The 53th Algonquian Conference will be held virtually at Carleton University, Ottawa, October 14th to October 17th, 2021.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be taking place fully online in 2021.

This conference is an international meeting for Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and community members to share research papers, workshops, engagement circles, and story-telling activities related to Algonquian peoples. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to, anthropology, archaeology, art, education, ethnography, ethnobotany, folklore, geography, history, language (teaching, revitalization, documentation,…), linguistics, literature, music, native studies, political science, psychology, religion and sociology.

Call for papers

If you are interested in making a presentation, please send proposals in English, French, or any Algonquian language. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, excluding title and references. Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10-minute question period.

If you wish to offer or organize a workshop, an engagement circle, story-telling activities, or propose a panel, send a proposal of 300 words, labelled ‘OTHER’ with a description, the time required and if applicable, a list of confirmed participants.

The deadline for submission of abstracts and proposals is September 1, 2021.

Abstracts or proposals must be submitted via e-mail to as an attachment (Word or PDF). If you are using IPA or syllabic fonts please submit a PDF. In the subject field of the e-mail enter “Algonquian conference 53 submission”. In the body of the e-mail, include the following information:

  • Proposal for a PRESENTATION or for OTHER ACTIVITY: (please specify type)
  • Title of the paper
  • Name(s) of the presenter(s)
  • Department and affiliation
  • Student or non-student
  • E-mail address for each speaker