1981-2011: International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS)- 1981-2011 : Conseil international d’études canadiennes (CIEC)
Edited By Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Stewart Gill, Susan Hodgett and Patrick James
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JEWISH STUDIES /ÉTUDES JUIVES
JEWISH STUDIES / ÉTUDES JUIVES Jewish Studies in Canada’s Academy: The Births and Lives of ACJS and CSJS Daniel Maoz (Canadian Society for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, Israel) In Canada two academic societies annually participate in the Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences / Le Congrès des sciences humaines (CCHSS / Csh), also known as the Canadian Learneds. However, only the older and larger organization is registered with CCHSS / Csh. The two academic as- sociations are the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies / l'Association d'études juives canadiennes (ACJS / Aéjc) and the Canadian Society for Jewish Studies / la Société canadiennes d'études juives (CSJS / Scéj). The following study chronicles the historical development of these Canadian academic Jewish forums. This study accessed material from the regularly maintained website for each organization, including all associated links.1 The beginnings of ACJS / Aéjc Founded in 1976 and based in Montreal, the Canadian Jewish Historical Soci- ety / Société d'histoire juive canadienne (SJHS / Shjc) experienced a transforma- tion reorientation, assuming the designation Association for Canadian Jewish Studies/ l'Association d'études juives canadiennes (hereafter referred to as the Association). Initially, SJHS / Shjc sought "to promote and disseminate histori- cal research concerning the engagement of Jews to Canadian society" (CSJS / Scéj, http://www.csjs.ca/index.html), in part accomplishing this goal by means of publication of the Canadian Jewish Historical Society Journal (CJHSJ). As well, SJHS / Shjc convened its own annual conference...
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