Reflections on the 30th annual Tri-U History conference

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Images from 2024 conference. Keynote, people discussing. Words: left middle: Conflict, Cooperation and Commemoration: Examining Interactions in the Past. March 9, 2024. Right bottom, Dorota Kupis: PhD essay prize winner.
Tri-U History Conference 2024 Reflections

All photos on this page by Colin Schindler-Currie, MA Student at University of Waterloo, except top left courtesy of Scottish Studies


Photo of nine conference organizers.

L-R: (Back) Rui (Raymond) Li, Grant Schreiber, Julia di Castri, Brenna Clark, Kristen Becker, Norah (Nour) Newman. (Front) Michael Hems, Riva Lewis, Katherine Foran. Absent: Mayar Alfarra, Matthew Edwards, James Essel, Bohan Shi, Cathryn Spence.

As faculty advisor for this year's conference, I was impressed by the Guelph-based graduate students who came together so well to organise a well-run and truly enjoyable event, and the dedication shown by faculty who agreed to act as chairs.

A highlight was getting to be a part of a panel and gaining further experience speaking in front of our peers.


Remote video URL

Dr. Mikki Brock's keynote was a huge highlight for Scottish and pre-modern students and was interesting for everyone. She touched on all of our interests from legal history of the early modern period, the reformation, gender dynamics, and witch-hunts in Scotland.

Katherina Foran in front of computer screen

Katherine Foran, organizing committee member, setting up the tech.

The fantastic keynote by Professor Mikki Brock not only showcased excellent history, but also featured references to horses, Spinal Tap, and Monty Python – always nice to see and hear in a history lecture!