CFP: FUSAC Conference May 2014

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Mon Nov 4 08:16:39 UTC 2013


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Univ.Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (EVSL)
Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
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   FINNO-UGRIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF

                                   CANADA

                                          (FUSAC)

 

             ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PAPERS FOR FUSAC

      CONFERENCE, MAY 25, 26, and 27,  2014, BROCK UNIVERSITY, ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO PROVINCE,

                CANADA (GREATER TORONTO REGION)

 

To FUSAC Members and to Other Specialists Interested in Uralic Studies:

 

            The Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada (FUSAC) will hold its biennial conference at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario Province, not far from Toronto, on Sunday, May 25; Monday, May 26; and on Tuesday,  May 27, 2014. The Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) will host our meeting, along with 73 other academic associations, at its annual Congress from Saturday, May 24 through Friday, May 30, 2014. St. Catharines, located right by Niagara Falls, is southwest of the greater Toronto hub and is 120 km. from Toronto itself, Canada’s most populous city and a major North American cultural destination. Brock University is easily accessible from Toronto’s major airport, some 80 km. away (see Transportation below).

           

FUSAC and CFHSS Congress Academic Activities

 

            Our May 2012 FUSAC association meeting in Waterloo, Ontario Province, lasted three days and was a resounding success. Our participants traveled from Europe, Russia, Australia, and from all parts of North America. They presented cutting-edge research on linguistic, literary, historical, and sociological topics concerning the Finno-Ugric experience in the Baltic region, Eastern Europe, Russia,  North America, and in the Western Pacific Basin. An Estonian folk musical instrument demonstration, a round-table discussion, a book exhibit of recent scholarship in Uralic studies, an evening of Estonian and Russian (Uralic-oriented) Federation films, and a gratifyingly collegial dinner at a local ethnic restaurant imparted special flair to our meeting.  We shall endeavor to infuse the same spirit and accomplishments into our 2014 meeting in order to maintain the FUSAC tradition of hosting memorable events.  

 

We look forward to May 2014 and seeing you in St. Catharines! Please submit to me (pbrown at ric.edu) as soon as you can a preliminary paper title. By mid-January 2014 send to me a one-paragraph paper description and no more than a one-page curriculum vitae (c.v.) listing degrees, on-going research, selected publications, and current place of work or study. Colleagues who have participated before in FUSAC meetings need not send the c.v.

We await your participation, and encourage you to inform other colleagues and advanced graduate students engaged in Uralic studies about our forthcoming meeting.  FUSAC, an international, Canadian-based scholarly organization, aims to promote the advancement of all aspects of Finno-Ugric studies: anthropology, archaeology, economics, ethnic studies, folklore, history, linguistics, literature, migration, music, political science, sociology, and other disciplines.

 

The CFHSS Congress is a major North American academic event bringing together a couple thousand academic specialists from all over the globe, and is an opportunity for FUSAC attendees to participate in other association meetings convening concurrently. These include the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (May 26-29), Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (26-28), Canadian Association of Geographers (May 26-May 30), Canadian Association of Slavicists (May 24-26),  Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (May 24-26), Canadian Comparative Literature Association (May 25-27), Canadian Historical Association (May 26-28), Canadian Linguistic Association (May 24-26), Canadian Society for the Study of Names (May 24-25), Canadian Society of Medievalists (May 24-26), Canadian Sociological Association (May 26-30), Film Studies Association of Canada (May 27-29),  Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (May 24-26), and  others.  

 

Always of compelling interest, the Congress book exhibit brings together a large number of major Canadian and other national academic publishers, many of which cannot be found at European, Asian, and U.S. conferences.  As was true in Waterloo 2012, a real intellectual tour de force awaits us.

 

FUSAC’s Background

 

            FUSAC has existed since 1982, and is the sole North American organization devoted to Finno-Ugric studies. The Finno-Ugric peoples subsume a large number of peoples (e.g., Estonians, Finns, Hungarians, Karelians, Mordvins, Sami, Udmurts, Voguls, Votyaks) who in the past inhabited  the northern and even central regions of much of Western Eurasia and Northwestern Siberia. Their cultural and social development has been diverse and self-generative. Both directly and indirectly Finno-Ugric peoples over the millennia have exerted profound influences upon the larger Indo-European and Altaic populations and social organizations they have come in contact with. In diaspora the Finno-Ugric peoples have been important in North America and elsewhere. FUSAC welcomes all disciplines,  periods of study, and comparative scholarship involving other peoples and continents.  Visit our website: www.ric.edu/fusac/index.html  or search FUSAC.

