New Frontiers


New Frontiers 2016: “at the Intersection of the Local and the Global”

New Frontiers is an annual graduate history conference at York University. It allows both national and international graduate students the opportunity to share their research with their peers on a wide range of themes and topics.

We are happy to announce that this year will mark the 20th anniversary of New Frontiers! We look forward to celebrating 20 years of amazing speakers, panels, and events with everyone. Let us remember the past, as we look towards the future with unyielding dedication!

Date: February 18-20, 2016

Location: Guest Speakers and meals will be hosted at the Schulich Executive Learning Centre. All panels will be held in the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) building. Please refer to the Directions page for more details.

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Keynote Speaker: Sean Mills

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for New Frontiers 2016, Dr. Sean Mills!

Dr. Sean Mills is a historian of post-1945 Canadian and Quebec history, with research interests that include postcolonial thought, migration, race, gender, and the history of empire and oppositional movements. In 2010 he published The Empire Within: Postcolonial Thought and Political Activism in Sixties Montreal, a book which received the Quebec Writers’ Federation First Book Award (2010), as well as an Honourable Mention for the Canadian Historical Association’s Sir John A. MacDonald Award (2011), given out annually for the best book in Canadian History. He is currently working on a history of Quebec’s relationship with Haiti.

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