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

Latest Updates

Keynote Announced!

The Convergence Committee is excited to announce that Dr Funké Aladejebi, has accepted our keynote invitation. The selection of our keynote was a month-long process where committee members put forth candidates whom they believed fit with the conference theme of “Confronting Crisis: Writing History in Uncertain Times.” Beginning in December 2020, we had 12 potential keynote … Continue reading Keynote Announced!

New Year, New Hopes

Welcome to the first blog post of 2021!  Hopefully we will have our registration information up soon so those who don’t want to give talks at the conference can register to participate and listen to what will be fascinating and cutting-edge talks on Crisis. I am writing to you in the middle of our own … Continue reading New Year, New Hopes

CPF Finalized!

We are your benevolent Convergences leaders, Kate (she/her) and Angela (she/her), in our first of many blog posts for Convergences. We’ve finally got the CFP and the website ready for visitors! It’s been a tough journey in 2020, especially coming out of the pandemic and trying to not just survive, but thrive, in the fall … Continue reading CPF Finalized!