If you are like me, you must find it hard to believe that the summer has begun, much less passed its midpoint. The unavoidable truth, however, is that the new school year is fast approaching. As you return to the routine of the academic year, I hope that you will make the Boston Environmental History Seminar part of your regular schedule. Our first session will take place on Tuesday, October 10, and we have something exciting planned for you-a panel discussion featuring four distinguished scholars addressing the question "What Is Environmental History?" Between the opening session and April, our steering committee has lined up six more programs. Following our customary format, each meeting except the first will be devoted to the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Programs will begin at 5:15; after each session the Society will provide a light sandwich supper.
Several years ago, we began to make seminar papers available to subscribers via the MHS Web site. Most of you have taken us up on this innovation, secured your papers electronically, and pocketed the $10.00 savings we offered off our annual subscription rate of $25.00. This year, once again, we are offering the papers at a discount if you download them from our site. Several weeks before each session, we will post the paper in PDF at a protected corner of our site. Subscribers will receive instructions for accessing the essays when we receive their checks. By special arrangement, we will also mail copies to subscribers who are absolutely unable to acquire the essays off the Internet. The annual fee for electronic subscribers will remain $15.00; subscribers who continue to receive the papers by USPS must pay $25.00. Make your checks payable to Massachusetts Historical Society. To avoid confusion here, PLEASE SPECIFY THE SEMINAR TO WHICH YOU ARE SUBSCRIBING.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the MHS on October 10 and throughout the year.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Panel Discussion, “What Is Environmental History?”
Panelists: Brian Donahue, Brandeis University; John Ebel, Boston College; David Foster, Harvard Forest; Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz, Harvard University
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