Tri-University Graduate History Conference

The Tri-University Graduate Program in History invites submissions for its 2018 Annual Conference.

The conference will take place on Saturday, 3 March 2018 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.


The conference will highlight the historical implications of trauma in its various forms. Since the mid-90s, historians have engaged with trauma by exploring how traumatic events are expressed, experienced, and remembered. Potential papers may explore the following (or other) aspects of past trauma:

  • How did war, genocide, and ethnic cleansing affect those who endured it?
  • What was the lived experience of systemic racism and discrimination?
  • How have people coped with physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual violence?
  • How is past trauma recalled and/or commemorated by the survivors?

Though trauma is the central theme for this year, the organizers will consider all proposals submitted, regardless of topic or theme, especially those from graduate students.


Please submit a title, a 250-word abstract, and a one-age CV to If you are proposing a panel (three papers), please include a 250-word panel proposal alongside individual paper submissions. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 26 January 2018.