CONNECTIONS: Humanities and Social Sciences Conference


It's time to let your academic work shine! Showcasing undergraduate and masters student research in the humanities and social sciences.

May 4-5, 2019
University of Lethbridge

Registration Fee:
Conference Registration $30 (Includes a light breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, lunch on Saturday, and refreshments throughout both days)
Banquet Dinner $20 (May 4)

Registration is now closed.

Show off the best of your academic work at the first Connections: Humanities and Social Sciences Student Conference at the University of Lethbridge on May 4-5. Proposals for papers from any discipline with the academic fields of the humanities and social sciences are welcome. 

This is a great opportunity to see what other talented students are up to and how your work relates to wider interdisciplinary perspectives. If you have a term paper you are proud of or are working on one that you would like to share, consider presenting it this spring. You don’t need to submit the whole paper. We select presenters based solely on short abstracts (ca. 250 words) submitted online. We will assess your proposal and get back to you as soon as possible with either an acceptance or some constructive criticism. Once your proposal has been accepted, you will need to register.

Available delivery formats are presentation, poster, or both. You may present up to two papers.

The conference is open to students from any educational institute at any point in their educational career.

We welcome proposals from these and other subject areas:

  • Art 
  • Anthropology 
  • Archaeology
  • Canadian Studies
  • Classics  
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography (BA)
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Kinesiology & Physical Education (BA)
  • Language
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Religious Studies 
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urban & Regional Studies
  • Women & Gender Studies

General Schedule (Click here for detailed schedule and Conference program)

Friday, May 3, 2019

7-10pm | Meet & Greet - Finger food and Cash Bar, AH100 (Andy's Place) 

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Location: Anderson Hall)

8:00-8:55am | Light Breakfast & Registration
8:50-10:15am | Session 1
10:15am | Coffee Break, AH100 (Andy's Place)
10:30am-12:00pm | Sessions 2A-2E
12:00-12:40pm | Lunch, AH100 (Andy's Place)
12:40-1:10pm | Poster Session, AH100 (Andy's Place)
1:10-3:20pm | Sessions 3A-3E
3:20pm | Coffee Break, AH100 (Andy's Place)
3:35-4:35pm | Sessions 4A & 4B
4:50-10:00pm | Banquet with Keynote Speaker Dr. Jennifer Porter (Location:  AH100, Andy's Place)

Sunday, May 5, 2019 (Location: Anderson Hall)

8-9am | Light Breakfast & Registration
9:00-10:30am | Sessions 5A-5E
10:30am | Coffee Break, AH100 (Andy's Place)
10:45am-12:15pm | Session 6

Contact Prof. James Linville (; 403.329.2537) with any questions.

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