Author notifications

The Call for Proposals closed on October 1. The peer review process has now concluded. Authors will receive an email notifying them of the status of their proposal during the first week of February. If no one on your author team has received a notification email by mid-February, please:

  1. check your spam/junk folders to ensure the email was not filed incorrectly,
  2. reach out to your Program Chair copying Michael Holden, CSSE Conference Manager,, for assistance.


Registration is now open for CSSE 2023. Click here for more information –


A draft of the program will be released in early March. Sessions will be scheduled throughout the entire conference. Your session may be in the first timeslot on the first day, or the last timeslot on the last day of the conference. We cannot accommodate change requests based on presenters’ individual schedules.

CSSE 2023 will be held mostly in-person

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has announced that Congress 2023 will take place in-person at York University’s Keele and Glendon campuses, with some virtual elements available on the Forj platform that was used for Congress 2021 and 2022. While CSSE now has two years of experience hosting online-only gatherings, we have no experience hosting a hybrid conference at CSSE’s scale, and a fully (or significantly) hybrid gathering involves significant challenges. Therefore, while CSSE 2023 will include some virtual elements, CSSE 2023 will be predominantly in-person. Delegates attending online will use the Forj platform to access virtual and hybrid-compatible sessions. Delegates attending in-person may attend sessions on campus or, for virtual hybrid-compatible sessions, via the same Forj platform.

Hybrid-compatible sessions

CSSE 2023 will include a limited number of hybrid-compatible sessions, with a priority toward sessions that focus on equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization. Authors will be contacted in early February to identify whether they would like to request their presentation be conducted online as part of a hybrid-compatible session. Due to infrastructure limitations, CSSE will only be able to accommodate a limited number of these requests, again with a priority toward equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization. Confirmations about hybrid-compatible sessions will be communicated to authors by early March. Unless selected for an online presentation in a hybrid-compatible session, all authors should be prepared to attend and present in-person at York University.


As we outlined in the Call for Proposals, CSSE 2023 will take place predominantly in person, with the majority of sessions occurring in-person at York University’s Keele campus. CSSE 2023 and Congress will be held in line with public health guidelines from the Ontario government, and in line with York University’s COVID-19 protocols. Specifically, CSSE asks that delegates wear a mask in all indoor public settings, stay home if you are sick, and stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines and flu shots. We echo York University President Dr. Rhonda Lenton in stating that “if you are able to wear a mask, do so. Treat it as a requirement for your own health and that of others.” As researchers, educators, and community members, it is our responsibility to do what we can to protect ourselves, our colleagues, and our communities at large.

Commitment to bilingualism

As a bilingual association, CSSE is committed to showcasing the work of scholars in English, French, or the language(s) of our authors’ work and research. Multilingual research and presentations reflect the diversity of our community and our scholarship, and we hope that you take the opportunity to engage with colleagues in these spaces.

As you read this year’s program, please take special note of sessions tagged as Bilingual / Bilingue, which indicate that at least one paper in the session includes bilingual content. Bilingual content may include presentations, slides, or discussion questions in multiple languages, based on presenter comfort level and needs of each session.

As you prepare for this year’s conference, if you would like support from CSSE graduate students with slide translation, or would like support with bilingual discussions during your presentation (e.g., Q&A support), please email by March 31.