UPDATE FEB 15:
The Final Program Schedule can now be found on the Schedule Page. All participants and moderators should consult the final program for changes in panels and presentation times.
Please note the time change for the Keynote. A cash bar will open at 5:30 and dinner will begin at 6:30. The last day to register for the Keynote is Monday, February 18 2013. Participants will NOT be able to obtain tickets for they Keynote at the door.
The 17th Annual New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference will be held at Schulich Executive Learning Center.
Announcing Our 2013 Keynote Speaker
This Year, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Garrett Fagan, an internationally celebrated historian of ancient Rome to discuss:
The Dangers of Pseudoarchaeology
“In this lecture Garrett Fagan surveys the phenomenon of pseudoarchaeology — variously described as “alternative,” “popular,” or “bullshit” archaeology — that proposes radically divergent reconstructions of antiquity from those reconstructed by archaeological science. He takes as an example the claim that some natural hills in Bosnia are, in fact, monstrous pyramids of great antiquity and how the indulgence of this fantasy has had dreadful real-world consequences for Bosnian conservation and heritage.”
February 22nd, 2013, 6:30pm, Schulich Executive Learning Centre Private Dining Hall
Garrett G. Fagan is Professor of Ancient History at Penn State University. His main research interests lie in the field of Roman history and archaeology, on which he has published two mongraphs (Bathing in Public in the Roman World [Ann Arbor, 1999] and The Lure of the Arena [Cambridge, 2011]). He has edited or co-authored three other books, and has numerous scholarly articles and chapters in print. He has appeared on the acclaimed PBS science series Nova and on the History Channel, and has produced three courses with The Teaching Company, on the History of Ancient Rome, Emperors of Rome, and Great Battles of the Ancient World.
Mary Franks, (PhD 3), York University Department of History
Sara Howdle, (PhD 2), York University Department of History
Carly Murdoch, (PhD 3), York University Department of History
York New Frontiers Conference Co-Chairs.