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Borders without Boundaries
CONGRESS 2014 is coming to Brock
The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is Canada’s largest multidisciplinary academic gathering, and in 2014 it will be hosted by Brock University as Brock celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Each year thousands of academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners gather at Congress to share findings, refine ideas and build partnerships that will help shape Canada’s future.
Congress 2014 will run May 24 through May 30. Its theme — Borders without Boundaries — ties in with Brock’s proximity to the Canada-USA border and the need to think, work and create beyond traditional disciplinary, historical cultural and social boundaries.
But it also reflects the University’s own prominent commitment to outreach and regional partnership.
The theme invites reflection on the links between the academy and the community; the mediation of boundaries in a virtual world; the development of new concepts of rural and urban spaces; and the place and definition of friends, citizens and peoples in our social, academic and politically defined communities.
Congress is organized by the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences . More details on specific sessions and workshops for Congress 2014 will become available as the agenda is developed in the coming months.
The Niagara peninsula
Brock is very pleased to welcome Congress 2014 delegates and their families to St. Catharines and all that the beautiful Niagara region  has to offer.
Founded in1964, the University is situated in the Niagara peninsula, an important viticulture region and home of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve — the Niagara Escarpment.
In terms of Canadian history, the Niagara region was the scene of key battles in the War of 1812, as well as the final leg of the Underground Railroad. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the various Welland Canals were engineering marvels of their times, helping open central Canada to economic development and also enabling Canada to export millions of tonnes of grain and natural resources to a waiting world.
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