We are happy to share our full Underhill 2023 Schedule for Friday March 17th

Please note, this schedule is subject to changes. Check back here for the most up-to-date version! 

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8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Remarks 

Opening remarks from Dr. Paul Nelles, Graduate Program Chair of the Carleton History Department

Opening Keynote – David Dean and Rick Duthie, ‘Theatrical Pasts’

Moderator: Jackie Mahoney (she/her), 2nd year MA student, Carleton University.

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9:45 AM – 10:45 AM    Session 1 – Opportunities and Tensions in Public History

Moderator: Dr. James Opp, Public History Graduate Program Head, Carleton University


  • Emma Awe (she/they), Ph.D. Candidate, Carleton University
  • Rebecca Friend (she/her), Ph.D. Candidate, Carleton University
  • Amie Wright (she/her), Ph.D. Candidate, Carleton University 
BREAK: 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Replication, Acceleration & Experimentation: Digital Interventions in the Study of History

Moderator: Kavita Mistry, Ph.D. Student, Carleton University 

  • Jackie Mahoney (she/her), Carleton University, Repertoire-y Theatre: Using Performance to Subvert Archival Expectation
  • Suki Lee (she/her), Carleton University, An Experiment on Digital Humanities and the Discipline of History
  • Nicholas Surges (he/him), Carleton University, The Sobibor Uprising and the Telegenics of Genocide: Problematizing Filmic Representations of the Holocaust
BREAK: 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch & Graduate Workshop – Obsidian.md: Linking your Thinking for Your Research Goals

Facilitator: Scott Coleman, Ph.D. Candidate, Carleton University 

The Underhill Colloquium invites presenters, volunteers and the audience to participate in a workshop which introduces the program Obsidian.md for research note-taking and organization. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of markdown syntax and program functionality. We will review how to create zettlekasten notes, templates, insert metadata and much more. The workshop aims to provide participants the skills to begin personalizing Obsidian for their research needs and goals. 

NOTE: This workshop requires separate registration from the main conference. This can be found here. 

BREAK: 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM   Governing the Past: Navigating Inclusion in Legislated Spaces 

Moderator: Rebecca Friend (she/her), Ph.D. Candidate, Carleton University

    • Alexa Lepra (she/her), Carleton University, Exploring Representations of Black History at the Canadian Museum of History
    • Christine Green (she/her), Lakehead University, Constructing a Collective Past: Locating Indigenous Histories in Local Narratives
    • Natalie Amato (she/her), Carleton University, Multiculturalism and Canada’s Stage: Assessing the diversity of the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre Program, 1969-1980
    • Emma Bower (she/her), Carleton University, Hands-on Approaches to Teaching History
BREAK: 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Bridging the Divide: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inclusive Pasts

Moderator: Emma Awe (she/they), Ph.D. Candidate, Carleton University 

  • Noë Bourdeau (he/him), Carleton University, “I am jeopardizing everyone wherever I go, as a man or as a woman, it doesn’t make any difference”: Toward a trans* history of the Holocaust
  • Hannah Pinilla (she/her), Carleton University, The Co-Creation of ‘Taste of Home: Tracing Identity, Agency, and Memory in the Oral History of a Thai-Canadian Restaurateur’
  • Sinéad O’Halloran (she/her), Carleton University, “Movemented”: A Sensory Archive of a Transitory Childhood 
BREAK: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM   Closing Keynote – Marina Fischer, ‘Museums and the Public: Doing History Together.

A Case Study from the Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary.’

Moderator: Scott Coleman, Ph.D. Candidate, Carleton University.

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Closing Remarks 

Closing remarks from Dr. Paul Nelles, Graduate Program Chair of the Carleton History Department and the 

2023 Underhill Planning Committee 


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The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium 2022 is made possible by the generous contribution of the Frank H. Underhill fund.

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.