 

Registration and FUSAC and Congress Fees

 

            The Congress registration center (Walker Complex, Brock University) is  adjacent to where the airport and local buses arrive at the Brock University center.  All FUSAC attendees must register as Congress delegates. The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences assesses a Congress Fee for all who participate.  The Congress Fee structure, in Canadian dollars, is as follows: (1) Early registration fee by March 31, 2014: students, retired, and unwaged delegates $60; regular delegates, $165; (2) late registration fee by April 1: students, retired, and unwaged delegates $80;  regular delegates $199; and (3) on-site registration fees that will be somewhat higher than the late registration fee.  Delegates can register for the 2014 Congress, starting mid-January 2014. One may register online at www.congress2014.ca/register, where other pertinent Congress details are posted. One may also register by mail: Congress 2012, 275 Bank Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON K2P 2L6 (phone: 613-238-6112).  The website of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences is www.congress2012.ca. The main website of the Canadian Federation is www.fedcan.ca.

 

Please Note: All delegates must pay the general Congress registration fees (Congress Fee). The revenue collected from them supports the long-term development of our Congresses and keeps the annual meeting format viable by ensuring that infrastructure and services are in place.  Delegates who have not registered and paid their Congress and Association Fees cannot deliver their papers.

 

Please Note Also: the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada survives on its membership dues, called an Association Fee, which to date is payable once every two years since we meet only once every two years. Unhappily, there have been FUSAC participants in years past who did not pay their FUSAC dues (Association Fee). Our Association Fee structure is quite reasonable, even significantly lower than it is for other Canadian academic associations.  Please make a point of helping to keep your organization financially viable by paying dues on time.

 

Given the fees charged by North American banks, it is better for European, Russian, U.S., and other non-Canadian delegates to pay their FUSAC Association Fee in person on the first day of our meeting on May 25. They would be pay their Association Fee to our Treasurer, Liisa Duncan. Canadian citizens may pay their Association Fee through mailed-in check. In order to do so, download from the FUSAC website and print out the Membership Application Form. Attach to it your payment of the Association Fee, and send to our Treasurer, Liisa Duncan, Department of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto, Sidney Small Hall, 4th Floor, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3, Canada.

 

            The Association Fee structure is Member: $50.00; Non-Member: $70.00;  Retired Member: $35.00; Retired Non-member: $40.00; Student Member: $35.00;  Student Non-member: $40.00; Unwaged Member: $35.00; Unwaged Non-member: $40.00.

 

            Please remember: there are two fees to be paid: the Congress Fee and the

Association Fee.

 

Association Meeting Room Facilities

Brock University automatically provides the following audio-visual services for our room: computer, data projector, projection screen, Internet access, and sound system.  Tell me whether you will need an Ethernet cable.

 

Inform me whether an overhead transparency projector, a DVD/VCR player, a 35 mm. slide projector, and a document camera are needed. Please let me know by March 1. If you need a student worker for assistance, let me know by February 15.  

 

            Please indicate what special needs you may wish to have provided for: special food-catering needs, handicap-assistance (e.g., wheelchair accessibility, elevator nearness, level-entry situations, special pillows, assistive-listening issues, “quiet spaces,”).

 

Accommodations

 

On-campus

            Brock University campus “is located in the beautiful Niagara region overlooking the picturesque Niagara escarpment. Guests will enjoy being minutes away from many of Canada’s well known wineries and the exciting night life of Niagara Falls

 

            To accommodate your stay, a block of residence rooms has been reserved in four complexes on the Brock University campus. The university residences can accommodate more than 1,300 attendees nightly and are all conveniently located on campus, just a short walk to all campus buildings. WIFI is available in most  common areas in residence, however all residence rooms require an Ethernet cable connection to access the internet. Guests are responsible for bringing personal Ethernet cables.”       

 

Off-campus

            If one elects to stay in off-campus accommodation, there are many off-campus locations, situated at various distances from Brock University, to choose from. “A large number of rooms have been blocked in the properties below at special Congress rates [discounted rates]. When contacting these properties, be sure to quote the booking code or mention the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences to access the special discounted rates. For specific rate and booking details please visit” www.congress2014.ca/plan-your-trip/accommodations

 

Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites
3530 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, ON  L2V 4Y6
1-866-716-8133 or 905-984-8484
www.fourpointsstcatharines.com
Distance from campus: 0.5 km
Congress daily rates: $175

Make a reservation: By phone or online.
Booking code: quote the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 11, 2014

 

Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites
3530 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, ON  L2V 4Y6
1-866-716-8133 or 905-984-8484
www.fourpointsstcatharines.com
Distance from campus: 0.5 km
Congress daily rates: $175

Make a reservation: By phone or online.
Booking code: quote the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 11, 2014

