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april 24-25 avril 

Réflexions sur la crise à travers le temps et l’espace

Reflections on crisis across time and space

Thank you to everyone who made HITM 2021 a success! Stay tuned for more details on HITM 2022.

Theme 2021

THÈME · 2021 · THEME

Le monde est présentement affecté par une multitude de crises qui s’entrecroisent et se chevauchent:

de nature politique, environnementale, sanitaire, et même métaphysique. Les moments de crise interrompent non seulement nos vies et nos environnements, mais aussi notre perception du temps.

Certains sont vécus de façon momentanée et soudaine, et d’autres évoluent au ralenti. Cette réalité

crée, pour le monde académique, une opportunité exceptionnelle de réfléchir et de reconsidérer la

temporalité, les façons dont on interprète le passage du temps, et les manières dont est représenté

le temps dans nos archives et références.

Cette conférence est une opportunité pour les étudiants verses disciplines de remettre en question la perception du temps, sous des perspectives différentes. Comment les façons conventionnelles de comprendre la crise et le temps ont-elle modelé notre société et notre planète? Comment les crises transfrontalières interrompent-elles ou nécessitent-elles des liens transnationaux?

In this moment, the world is entangled in overlapping crises - political, environmental, viral, and even metaphysical. Moments of crisis do not just interrupt our lives and environment, but also our experience of time. Some are experienced in a flash, while others move in slow motion. This process creates a rare opportunity for scholars to consider temporality, the ways we interpret the passage of time, and the ways time is reflected within our sources. 

This conference is an opportunity for graduate students from across disciplines to question the experience of time from different perspectives. How have conventional ways of understanding crisis and time shaped our society and planet? How do border-crossing crises interrupt or necessitate transnational connections? 




History in the Making est un colloque étudiant organisé par des membres du corps étudiant des deuxième et troisième cycles de Concordia pour des étudiantes et étudiants des deuxième et troisième cycles à travers l'Amérique du nord. Le colloque offre l'opportunité aux membres de la relève académique de présenter leur travail, de recevoir des commentaires constructifs de la part des autres conférencières et conférenciers et du public, et, ultimement, de perfectionner leur recherche. Le colloque offre également l'opportunité de rencontrer et de forger des liens avec d'autres chercheuses et chercheurs émergents à travers le continent.

History in the Making is a student-run conference put on by Concordia graduate students for graduate students across North America. The conference provides emerging scholars with a platform to present their research, receive valuable input from panelists and conference attendees, and ultimately refine their findings and strengthen their arguments. The conference also provides graduate students with an opportunity to network and forge friendships with other emerging scholars from across the continent.




The INDI Program of Concordia


CISSC - Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture Happenings Program


Concordia Council for Student Life - CCSL Special Project Funding


School of Graduate of Studies - Graduate Community Support Fund







Xuefeng Hu is a second-year MA student in History studying later medieval England gender history. Her research aims to explore how major economic transition periods affected women’s lives in later medieval England. The 150 years of depopulation and dislocation following the first Black Death pandemic in 1347-50 had a great impact on women’s economic and labour status on the one hand, and their marriage choices on the other. Her study will use legal records to analyze factors influencing women’s marital choice, such as age at marriage, work status before marriage, and independent choice of marriage partner or dependence on parental approval.



Teejay Bhalla (he/they) is a second-year MA student in History. Their work and interests explore the nature of community organization, the development of national identities, and the role of marginalized voices in the making of nations. He looks for ways to bring his work and experience back to the community through film curation, public speaking, photography and design. They were formerly the Manager and Programmer at Cinema Moderne in Montreal, and are currently the General Coordinator of Concordia’s Graduate History Students Association. Recently, they held a photo exhibition entitled El Pueblo Unido, exploring the relationship between humans with the natural world, and the impact of neoliberalism on the land and people of Chile. 



Devin Murray is a first-year MA student in History. His work focuses on international history, in particular Canada’s connections in the 20th century to places outside of Europe and the U.S. His thesis is concerned with the establishment of Canadian mining interests in Tanzania and the political, economic, and social processes that made that material connection possible. More broadly he is interested in international development history, Cold War conflict, decolonization, neoliberalism, history in the media, and alternative temporality.



Bree Stuart is a second-year Master's student in History, and a trained musician and producer. Her research examines the history of sex work in 20th-century Montreal, specifically around the first and second world wars. The focus of her research involves the lives, legal statuses, and business acumen of women and men working within the sex work industry, specifically in the numerous brothels, and addresses the agency of sex workers on all levels, particularly of women engaging with and circumventing authorities.



Danielle Douez is an MA student in Philosophy. Her interests include the philosophy of history and memory, postcolonial theory, and environmental ethics. Her current research focuses on epistemic injustice and the production of historical knowledge as part of Concordia's Cities Hub. She previously worked as an editor at The Conversation US covering immigration policy, the criminal justice system, and race.


The History Department of Concordia


The Geography Department of Concordia

The Religion Department of Concordia

The Philosophy Department of Concordia

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