Convergences: York & University of Toronto Graduate History Conference

2021

Updates

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…

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…

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…

Convergences 2021 Article Contest

Publish! Publish! Publish! As graduate students, we are constantly under pressure to get into the world of academic publishing but opportunities to publish are few and far between and it can be rather tough to get feedback on our work! That’s why Convergences 2021 is partnering with York University’s Left History and the University of…

Conference planning diaries: panel-making

The best part about planning a conference is watching submissions roll in. We received over 60 submissions to the first annual Convergences conference and we couldn’t be more chuffed at the traction our newly minted conference has already gained. Here are some interesting statistics about the submissions we received: We received submissions from 11 Canadian…

Convergences Applications

Although it is no longer Valentine’s Day, love is still in the air! The submission deadline for Convergences closed on February 8, 2021, and the CYUT team is pleased to announce that our CFP has received a lot of love and attention. We currently have 57 submissions from PhD and MA students as well as…

Extending the call for submissions

So far we have received more than 30 submissions from people across Canada in English and French, as well as from the United States, Italy, Iran, and we are looking forward to more! We are so grateful for the responses we have received to our call for papers that we have decided to extend the…

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…

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…

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…


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