UPDATE: Final Conference Schedule available

The final conference schedule is now available:

New Frontiers Program-FINAL (as at 19 Feb)

Opening event: Public History and the First World War

Please join us for the opening event of the 2014 New Frontiers conference: 

NF Roundtable Poster-Feb 20th

Updated Conference Schedule

The 2014 Conference Schedule is now available.

New Frontiers 2014 Conference Schedule (as at 11 Feb)

*Please note: this schedule is subject to change. We will endeavour to keep presentations on the day to which they are currently assigned.

UPDATE: Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration deadline: Monday February 3rd

Please click the following link to register:


Conference only – NO fee
Conference and Keynote dinner – $30
Keynote dinner only – $30

2014 Keynote Address

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Dr. Rhonda L. Hinther: 2014 Keynote Speaker

Rhonda L. Hinther is an Associate Professor of History at Brandon University (BU),  and she holds a PhD in History from McMaster University.  Prior to joining BU in the fall of 2013, she served as Director of Research and Curation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg and, before that, as Curator of Western Canadian History for five years at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) in Gatineau, Quebec. 

Rhonda’s research interests include oral history, gender and women’s history, children’s history, immigration and community formation in Canada, labour history, Prairie Black history, and radical and social justice activism in Canada, and public history. Her scholarly work has been published inManitoba History, Atlantis, and Labour/le travail.  In 2008, her article, “Raised in the Spirit of the Class Struggle:  Children, Youth, and the Interwar Ukrainian Left in Canada” (Labour/le travail, 2007) was awarded the CHA’s Neil Sutherland Prize for the Best Scholarly Article published in the History of Children and Youth. 

She is currently completing a book based on her PhD dissertation, ‘Sincerest Revolutionary Greetings:’ Progressive Ukrainians in Twentieth Century Canada for the University of Toronto Press. She is also co-editor of and a contributor to a scholarly collection of articles on the history of Ukrainians in Canada entitled Re-imagining Ukrainian-Canadians:  History, Politics, and Identity (University of Toronto Press, 2011).   

In addition to her academic pursuits, Rhonda has curated and contributed to the development of numerous museum exhibitions.   She has likewise consulted on and/or appeared in several historical film projects, including “If Day:  The Nazi Invasion of Winnipeg” and “Black Field,” an official selection of the 2009 Vancouver Film Festival.  Her most recent film project, “Ukrainian Labour Temple” (2013), is based on her dissertation research.  The documentary film “The Oldest Profession in Winnipeg:  the ‘Red Light District of 1909-1912,” based on her research and in which she appears, won the 2012 CHA Public History Committee’s Prize.

Announcing the 2014 Keynote Speaker!

We are thrilled to announce this year's Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker


New Frontiers 2014 Announced

Call for papers available here:


New Frontiers 2014 Announced

The 18th Annual New Frontiers Conference will take place from 20 – 22 February on York University Campus.

The Call for Papers is available on this page.  Please stay tuned for updates!

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