A Message from New Frontiers 2017

New FrontiersGraduate History Conference

York University, Toronto ON

February 23-25, 2017

Call for Papers


       We are seeking proposals for the twenty-first annual New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference. We encourage papers from a wide range of national, regional, thematic, and methodological backgrounds. New Frontiers is an excellent opportunity for both MA and PhD students in history and related fields to present papers to colleagues from across Canada and the United States. We will be accepting papers on any geographic location and on a wide range of themes and topics including but not limited to: 

History and TheoryPublic Memory and Commemoration

Law, Politics, and Protest

Science, Medicine, Technology and Environment

Sovereignty and the State

Religion and Society

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit

Race, Ethnicity, and Identity

Gender, Sexuality, and the Body

Empire and Nation

Popular Culture and Consumerism

Migration and Diaspora

Work, Class, and Community


            Applicants are invited to submit 250 word proposals for individual papers or panels of either two or three papers. Submissions must be accompanied by a short biographical statement and email contact information. The deadline for submissions is November 20th, 2016.  Please direct submissions to: 

New Frontiers ConferenceC/O Cristiana Conti, Caroline Butt

Department of History,

York University, 4700 Keele St.,

Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3

 via Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/6zT2DugfsAzXUEFC2

For general inquiries: yorknewfrontiers@gmail.com

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