Convergences Conference 2021
Virtual Conference | conférence virtuelle

28 – 30 April|AVRIL 2021

Confronting Crisis: Writing History in Uncertain Times

Confrontant des crises : l’écriture de l’histoire pendant des temps d’incertitudes

We recognize that many Indigenous Nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which York University campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

York University Land Acknowledgement

I (we) wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

University of Toronto Land Acknowledgement

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This week!

The week is finally here! We are excited to start our Convergences Conference 2021 tomorrow (28 April 2021) at 11am with opening remarks by our co-chair Kate Bauer and our Keynote Address, Dr. Funké Aladejebi at 11:15am! If you haven’t registered yet, please visit our registration at EventBrite.  Planning this conference during a pandemic has … Continue reading This week!

Conference Schedule and Panels

In the past two weeks, we have begun to share some of the details of this year’s Convergences conference, including an introduction to our keynote speaker, roundtable, and panels. We have recently published the schedule on our website, which includes the full schedule of panels and abstracts to accompany all presentations. This is a great … Continue reading Conference Schedule and Panels

One Month to Converge!

What a beautiful day it is! As the temperature climbs and the days lengthen it is truly beginning to feel like spring is in the air. And do you know what that means? Yes, baseball is back this week, but more significantly the 2021 Convergences Conference is just one month away! So, get outside, shake … Continue reading One Month to Converge!