1981 Learned Societies Conference, Dalhousie University fonds

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1981 Learned Societies Conference, Dalhousie University fonds

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  • 1979 - 1981 (Creation)
    Learned Societies Conference

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1.7 m of textual records

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(ca. 1930 -)

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The Learned Societies conference was established in 1930, and evolved from the older Royal Society's yearly meetings to become Canada's largest annual gathering of academics and professionals working in the social sciences and humanities. Held at a different university each spring, the conference attracts multiple academic societies as well as universities. The 1981 Learned Societies Conference was held at Dalhousie University, and included lectures, panel discussions and readings, as well as city tours, a book publishers' fair and musical performances. In April 1996, the conference name was changed to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The May 2003 conference was held at Dalhousie University and the University of Kings College.

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Records were deposited in 1982 by Stuart Watson from the Learned Societies Office at Dalhousie University.

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Fonds consists of reports, press clippings, information about individual and society delegates, and administration and planning records for the 1981 Learned Societies Conference held at Dalhousie University.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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No further accruals of this fonds are anticipated.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], 1981 Learned Societies Conference fonds, MS-2-447, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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This fonds description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

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