Encountering Colonialism: Land, Lives, and Legacies

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
February 11, 2022
Location: 
Nova Scotia, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, World History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies

The Dalhousie Graduate History Society is delighted to announce that graduate students from all disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences may now submit abstracts to Dalhousie University’s 23rd Annual History Across the Disciplines conference. This conference is entitled “Encountering Colonialism: Land, Lives, and Legacies,” and will be held virtually, on March 18th-19th, 2022.

The conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers that aims to promote new ideas, discussions, and connections. It will embrace all scholarship that explores the dynamics of interaction between and within colonial and Indigenous powers and peoples. Of particular relevance are discussions of demographic, cultural, economic, religious, linguistic, legal, material, and gendered encounters.

Applicants should submit a 300-word abstract and a short personal biography to the conference committee no later than 11:59 p.m. AST on Friday, February 11th, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of February 11th. The best paper presented at this conference, as decided by a panel of students and faculty members, will win the John Flint Prize (a $250 honorarium). To be considered for this prize, applicants must provide the conference committee with a final paper by Monday, February 28th, 2022. Presentations may be up to twenty minutes in length, and will be held in English.

This will be an online event. However, following panel discussions on Saturday, presenters who are in the area are invited to experience local Halifax culture with us in an informal setting. Details to follow.

For more information, please feel free to contact the conference committee, at dalconference2022@gmail.com. We look forward to reviewing your abstracts!

Contact Info: 

Catherine Charlton, Dalhousie University Graduate History Society