Tri-University Conference 2021 Call for Proposals

Looking Back and Leaping Forward: Perseverance in Times of Crisis

March 5-6, 2021

Virtual Event on Teams

Call for Proposals

The Tri-University Graduate Program in History invites submissions for its 2021 annual conference: “Looking Back and Leaping Forward: Perseverance in Times of Crisis."

At this moment, our future seems filled with uncertainty. However, in the face of great adversity and darkness, humanity has always found ways to inspire, to persevere, and to look forward with vision. Our job as historians is to learn from those that came before us. Papers from a wide range of historical backgrounds and perspectives will be accepted, and emphasis will be placed on the unique and inspiring ways that people have overcome barriers. This conference is also an acknowledgement that sometimes we need to look back before we can leap forward.

Submit your paper's title and a 250-word abstract to If you are organizing a panel of three or four papers, also provide a brief panel summary alongside your individual submissions. All presenters should include a short bio.

Submission Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2021. EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021. 

We look forward to your submissions!

Note: In addition to sessions during the day on Saturday March 6, there will be virtual social events on Friday evening and Saturday evening.

University of Guelph Conference Committee: Tamara Abrams, Robert Flewelling, Thomas M. LittlewoodBritta McBride, and Desmond Oklikah

Conference is sponsored by the Tri-University History program from the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University.