We are very excited to announce that Registration is now open for the 2022 Underhill!

The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is a FREE conference spotlighting MA and PhD research at Carleton and other Canadian Universities. Our Underhill 2022 theme, (Re)thinking History, is meant to forefront work going beyond the traditional bounds of academia including the sources being studied, the way we work, how we approach archives, how we share our work, the themes we consider, and the communities involved. 

REGISTER: Attendance at the Underhill is open to all undergraduates, graduate students, professors, researchers, and staff across Faculties and Departments at Carleton University and elsewhere. The Underhill is also open to friends, family, and colleagues of all graduate students presenting.

Thank you for joining us!

A NOTE on attending the 2022 Underhill:

  • As a virtual one-day Colloquium, we are utilizing three different Zoom ‘rooms’ to host our sessions
  • To participate in the full conference, please ensure you register for all three zoom streams below
  • If you are attending just the Keynotes, registration is only necessary for Stream 1




Stream #1 (Main Conference Stream including Keynotes):

8:45am Opening Remarks
9:00am Session 1 – Analyzing the Archive as Subject: Navigating the Limitations and Opportunities of Institutional Archives
11:00am Session 4 – Place-Based Memory and Public History
12:30pm Session 5 – Opening KEYNOTE – Cheryl Foggo + ‘John Ware Reclaimed’
3:00pm Session 9 – Carleton Professor Research Roundtable – Drs. Graham, Madokoro, and Marshall
5:00pm Session 12 – Closing KEYNOTE – Krista McCracken and Skylee-Storm Hogan + “Decolonial Archival Futures: Reflections and Practice” Closing Remarks
6:00pm Closing Remarks

Stream #2

10:00am Session 2 – Modern History Post 1950s
2:00pm Session 7 – Newspapers, Loyalty Cards, and Letters: Paper Ephemera
4:00pm Session 10 – Autoethnography, Ecology, and Mapping: Reexamining Archives

Stream #3

10:00am Session 3 – Interrogating Objects: Objects as Subject
2:00pm Session 8 – Community Engagement: Workshops
4:00pm Session 11 – Wrestling, Comic Books, and Video Games: Engaging with Pop Culture


The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium 2022 is made possible by the generous contribution of the Frank H. Underhill fund, with keynote support from the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Migration and Diaspora Studies, and Film Studies at Carleton University.


We wish to acknowledge that this Colloquium (and Carleton itself) takes place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabek/ Omàmiwininiwag. While the conference is virtual, their presence here since time immemorial must be acknowledged.