Annual Conference

Hotel am Badersee

Hotel am Badersee

Since 1981 GKS has been hosting its annual conference in Grainau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The conference venue is the Hotel am Badersee. Every year the conference is organized by one of the association’s Sections. The organizing section is responsible for choosing a conference theme, which provides an orientation for presentations held at the sections‘ meetings and the young scholars‘ forum. A book exhibition with recent Canadianist publications and an Inuit art exhibition by Mrs. Freia Saße’s Galerie CreARTion are further aspects of the conference.


Annual Conference 2017

The 38th annual conference of GKS will be held at the Hotel am Badersee in Grainau between Feb 17 – 19, 2017, and will be organized by the section „Geography and Economics“. The conference theme will be:

Revisiting Suburbia

Revisiter les espaces périurbaines


Annual Conference 2016:

Soziale Gerechtigkeit – Social Justice – La justice sociale


Annual Conference 2015:

Mehrheiten und Minderheiten in Kanada und Quebec – Majorities and Minorities in Cananda and Quebec – Majorités et minorités au Canada et Québec


Annual Conference 2014:

Indigenes Wissen und akademische Diskurse – Indigenous Knowledge and Academic Discourses – Les savoirs indigènes et le discours scientifique


Annual conferences since 1981

Please find a List of previous conference themes here. Many of the conference papers were published in the Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien (Journal of Canadian Studies).

Conference Programs since  2001 are available from the administration office.

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