Frontiers in Environmental History: Mainstreaming the “Marginal”
Providence, RI, March 26-30 2003
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: SEPTEMBER 1, 2002.
The program committee for the American Society for Environmental History Annual Meetings to be held in Providence, RI, in March 2003, invites proposals for panels, papers, and posters. Proposals may address any area or field of environmental history. However, in keeping with the theme of the conference, the program committee specifically solicits submissions that call attention to previously underrepresented world areas and intellectual approaches. Panels on the environmental history of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe are particularly encouraged. Of equal interest are subjects that examine urban and industrial environments and those on the interface between environmental history and disciplines such as geography, anthropology, ecology and economics. By exploring the margins and encouraging interdisciplinary conversations, we seek to expand the frontiers of the field, and in the process, gain new insights on its traditional core.
The program committee strongly encourages proposals for complete panels with four individual papers and a chair. In order to maximize the number of papers and create more opportunity for creative exchanges with members of the audience, the program committee prefers not to include a commentator in each session. If you feel that a discussant is essential for your panel, please include in your application an explanation of why a commentator is intrinsically necessary for its coherence. Please note also that although the committee prefers full panels, individual paper proposals are welcome. The committee seeks proposals from scholars across a broad range of disciplines. Panels that are interdisciplinary or which bring together papers on common themes from across different world areas are particularly encouraged, as are those involving scholars from traditionally underrepresented regions.
To apply, please download the form from the ASEH Webpage (http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~environ/) and send SIX copies, along with six copies of the required attachments to:
ASEH Program Committee Chair
Department of Environmental Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA.
Please feel free to contact any member of the program committee should you have any questions:
Colin Duncan, McGill University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nancy Jacobs, Brown University (Nancy_Jacobs@Brown.edu)
Byron Pearson, West Texas A&M University (email@example.com)
Stephanie Pincetl, University of Southern California (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ravi Rajan, University of California, Santa Cruz (email@example.com)
Sylvia Washington, Northwestern University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mission statement: The American Society for Environmental History seeks historical understanding of the human experience with the environment. Drawing upon perspectives ranging from the liberal arts to the social and natural sciences, the Society encourages cross-disciplinary dialogue on every aspect of the present and past relationship of humankind to the natural environment.
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