Saturday’s Guest Speaker

The HIM Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Philippe Warren will deliver the conference’s closing speech on Saturday evening, March 16.  Dr. Warren is a research chair at Concordia University specializing in Québec’s culture and social movements.  For more information see Dr. Warren’s profile here.

Further details of the program are on the way!

Friday’s Guest Speaker

The HIM Committee is pleased to announce that Sean Farrell, associate professor at Northern Illinois University, will kick off the conference with a presentation on Friday evening.  Dr. Farrell specializes in popular politics and culture in Ireland.  For more information see Dr. Farrell’s profile here.

Further details of the program will be announced soon!

Conference Theme

Unresolved Conflicts: Popular Movements and Ongoing Social Change

We are experiencing an era of history-making change.  Popular movements regularly challenge institutional monopolies on political and social power across the globe.  How do these contemporary movements compare with past efforts to effect social change?  How do governments and other organizations react to mass demonstrations of disapproval for their policies or methods of enforcement?

These and other questions will be the subjects of the 18th Annual History in the Making Conference, hosted by the Concordia University Graduate History Students’ Association.  Taking place over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Montreal, this year’s theme: Unresolved Conflicts: Popular Movements and Ongoing Social Change will address topics surrounding popular mobilizations and institutional reactions.