Days Inn St. Catharines Niagara
89 Meadowvale Dr, St. Catharines, ON L2N 3Z8
1-800-329-7466 or 905-934-5400
www.daysinn.ca/hotels/ontario/st-catharines/days-inn-st-catharines-niagara/hotel-overview
Distance from campus: 7 km
Congress daily rates: $120 to $130

Make a reservation: by phone or email (reservations at honhotels.com).
Booking code: Congress 2014
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 30, 2014

 

Best Western St. Catharines Hotel & Conference Centre
2 North Service Road, St. Catharines, ON L2N 4G9
1-800-780-7234 or 905-934-8000
www.bestwestern.com/ca/ StCatharinesHotelandConferenceCentre
Distance from campus: 7.5 km
Congress daily rates: $125

Make a reservation: By phone or email (reservations at honhotels.com).
Booking code: CFHSS Congress 2014
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 30, 2014

 

Comfort Inn St. Catharines
2 Dunlop Drive, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 1A2
1-800-424-6423 [EN], 1-800-267-3837 [FR] or 905-687-8890
www.choicehotels.ca/cn303
Distance from campus: 9 km
Congress daily rates: $124.99 to $199.99

Make a reservation: by phone
Booking code: CFHSS-2014, or quote the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 30, 2014

Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls
5950 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L7
1-800-771-1123 or 905-358-3083
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iagcy-courtyard-niagara-falls/
Distance from campus: 16.5 km
Congress daily rates: $95 to $185

Make a reservation: by phone, email (cyreservations at n21inc.com) or online.
Booking code: CFHG
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 30, 2014

 

Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls
6039 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V6
1-855-610-8733 or 905-358-3817
www.niagarafallsdoubletree.com
Distance from campus: 17 km
Congress daily rates: $129 to $239

Make a reservation: by phone or online.
Booking code: CFH
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 30, 2014
 

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3K7
1-888-229-9961 or 905-374-4445
www.sheratononthefalls.com
Distance from campus: 17 km
Congress daily rates: $149 to $229

Make a reservation: by phone or online.
Booking code: CFHSS-2014, or quote the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 22, 2014

 

Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview
5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6W7
1-800-263-7135 or 905-374-4447
www.niagarafallscrowneplazahotel.com
Distance from campus: 17 km
Congress daily rates: $129 to $209

Make a reservation: by phone or online.
Booking code: CFHSS-2014, or quote the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 22, 2014


Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls
5591 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L4
1-800-688-3535 or 905-357-1626
www.cliftonvictoriainnatthefalls.com
Distance from campus: 17 km
Congress daily rates: $109 to $149

Make a reservation: by phone or online.
Booking code: CFHSS-2014, or quote the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 22, 2014

 

Hilton Hotel & Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
6361 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON  L2G 3V9
1-888-370-0325 or 905-354-7887
www.niagarafallshilton.com
Distance from campus: 17 km
Congress daily rates: $119 to $299

Make a reservation: By phone, email (ecomm at fallshotel.com), or online.
Booking code: CFH, or quote the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 30, 2014
 

Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa
6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G3W6
1-888-501-8916 or 905-357-7300
www.niagarafallsmarriott.com
Distance from campus: 17.5 km
Congress daily rates: $179 to $299

Make a reservation: by phone
Booking code: CFHSS-2014, or quote the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): March 22, 2014

Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls – Fallsview
6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls ON L2G 3W6
1-800-420-6980 or 905-356-3600
www.embassysuitesniagara.com
Distance from campus: 18 km
Congress daily rates: $195 to $335

Make a reservation: by phone
Booking code: Quote the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 25, 2014

Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls – Fallsview
6455 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9
1-888-238-9190 or 905-357-5200
www.fourpointsniagarafallsfallsview.com
Distance from campus: 18 km
Congress daily rates: $99 to $199

Make a reservation: by phone
Booking code: CFE22, or quote the Canadian Federation for the Humanities Social Sciences
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 25, 2014

Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
6733 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W7
1-800-395-7046 or 905-356-1944
www.radisson.com/niagara-falls-hotel-on-l2g3w7/onniagra
Distance from campus: 18 km
Congress daily rates: $99 to $199

Make a reservation: by phone
Booking code: 140522CFHS
Booking deadline (for Congress rates): April 30, 2014

Transportation

Airplane

St. Catharines is easily accessible.  All airplane flights originating outside Canada (from Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, and the U.S.) come to Toronto Pearson International Airport (Pearson, for short), located 40 km to the southwest of downtown Toronto and 80 km to the northeast of St. Catharines.  By having our first actual meeting day on a Sunday, this should enable members to travel to St. Catharines by Saturday, thereby locking in a weekend (and cheaper) rate.

