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Welcome to CISSC

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC) brings together Concordia's scholars, researchers, artists and students to exchange ideas and develop interdisciplinary projects in the humanities and arts. 

The Centre is also home to the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Humanities doctoral program. Since 1973, students in the program have pursued innovative interdisciplinary research and art-based practice in areas that span the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts.

CISSC is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes. The Centre is unique in Quebec and one of a very small number of humanities centres in Canada.

CISSC Events

The Centre sponsors innovative interdisciplinary scholarship across the Humanities and Fine Arts through regular public events and activities, including:

  • The Visiting Speaker Series, which brings internationally recognized scholars to Concordia to give a talk and lead a workshop
  • Performances, Exhibitions, Colloquia, and Conferences
  • CISSC Working Groups
  • The Concordia Author Series, which highlights the scholarship of Concordia faculty
  • CISSC Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow Lectures



CISSC Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Jacob Remes, Mellon/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University, 2010
  • Joseph Rosen, History Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Summer 2010
  • Maria Jose De Abreau, University of Amsterdam, Fall 2009
  • John Gagné, Harvard University, "Making Publics" Project, 2008-2009
  • Sean Metzger, Fulbright Visiting Chair, Duke University, Fall 2008





CISSC Working Groups

The Centre's working groups consist of faculty members and graduate students who meet on a regular basis in a seminar format to discuss readings or works and present work in progress.

Working Groups for 2014 - 2015

  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Decolonization
  • Expo 67
  • LCDS





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