Tri-University Graduate History Conference

triuhistory_conf_poster_webThe Tri-University Graduate Program in History invites submissions for its 2017 Annual Conference entitled “Communities: Recognition and Remembrance.”


This year’s theme highlights debates around the various local, national, and international anniversaries in 2017: commemorations of Canadian Confederation 150 years ago or the Russian Revolution 100 years ago to social and scientific developments such as the Apollo I tragedy 50 years ago, the last reported case of smallpox 40 years ago, or the legalization of divorce in Ireland 20 years ago. We are especially interested in topics that reflect the complex and contested formation of public memory through community commemoration, and the ways that some, but not all, voices are heard in the choices of what and who to recognize. We encourage papers that consider commemoration, community identity, and public memory broadly, whether in relation to political, scientific, cultural, or other kinds of commemorative events and practices. Proposals on other topics will also be accepted for consideration.


Please submit a title, a 250-word abstract, and a one-page 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 January 27th 2017.


The conference will take place on March 11th 2017 at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo.

Tri-U History Conference 2017  Program