Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the colloquium held?

Now in its 29th year, the Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is held in every spring in the Department of History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. This year’s colloquium will be held virtually on Friday, March 17th, 2023.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT for Underhill 2023

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 public historians and academic 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 is History in Conversation: Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity.  Our objective is to promote emerging historical research by graduate students, whilst fostering collaboration and interdisciplinarity among our peers.

For more on our theme and information on submitting, please check out our Call for Papers

How long should proposals be?

Proposals / ideas should be ~250 words.

How do I submit? 

Via Email to

When are submissions due? 

Submissions are due by January 20th, 2023.

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

Our conference will be open for attendees! Stay tuned for the full conference schedule and registration information.

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