We are excited to announce that the planning for our 19th Annual Institute of Political Economy Graduate Conference is well underway. Our conference is scheduled to take place on March 2, 2018. The title of this year’s conference is “Learning to forget, learning to remember: rethinking silence in space, place and memory”. The title reflects the conference’s interest in exploring the intersections of space, place and memory and the use of silence as a tool of maintaining and disrupting ideas of power and belonging.

We hope to attract papers from MA and PhD students in a variety of disciplines. Submissions of abstracts should be no more than 300 words and are due by January 10th, 2018. They should be sent to ipecarleton@gmail.com.

If there are any additional questions students are welcome to email the conference organizers at either leighmcdougall@cmail.carleton.ca or carlievisser@cmail.carleton.ca.