The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is one of the longest running history graduate conferences in Canada. March 9-11, 2017, the Department of History, Carleton University, will be hosting the 23rd Annual Colloquium.
This year’s theme, “Revealing the Past,” aims to highlight how self-conscious historical work reveals the past. Historians revel in a good archive, we reveal or complexify events in our pasts, we reveal these pasts to our publics in our presentation of our understandings, and finally we reveal ourselves and our assumptions within the narratives we construct. Revelations are gradual, or sudden; they can be subtle, or they can shake the foundations of our craft. We encourage participants to be creative in their interpretation of revelations, and are hoping to draw researchers whose interdisciplinary work broadens our understanding of historical work.
We chose this theme to highlight ongoing conversations about how historians communicate and present their work to others, be they academic or public, as well as to connect the keynote and luncheon addresses. We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Rhonda Hinther from Brandon University, Manitoba. The luncheon address will be presented by Carleton University’s Dr. Monica Patterson.
We encourage applicants to submit a paper that addresses the theme of “revealing the past.” However, we welcome submissions on any topic focusing on the past. The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium strives to be an interdisciplinary forum where scholars from different fields can come together and share their scholarship.
In order to be considered, submissions must include a proposal of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biographical statement. We welcome submissions and presentations in either official language. Please send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 15th, 2017. Students whose proposals are accepted should prepare a 15-20 minute presentation. The student-chaired graduate panels will take place on Thursday, March 9th, and Friday March 10th, 2017. Dr. Hinther and filmmaker Aaron Floresco will be leading a workshop on Saturday, March 11th, which you are all invited to attended.
Pascale Michèle Couturier and Phoebe Mannell, Co-Chairs of the 23rd Underhill Graduate Colloquium.