We are very excited to announce that Registration is now open for the 2023 Underhill!

The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is a FREE conference spotlighting MA and PhD research at Carleton and other Canadian Universities.

Our Underhill 2023 theme, History in Conversation, is meant to foster collaboration and forefront how historians and scholars in other fields are working together, both directly and indirectly, to expand our historical understandings. Be it approaches in public policy, social sciences, STEM, geography – how are we employing interdisciplinarity in our histories?

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. Please share widely! #Underhill2023

On behalf of the 2023 Underhill Committee, thank you for joining us!

REGISTER for Conference (NOT including workshop)

REGISTER for Graduate Student Workshop

A NOTE on attending the 2023 Underhill:

  • As a virtual one-day Colloquium, we are utilizing Zoom to host our sessions
  • To register for the Keynotes and the panels, please register for the first Zoom link
  • To register for the Graduate Student Workshop, please register for the second Zoom link
  • If you are planning to attend both the main conference AND the workshop, please register for BOTH links
  • For your convenience, the Zoom links have also been included in the program

Colloquium Schedule (detailed program below)

8:30am – 9:30am Opening Remarks & Opening Keynote – David Dean and Rick Duthie, ‘Theatrical Pasts’
9:45am – 10:45am Session 1 – Opportunities and Tensions in Public History
11:00am – 12:00pm Session 2 – Replication, Acceleration & Experimentation: Digital Interventions in the Study of History
12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Graduate Workshop – Obsidian.md: Linking your Thinking for Your Research Goals
1:45pm – 2:45pm Session 3  – Governing the Past: Navigating Inclusion in Legislated Spaces
3:00pm – 4:00pm Session 4 – Bridging the Divide: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inclusive Pasts
4:30pm – 5:30pm Closing Keynote – Marina Fischer, ‘Museums and the Public: Doing History Together’ & Closing Remarks

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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.