Tri-U History Conference - call for papers | College of Arts

Tri-U History Conference - call for papers

Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2021

Submit an abstract for the 2021 Tri-University Graduate Student History Conference, which will take place virtually on March 6, 2021.  We'll be having a social event on March 5 in the evening.   

The one-day conference is devoted solely to graduate students presenting and sharing their work.  It's an excellent, friendly venue to gain valuable experience presenting papers.  Faculty participate as chairs and audience members, and this year we have an amazing keynote speaker, Dr Jaipreet Virdi, a historian of medicine and disability at the University of Delaware:

Do let us know if you have any questions!

Looking Back and Leaping Forward: Perseverance in Times of Crisis 
March 5-6, 2021 

Virtual Event on Microsoft Teams 

Call for Proposals 

    The Tri-University Graduate Program in History invites submissions for its 2021 annual conference: “Looking Back and Leaping Forward: Perseverance in Times of Crisis." 
    At this moment, our future seems filled with uncertainty. However, in the face of great adversity and darkness, humanity has always found ways to inspire, to persevere, and to look forward with vision. Our job as historians is to learn from those that came before us. Papers from a wide range of historical backgrounds and perspectives will be accepted, and emphasis will be placed on the unique and inspiring ways that people have overcome barriers. This conference is also an acknowledgement that sometimes we need to look back before we can leap forward. 
    Submit your paper's title and a 250-word abstract to If you are organizing a panel of three or four papers, also provide a brief panel summary alongside your individual submissions. All presenters should include a short bio. 

Submission Deadline:  EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 14, 2021  
We look forward to your submissions! 

Conference is sponsored by the Tri-University History program from the University of GuelphUniversity of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University