 

            There are two methods of travel between Pearson and Brock University, St. Catharines. The first are Congress shuttle busses that travel non-stop between Pearson and Brock University. Estimated time of travel is over one hour. The Canadian Federation will provide more details later about these shuttles.

 

The second method is to take another form of direct bus transportation from Pearson International Airport to Brock University. That is through Niagara Bus and its 90 minute journey costs $80 round trip.  One purchases his/her ticket online, and this bus travels every day at all hours of the day and night.

 

            Canadian FUSAC delegates electing to travel by air (Air Canada, Toronto Air Lines, Porter Air, West Jet, Bearskin) can fly to Pearson, Billy Bishop Airport (formerly Toronto City Center Airport/Toronto Island Airport), and to Niagara District Airport. Travelers arriving at Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto would have to take a bus, taxi, or the underground (metro, subway) to Union Station (see Train and Bus below). From Niagara District Airport to downtown St. Catharines, one would take either a city bus or a taxi.

 

Train and Bus

            Canadian delegates traveling by train from the west and east of Toronto will detrain at Union Station and can take a GO bus from there to St. Catharines Fairview Mall. There is no train service to St. Catharines except on Summer weekends. The Union Station buses to St. Catharines on Saturday, May 24, a projected date of arrival, leave Union Station at 11:52, 13:52, 14:52, 15:52, 17:52, 19:52, 23:43. The bus journey lasts one hour and 48 minutes. The return trip on Wednesday, May 28, a projected date of departure, has buses departing St. Catharines Fairview Mall for Union Station, Toronto at 6:39, 7:39, 8:55, 10:55, 12:55, 14:10, and 15:27. The return trip averages two hours and 15 minutes. The normal round trip fare  is $30 CAD.  There is also Coach Canada, a second bus line, that travels r.t. from Union Station to downtown St. Catharines. A third bus line is Greyhound.

           

            From St. Catharines Fairview Mall to Brock University and back, there are city buses that take five minutes to transit back and forth; they cost $2.50 or $2.75 per one-way ride. For bus  transportation from Pearson International Airport to Brock University or to St. Catharines, see the information above under Airplane.

 

Car

            The major northwest-southeast highway/freeway one travels in order to reach Waterloo is the QEW 405, and then at exit no. 49 on the QEW 405 one takes the QEW 406 south for about 10 kilometers to St. Davids Road. At the exit for St. David’s Road, turn right and head west for about two to three kilometers and St. David’s Road leads directly into the Brock University campus.

 

For U.S. delegates traveling from the Mid-West, the best port of entry in terms of distance is through Detroit via the Friendship Bridge into Windsor and then traveling northeast along the QEW 410 to the Woodstock turnoff east onto to the QEW 403 towards the QEW 405, where one will turn south until reaching Exit no. 49 for the QEW 406.

 

For U.S. delegates traveling from the East Coast and New York State, the best route is through the Lewiston-Niagara Falls port of entry. Try to avoid the Buffalo port of entry, which takes more time. Allow 30 minutes plus from clearing Canadian border control to reach Brock University. The highway from the border is the QEW 405 that will skirt the Lake Ontario coastline to the east. After about 20 kilometers, turn south onto the QEW 406 and then get off at St. David’s Road west to Brock University.

 

Cultural Attractions

 

On Campus

Throughout the Congress’ duration, Brock University will promote an impressive variety of on-campus events: musical performances, art displays, movies, special lectures, and various receptions. There are at least 40 travel brochures available for free outside Suite 200, "Brock Conference Center"/Office of Community Services, Brock University. The grounds around Brock U. are splendid, particularly one edge (the Niagara Escarpment). There is much to explore courtesy of the nature trails investing the Brock U. grounds, and Niagara Falls is only a few minutes away! St. Catharines has an assortment of restaurants well-contoured to suit the sensitivities of a variety of palettes. Make sure to join our traditional FUSAC dinner. That will be held on Monday, May 26 in a selected, downtown St. Catharines eating establishment.

 

Toronto         

Toronto beckons us. Visit the Montreal Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.toronto.com.au. Any number of travel books provide thorough information on Toronto.

 

Please provide me a preliminary paper title as soon as you can, and send to me your one-paragraph paper description by mid-January. For new participants send me also no more than a one-page c.v. Previous participants need not bother with the c.v. Do indicate your desire to attend as soon as you can. A simple “yes” or “no”  is sufficient.

 

I am always happy to answer any questions you might have.  

 

            Our warmest regards, and we look forward to seeing you all at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario!

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Pete

 

Peter B. Brown, Professor

   Russian and Eastern European Studies

President of the Finno-Ugric Studies

   Association of Canada

Department of History

Rhode Island College

Providence, RI 02908

U.S.A.

office phone: 401-456-8167

pbrown at ric.edu
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