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Conferences

Queen's & Kingston host many conferences and other speaking opportunities.  As we here of any that may be relevant to you the graduate student, we will post here ( some may be a little further a field).


McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History - Call for Proposals

The Conference (6th-7th March 2015), will feature key note speaker, Professor Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University, winner of the 2013 Pulitizer Prize in History in addition to a roundtable discussion on the future uses and implications of the rise of digital humanities.

The Conference encourages proposals from any geographic region or temporal period.  Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and a 125 word academic biography in Word or PDF to mcgillqueens2015@gmail.com by 1st December 2014.

For more information please email or check out www.mcgillqueens2015.wordpress.com


University of Ottawa - Call for Proposals

We are seeking proposal submissions for the Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium held on March 5-6, 2015, hosted by the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa.

Western science has long been guided by Cartesian philosophy which is based on universal characteristics to define binary categories. This tradition continues in mainstream conceptualizations of “body/mind”, “quantitative/qualitative”, and “natural science/social science”. This conference aims to go beyond restrictive conventional binaries that have isolated and segregated academic disciplines to highlight the interconnection between scholarship in all fields. 

We are seeking proposal submissions for the Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium held on March 5-6, 2015, hosted by the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. 

As a trans-disciplinary conference, we aim to bring together bodies of knowledge and in so doing, emphasize the fluidities of disciplinary intertwinnings. We invite graduate students to re-consider their conceptualizations of research from initial philosophical assumptions to the ways in which they engage in the research process and knowledge dissemination. In this sense, you are invited to dance with and delve into the “conventional” and the “unconventional" as you situate your presentation with the overall conference theme: "Def(y|in)ing the Conventional: Moving Bodies of Knowledge". 

Topics can be expressed through such fields as: 

  • Education 
  • Health Sciences 
  • Sociology 
  • Psychology 
  • Human Kinetics 

This conference, held in both English and French, will give participants the opportunity to improve their public-speaking skills and generate a network of students and professors that share their intellectual interests. 

Full details on how to apply & criteria (521KB)