Submission deadline: Friday, January 16th, 2015

The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is one of the longest running history graduate conference in Canada. In March 2015, the Department of History, Carleton University, will be hosting the 21st Annual Colloquium.

This year’s theme, “PASTS ECHOING PRESENTS: HISTORIANS AS PERFORMATIVE COLLABORATORS,” highlights the historian’s multiple performed roles, and specifically our roles as collaborators – with our sources, with the past, and with the present. We hope to draw researchers whose work focuses on such processes in an effort to promote self-reflexive dialogues about how histories can be and are performed, and how they are collaborative in nature, informed by a myriad of personalities and contexts, both past and present.

Through this theme, we hope to expand on conversations about the role of the historian in their own work, and within the discipline, as well as to connect the keynote and luncheon addresses. The addresses will be delivered by a distinguished guest speaker and a member of our faculty at Carleton University, respectively. We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston from York University. Carleton University’s Dr. Daniel McNeil will present the luncheon address.

We encourage applicants to present papers which address historical performances or performed pasts, reflections on their position as historian and collaborator, and the theoretical or methodological processes associated with such reflections. As well, 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@carleton.ca no later than January 16th, 2015. Students whose proposals are accepted should prepare a 15-20 minute presentation. The student-chaired graduate panels will take place on Thursday, March 5th, and Friday March 6th, 2015. Dr. Kazubowski-Houston will be leading a performance methodology workshop on Saturday, March 7th, to 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.