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Tri-University History Conference: Call for Papers

Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The 18th Annual Tri-University History Conference will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) on Saturday March 3, 2012. The Tri-University Graduate History Program, one of Canada's largest and most comprehensive, unites graduate faculty and students at the University of Guelph, the University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University. We welcome proposals for individual papers and complete panels from graduate students and established scholars in all historical fields, especially, but not exclusively, on topics concerning aspects of the circumpolar arctic.
In keeping with the theme of this year's conference,"Histories North and South," we are honoured to announce our keynote speaker Lene Kielsen Holm, from Nuuk, Greenland. As Director, Department for Sustainable Development and Research, for Greenland's delegation to the Inuit Circumpolar Council; and an award-winning researcher on the Sila-Inuk Project, Lene brings both her lived and her professional experience of traditional knowledge to her discussion of "The Importance of Inuit Knowledge in Documenting Environmental Change: Sila-Inuk, a Study of Inuit Hunters' and Fishermen's Observations about their Changing Environments."
Please submit paper abstracts (max. 250 words) with contact information to no later than 15 January 2012.
        - Suzanne Zeller, Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.