New Frontiers 2018


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

Date: from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 February 2018.

This year’s conference will be held in Vari Hall, with our Keynote address hosted in the Schulich Dining Hall.

We look forward to welcoming you at New Frontiers 2018!


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