• Second Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium - Thank You!


    The Constellations Second Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium has officially concluded. This year we hosted presentations on extremely diverse topics such as the Canadian book industry, indigenous homelessness, R. B. Bennett and the Great Depression, domestic violence and gangs in Guatemala, Sherman and the American Civil War, and a comparison of chivalry and knighthood.


    We recognize that this conference was not an easy feat for anyone due to the challenges of COVID, being hosted online, and the time constraints on everyone at this time of the year. As such, we would like to take the opportunity to officially thank the following for their role in helping to ensure the success of the symposium this year:

    • All of the audience members who took the time to attend and participate
    • All of the presenters who have bravely offered to share their research during such a tumultuous time: Chloe Simmons, Heather Mark, Julia-Rose Miller, Alyssa Fraser, Anthony Gallipoli, and Karen Vuong
    • The staff at the UofA Libraries as well as the support staff
    • Dr. Heilman for her excellent welcome video and promotion
    • Dr. Lieffers of King’s University for her promotion of the symposium
    • All of the professors who have dedicated time to promoting the symposium
    • The Faculty of Arts and the Department of History, Classics, and Religious Studies for promoting the symposium
    • Finally, we would like to offer a special thanks to Crystal Snyder​, the URI, FURCA, and the Library Publishing Team, who have been instrumental in helping the conference to proceed this year


    Thank you so much for an amazing symposium. The Constellations Journal and the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium would never be possible without your support for undergraduate research in history and classics.


    Best wishes,

    Benedict Agarma and Keenan Walker


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  • Second Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium


    Constellations invites you to our second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium!

    Join us online this March 23-24 from 10:20 to 2:00 for a variety of outstanding undergraduate research within the field of history and classics. 


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    If you have trouble accessing the conference, please send an email to



    Tuesday March 23, 2021

    10:20-10:30: Introduction by the editors and Dr. Jaymie Heilman, Associate Chair (Undergraduate)

    10:30-11:00: "Americanization:" The Canadian Book Industry as Case Study by Chloe Simmons

    Break (10 minutes)

    11:10-11:40: Asserting Control Over [A]Historical Consciousness: How the Settler State Perpetuates Indigenous Homelessness by Heather Mark

    12:50-1:20: Failure to Recover: a Discussion of the Failures of R.B. Bennett to Recover from the Great Depression by Julia-Rose Miller


    Wednesday March 24, 2021

    10:30-11:00: Domestic Violence and Maras in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Guatemala by Alyssa Fraser 

    Break (10 minutes)

    11:10 - 11:40: Sherman’s March to the Sea: A March in Brilliance by Anthony Gallipoli

    Break (30 minutes)

    12:10 - 12:40: Chivalry and Knighthood in the Past and Present; Contrasting “Gawain” and Fire Emblem Three Houses by Karen Vuong

    12:50-1:00: Closing remarks by editors


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