Text: Tri-University Conference. Conflict, Cooperation, and Commemoration: Examining Interactions in the Past. March 9 2024.

Tri-University Graduate History Conference 2024

Reflections on the 30th annual Tri-U History Conference

2024 theme

This year’s theme foregrounds the interactions between historical figures and events and the memorialization of those actions and reactions. As historians, engaging in conflict and cooperation is a pillar of historical research and the processes that create the subject matter for our research. More information on the conference structure is available through the Call for Papers.


Arts Research Centre, MacKinnon Building, University of Guelph

Find your way

Map links and maps for conference venues, including parking and directions.

Schedule and panels

Includes link to abstracts and bios of panelists.

Keynote speaker

Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Michelle D. Brock of Washington and Lee University who specializes in demonology, witchcraft, and religious beliefs and identities in Early Modern Scotland. The title for her talk is, “‘That horrid and devilish sin’: Witchcraft and memory in Covenanted Scotland."

Conference date

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Conference organizers

University of of Guelph Conference Committee: Mayar Alfarra, Kristen Becker, Brenna Clark, Julia Di Castri, Matthew Edwards, James Essel, Katherine Foran, Michael Hems, Riva Lewis, Raymond Li, Norah Newman, Grant Schreiber, Bohan Shi, Cathryn Spence, Faculty.

Conference contact


Conference sponsors

Tri-University logo: Tri/U History in black and gold letters
University of Guelph logo with black letters
University of Waterloo logo with crest on left
Laurier with gold leave and Wilfrid Laurier University (logo)
University of Guelph, Centre for Scottish Studies, Department of History, College of Arts