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 panels and the Emerging 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 2020

The 41st annual conference of the GKS will be held at the Hotel am Badersee in Grainau between Feb. 14-16, 2020 and will be organized by the section for Political Science and Sociology. The conference theme is Political Orders. The preliminary program can be found here.

If you would like to attend the conference, please send the completed registration form directly to the conference hotel no later than December 31, 2019. Please find directions to the conference venue here.

Students and early career researchers may apply for financial support to attend the annual conference via this application form (deadline Dec. 31, 2019).


Programm Overviews of the Past Annual Conferences

Intersectionality: Theories, Policies, Practices (2019)

GeschichteN – HiStories – HistoireS (2018)

Neue Perspektiven auf Suburbia – Revisiting Suburbia – Revisiter les espaces périurbains (2017)

Soziale Gerechtigkeit – Social Justice – La justice sociale (2016)

Mehrheiten und Minderheiten in Kanada und Quebec – Majorities and Minorities in Cananda and Quebec – Majorités et minorités au Canada et Québec (2015)

Indigenes Wissen und akademische Diskurse – Indigenous Knowledge and Academic Discourses – Les savoirs indigènes et le discours scientifique (2014)

Kanada: Eine konservative Gesellschaft? – Canada: A Conservative Society? – Le Canada: Une société conservatrice? (2013)

Räume der Differenz – Landscapes of Difference – Espaces de différence (2012)

Post/Kolonialismus neu denken – Rethinking Post/Colonialism – Repenser le post/colonialism (2011)

Von Kanada nach Europa und wieder zurück – From Canada to Europe and Back – Du Canada à l’Europe et retour (2010)

Globaler Wandel und Kanada – Global Change and Canada – Changement Global et le Canada (2009)

Québec 1608 – Kanada 2008: Kolonial – Postkolonial / Quebec 1608 – Canada 2008: Colonial – Postcolonial / Québec 1608 – Canada 2008: Colonial – Postcolonial (2008)

Québec 1608 – Kanada 2008: Kolonial – Postkolonial / Quebec 1608 – Canada 2008: Colonial – Postcolonial / Québec 1608 – Canada 2008: Colonial – Postcolonial (2008)

Kanadas Verfassung: Grundrechte, Identitäten, Kulturen – Canada’s Constitution: Rights, Identities, Cultures – La Constitution du Canada: Droits, Identités, Cultures (2007)

Kanada in den Amerikas – Canada in the Americas – Le Canada dans les Amériques (2006)

Nachdenken über das Soziale: global, lokal, individuell – Re-Thinking the Social: Global, Local, Individual – Repenser la Sociale: globale, locale, individuelle (2005)

Transkulturalismen: Kulturen, Generationen, Geschlechter – Transculturalisms: Culture, Generations, Genders – Transculturalismes: Cultures, Générations, Genre (2004)


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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