CFR Co-Sponsored: New Frontiers: Canada’s largest and longest-running graduate history conference, Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 February 2018

February 22, 2018 @ 4:54 pm – February 24, 2018 @ 5:54 pm

New Frontiers Graduate Conference in History
(Un)Mapping Histories

Thursday, Feb. 22nd – Saturday, Feb. 24th

Note: During all breaks, there will be light refreshments available in VH 3000.
This year’s conference will be held in Vari Hall, with our Keynote address hosted in the Schulich Dining Hall.

Please use the following link to register:
All are welcome; fees can be made by cheque, cash, or interac e-transfer.

New Frontiers is Canada’s largest and longest-running graduate history conference. Over the years, hundreds of graduate students from Canada, the United States and Europe have presented their research on a range of issues ranging from the social influence of football to the coevolution of environment and culture, from the broader ramifications of movement itself to images of youth in popular culture. Our theme this year is “(Un)mapping Histories”. We are seeking papers that examine mapping, broadly construed, as an integral part of contextualizing, visualizing and knowing. The subject of mapping questions how acts of naming and defining by various historical actors create maps and networks – some visible and tangible, others covert and imagined. Unmapping highlights the tension between theory, discourse and materiality. These broad themes can be applied to a variety of subjects and geographic fields. New Frontiers allows both national and international graduate students the opportunity to share their research with their peers on any geographic location and on a wide range of themes and topics including but not limited to:

  • History and Theory
  • Public Memory and Commemoration
  • Law, Politics, and Protest
  • Science, Medicine, Technology and Environment
  • Sovereignty and the State
  • Religion and Society
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
  • Empire and Nation
  • Popular Culture and Consumerism
  • Migration and Diaspora
  • Work, Class, and Community

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