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The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is one of the longest running history graduate conferences in Canada. In March 2015, the Department of History, Carleton University, will be hosting the 21st Annual Colloquium.

This year’s theme, “PASTS ECHOING PRESENTS: HISTORIANS AS PERFORMATIVE COLLABORATORS,” highlights the historian’s multiple performed roles, and specifically our roles as collaborators – with our sources, with the past, and with the present. We hope to draw researchers whose work focuses on such processes in an effort to promote self-reflexive dialogues about how histories can be and are performed, and how they are collaborative in nature, informed by a myriad of personalities and contexts, both past and present.

Through this theme, we hope to expand on conversations about the role of the historian in their own work, and within the discipline, as well as to connect the keynote and luncheon addresses. The addresses will be delivered by a distinguished guest speaker and a member of our faculty at Carleton University, respectively. We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston from York University. Carleton University’s Dr. Daniel McNeil will present the luncheon address.