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.

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? 

We are currently in the process of planning the 2024 Underhill Colloquium. Stay tuned for this year’s theme!

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

How long should proposals be?

Proposals should be ~250 words.

How do I submit? 

Via Email to

When are submissions due? 

We have yet to put out the 2024 Call for Papers. Stay tuned for more information about the submission process.

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

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

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