded in 1922, the Canadian Historical Association | La Société historique du Canada is a bilingual not-for-profit and charitable association devoted to fostering the scholarly study and communication of history in Canada. The Association seeks to encourage the integration of historical knowledge and perspectives in both the scholarly and public spheres, to ensure the accessibility of historical resources, and to defend the rights and freedoms of emerging and professional historians in the pursuit of historical inquiry as well as those of history degree holders who utilize the analytical, research, communication, and writing skills they acquired during their studies to pursue a variety of career paths inside or outside of academia.

Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 4, 2021
Program Chairs: 

Shannon Stunden Bower, University of Alberta

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

James Muir, University of Alberta


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.