Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the colloquium held?

Now in its 28th 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 18th, 2022.

REGISTER for the 2022 Underhill

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? 

Our theme, (Re)thinking History, is meant to forefront work going beyond the traditional bounds of academia including the sources being studied, the way we work, how we approach archives, how we share our work, the themes we consider, and the communities involved. Academic history needs to adapt to the times, and we would like this conference to do so as well. 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 Google Form.

When are submissions due? 

*UPDATE: Feb 8, 2022 – our CFP for Underhill 2022 is now closed; thank you to everyone who submitted! Please check back soon for more details on Conference Registration & Schedule.

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

Our conference registration is now LIVE – please register to join us!




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