Conference Cancellation

Dear All:

Thank-you to the various participants in the planning stages of this conference, including those of you who submitted abstracts, offered to lead workshops, volunteered labour and time, fundraised, and registered. At this time, New Approaches: History in the 21st Century is indefinitely postponed.

While those of us at Western University who organised the conference are confident that it would have been an exciting meeting and learning opportunity, we did not receive sufficient abstracts to run what we would consider a high caliber conference. We hope that the conference may still run at a future date, and if that is the case we will advertise so here, so keep your eyes peeled.

In particular, we are grateful to the faculty members at the University of Western Ontario and its affiliates who helped promote the conference and to support the graduate students as we planned. We are also grateful to Ian Milligan’s enthusiastic support and contributions to the conference.


The Conference Planning Committee


Registration NOW OPEN

Hi All!

Please find our opened registration at the following link:

We will send out a second registration request closer to the date, asking participants to pay the $20 registration fee, but at this time are hoping to preemptively get a sense of numbers.

Registration is for all conference participants, including those who do not intend to present a paper, or who do not intend to attend a workshop.

and even more exciting:

Please find our link, here, to register for our workshops:

If you sign up for workshops, please also register in the invite above.


If you haven’t sent in your abstracts, please do so before April 1, 2016. Details can be found, here:

We are still eagerly anticipating  participants to speak on: gender history, animal history, history of effect, teaching history, digital history, and anything new and innovative.

Registration Soon

Hi All:

Please keep your eyes peeled for Conference registration to open. The conference registration fee will likely be $20, but we will make sure to charge our participants as little as possible. When registration opens, we ask that all participants register, so that we have an idea of workshop and unconference participation – remember, you do not have to be a panel presenter to take advantage of the unconference and the wonderful workshop lineup that we have!

Keep your eyes peeled!

The deadline for registration is tentatively 8 April 2016.

UPDATES! Internal and external speaker + confirmed workshops!

We have confirmed Ian Milligan, assistant professor in digital and Canadian history at Waterloo University, as our external keynote speaker.

We have also confirmed Laurel Shire, assistant professor in nineteenth century US history, as our internal keynote speaker.

The following workshops are also confirmed:

  1. “Network Analysis: Finding Data and Visualising in an Open Source Program” with Ian Milligan and Tom Peace
  2. “3D Scanning and 3D Printing Demonstration and Discussion ” with William J. Turkel and Devon Elliott
  3. “Hands-On Introduction to Electronics and Physical Computing ” with William J. Turkel and Devon Elliott
  4. “How to Use QGIS: An Introduction to Historical Mapping Software and Techniques” with Nina Bozzo and Michael O’Hagan
  5. “Digital Workflow: Using DEVONthink to Store your Research and Find Hidden Connections” with Mitchell Horkoff and Tristan Johnson
  6. A workshop by by Rob MacDougall, potentially on teaching with digital methods

CFP responses are due April 1, 2016 to, please see instructions here.

When registration for workshops opens, there will be a 14 person cap per workshop.

We look forward to seeing you there!!