CSSR Statement Regarding BCSA and Congress 2019


Congress 2019 will be hosted by The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, from June 1-7, 2019. The theme for Congress 2019 is “Circles of Conversation”. Visit for more details.
Please register for the Congress (and the CSSR Conference) here:


Click here to download our final CSSR Conference Program (June 1st, 2019 version)

If you have any questions about the Program please contact our Program Co-Chairs:
Qamer Hameed ( or Michelle Folk (

CCSR (Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion) Joint Programs:

CCSR Joint Program (Long Final)

CCSR Joint Program (Short)


Call For Films for the CSSR Conference: Submissions should include the film’s description, contributors and affiliation, and the run time. Please send your submissions to and


We will be seeking session chairs for some of our conference sessions; please look through the program and consider volunteering to chair a session during our meeting dates.
Chair Guidelines


Dr. Pamela Klassen (University of Toronto) will be leading us in a conversation about academic writing for graduate students
Abstract: All student members of the CSSR/SCÉR are invited to attend the Graduate Student Luncheon, where Dr. Pamela Klassen (University of Toronto) will be leading a conversation on academic writing. Writing is at the core of our work as graduate students in the humanities and we have an ever-expanding range of media through which we might—and must!—put our thoughts down in words: term papers for coursework, academic publications, public blogs, digital humanities projects, Twitter, and of course, our dissertations. Drawing on her own diverse writing experiences, Dr. Klassen will share insights to help us think about where and when we should write and how we can write effectively in various genres and for different audiences. Light lunch is provided.


Click here to go to the CSSR Annual Meeting Travel Fund page


The CSSR Call for Papers deadline has been extended to December 20th, 2018.

Please note that in order to use the SUNFLOWER paper submissions system you must have a profile created on the CSSR website as they are not automatically created for you (please allow 24 hrs before your member profile has been approved)

When submitting presenter names into the SUNFLOWER system, as you begin typing you will notice the system starts to find matches in our database so please choose from among the names provided there, otherwise the system does not accept it.

If you are receiving a “403 Error” please try submitting from a different IP Address.

Dear CSSR Members,

We are pleased to circulate the Call for Papers for our next conference, to be held at University of British Columbia June 1-4, 2019. Please see the attached CFP – we look forward to receiving your submissions!

Click here to download Call for Papers as a PDF file

Thanks as always for making our association so dynamic, see you in Vancouver 2019.


Heather Shipley, PhD
Canadian Society for the Study of Religion
Société Canadienne pour l’Étude de la Religion

If you have any questions about the Call for Papers 2019 please contact our Program Co-Chairs:
Qamer Hameed ( or Michelle Folk (