UPEI to host tenth-annual Atlantic Universities Undergraduate History and Classics Conference

Three-day event gives undergrads experience in presenting in an academic conference setting
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Jeremy Brimacombe, Dr. Richard Kurial (faculty advisor), Nick Scott, and Ida Embleton

The University of Prince Edward Island will host the tenth-annual Atlantic Universities Undergraduate History and Classics Conference (AUUHCC) March 2–4. The AUUHCC provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience in an academic conference setting—valuable skills for those heading to graduate school. The theme for this year’s conference is Shifting Paradigms: Revising the Past.

The conference is open to students from all universities in the Atlantic region. While the conference is focused primarily on history and classics, it is open to students of any discipline who are looking to gain experience presenting in an academic setting.

The AUUHCC is a student-led conference, which rotates to a different university across the Atlantic regional every year. This is the first time UPEI has hosted the conference since 2015.

“Participating in the AUUHCC last year was one of the best university experiences I've had to date,” said conference co-chair Ida Embleton. “It is such an awesome and accessible opportunity to learn, grow, and make valuable connections with people who share similar interests.”

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. James Moran, associate professor of history at UPEI. Dr. Moran will discuss his newest book, which examines madness and civil law in New England and the United States.

All events are open to the public.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.

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