Call for Papers – [In]Sites

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016

The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is one of the longest running history graduate conferences in Canada. In March 2016, the Department of History, Carleton University, will be hosting the 22nd Annual Colloquium.

This year’s theme, “(In)Sites,” aims to highlight the many sites where history is made, unmade, staged, and contested. These can be tangible sites such as the body, museums, monuments, and photographs; intangible sites such as the mind, memory, and time; digital sites such as mobile applications and the web; and everything in between and beyond. We encourage participants to be creative in their interpretation of sites, and are hoping to draw young researchers whose interdisciplinary work broadens our interpretation of historical sites.

We chose this theme to highlight ongoing conversations about the spaces and places of history, as well as to connect the keynote and luncheon addresses. The addresses will be respectively delivered by a distinguished guest speaker, and a member of our faculty at Carleton University. We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Tim Cresswell from Northeastern University, Boston. The luncheon address will be presented by Carleton University’s Jean-Pierre Morin.

We encourage applicants to submit a paper that addresses the theme of historical sites. 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. Please send your submission to underhill.colloquium@carleton.ca no later than January 15th, 2016. Students whose proposals are accepted should prepare a 15-20 minute presentation. The student-chaired graduate panels will take place on Thursday, March 10th, and Friday March 11th, 2016. Dr. Cresswell will be leading a workshop on Saturday, March 12th, which you are all invited to attend.

The Underhill Colloquium is an invaluable conference experience for students, providing a collegial environment in which to present their original research and build academic contacts. Our dynamic graduate students and supportive faculty will be glad to welcome you, and share their exciting research in the field of history.

View the Call for Papers as a PDF.

View the Call for Papers Poster.