Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the colloquium held?

Now in its 30th year, the Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is held every spring in the Department of History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. This year, the Colloquium took place on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Who can submit to present at the Underhill? 

The Underhill Colloquium is a graduate student-run conference spotlighting MA and PhD student work, with keynote presentations from respected historians and scholars. We welcome submissions from graduate students in all disciplines on history-related topics spanning the spectrum of faculties, methodologies, formats, and dialogues. Submission priority goes to Carleton graduate students.

What is this year’s Underhill theme? 

This year’s theme was Echoes: Memory, Narrativity, and Dimensions of Historical Discourse.

How long should proposals be?

Proposals should be ~250-300 words.

How do I submit? 

Via Email to

When are submissions due? 

Submissions for the 2024 Underhill Colloquium were due Friday, January 26, 2024.

I don’t think I will submit this year, but I would love to attend – how do I register? 

Our conference is open to attendees! If you would like to attend, please fill out this Google Form. Registration will be open until the end of the day on March 15, 2024.

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