The Graduate History Student Association (GHSA) at York is hosting its 10th annual New Frontiers conference from Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 16-18, in Founders College. The conference consists of six panels each consisting of three concurrent session. Session topics include: politics of religion; examining the classroom; constructing Aboriginal identity; war & public memory; sport & leisure; diverse experiences in the Islamic diaspora; media, popular culture & history; working in health care in the 20th century. For the conference schedule and contact information, see the New Frontiers Web site. Guest speakers for the conference, whose presentations will be held in Founders Assembly Hall, 152 Founders College, are:
- Joshua Fogel, York Canada Research Chair in the History of Modern China, with a discussion on "Doing Chinese & Japanese History at the same time: The emergence of Shanghai in the 19th century and its Japanese community", on Thursday at 5pm;
- Elizabeth Elbourne, McGill University, with the Keynote Address, on Friday, 7pm;
- Jennifer Stephen, York professor in the Faculty of Arts History Department, with the Closing Address, on Saturday, at 4pm.