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Faculty of Arts at Congress 2016

Date & Time:
May 28, 2016 - June 3, 2016

The University of Calgary will host the 85th edition of Canada’s largest academic gathering of scholars with seven days of conferences, 73 associations, 2,000 events, 5,400 presentations and over 8,000 attendees during the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Running from May 28 to June 3, 2016, with the theme of “Energizing communities,” Congress 2016 will bring together scholars, academics, researchers and policy-makers to share findings, refine ideas and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

Highlights of the weeklong conference will include free, daily events open to the public and registered attendees including the Big Thinking lecture series, the Interdisciplinary symposia and daily cultural performances by the School of Creative and Performing Arts.

Faculty of Arts departments, institutes and schools involved in Congress:


Department of Communication, Media and Film


Department of English


Department of History


Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures


Department of Sociology


Calgary Institute for the Humanities


Latin American Research Centre


Interdisciplinary Symposia


Cultural events

The Container (Drama)
Saturday, May 28 - 14:00 to 14:45
Sunday, May 29 - 11:00 to 11:45

Pseudolus - A Comedy by Plautus (Drama)
Saturday, May 28 - 19:00 to 20:30
Sunday, May 29 - 19:00 to 20:30

All Good Things (Drama)
Tuesday, May 31 - 13:00 to 13:45
Tuesday, May 31 - 14:00 to 14:45

Time (Dance)
Monday, May 30 - 19:00 to 20:00
Tuesday, May 31 - 19:00 to 20:00
Wednesday, June 1 - 14:00 to 15:00
Thursday, June 2 - 14:00 to 15:00

The UCalgary Klezmer Band (Music)
Monday, May 30 - 20:00 to 21:15

Neil Cockburn, Laura Hynes and the UCalgary String Quartet (Music)
Tuesday, May 31 - 20:00 to 21:15

Big Head/Small Neck (Danse)
Wednesday, June 1 - 12:30 to 13:30

Sonic Horizons: New music from the University of Calgary (Music)
Wednesday, June 1 - 20:00 to 21:15