1981 Learned Societies Conference, Dalhousie University fonds

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1981 Learned Societies Conference, Dalhousie University fonds

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MS-2-447

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1.7 m of textual records

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The Learned Societies Conference has held annual conferences in Canada since 1930, and is Canada's largest annual gathering of academics and professionals working in the social sciences and humanities. Conferences are locally organized and usually held in spring or early summer at a Canadian university. During the conference, researchers in the social sciences and humanities share the results of their research findings with their colleagues. Members include many different academic societies as well as universities. The conference promotes teaching, research, and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities. The 1981 Learned Societies Conference was held at Dalhousie University, and included lectures, panel discussions, tours of the city, a book publishers' fair, musical performances, and book readings. In April 1996, the name of the conference was changed to the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. The May 2003 conference was held at Dalhousie University and the University of Kings College in Halifax.

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Deposited by Stuart Watson of the Learned Societies Office at Dalhousie University in 1982.

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The fonds consists of conference reports, press clippings, information on individual and society participants, and administration and planning documents.

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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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