DEADLINE EXTENSION: 21st Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium


The submission deadline for the 21st Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium has been extended!

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.

To be considered, graduate students from any discipline are encouraged to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words, along with a short biography, to We encourage papers which address historical performances or performed pasts, and in which applicants reflect on their position as historian and collaborator, and the processes associated with such a reflection. 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.The abstract submission deadline has been extended to Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM.

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 cordially invited.

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The 2014-15 Underhill Colloquium Planning Committee