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28th Annual Canadian Military History Colloquium


5-6 May 2017
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario

Hosted by the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, the 28th Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University from 5-6 May, 2017. Conference organizers invite submissions pertaining to all periods and aspects of Canadian military history and war and society, but especially on Vimy Ridge, the battle and its legacy a century on. Please click this link to download the official Call for Papers.


Keynote Speakers:

Tim Cook, Canadian War Museum
Holger Herwig, University of Calgary
Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton


Registration and Travel Bursaries

There is NO registration fee or conference fee for graduate students presenting papers.

Proposals are welcome from all scholars including faculty, independent researchers, MA and PhD students.

A limited number of $500 travel bursaries will also be offered to the top graduate student presenters from non-Ontario universities provided they submit a 7500 – 10,000 word (including notes) article based on their conference presentation by 15 April.


To apply, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief bio to: [email protected]

Application deadline 1 February 2017.



Details will be posted shortly.


Book Sales & Launches

Details will be posted shortly.


Parking & Directions

Wilfrid Laurier University is located at 75 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON.

Both the Senate & Board Chamber and Paul Martin Centre are in the Dining Hall building, close to the main entrance of University Ave. You can find it on WLU’s interactive map, HERE.

Pay & Display Lots, 10, 20, and 4 are closest to the Paul Martin Centre and Senate & Board Chambers.

Note that parking rules differ for weekdays and weekends. CLICK HERE for visitor parking information, and HERE for WLU Conference Services’ campus maps and directions.


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