American Society for Environmental History
Annual Meeting Announcement and 2nd Call for Posters
Living on the Edge:
Human Desires and Environmental Realities
Baton Rouge, LA, 28 FEBRUARY-3 MARCH 2007
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 10 OCTOBER 2006
The program committee for the American Society for Environmental History invites poster proposals for its March 2007 meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Proposals may address any area of environmental history, but in keeping with the conference’s theme, the committee specifically solicits submissions examining perceptions of risk and social responses to environmental disasters and the idea of living on the edge: edges of danger, edges of continents, edges of poverty, and the space between history and other disciplines. After the enormous destruction along the Gulf Coast resulting from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, it seems all the more essential to consider the deep complexities of dealing with environmental hazards, and the varying roles of science, government, politics, and community.
The committee supports approaches ranging from the transnational to the personal, from policy to politics, and we encourage proposals by anthropologists, ecologists, economists, geographers, and sociologists. Panels that integrate disparate geographic areas or disciplinary approaches will be particularly favored. By seeking interdisciplinary conversations about environmental disasters and their implications, we hope to cast new light on this subject. We will let you know of our decision by mid-October.
To submit a proposal, go to http://chnm.gmu.edu/tools/surveys/1725/ and fill out the form.
Should you have questions about posters, please contact:
ASEH Program Committee, ASEH2007@hotmail.com
Laura Watt, Sonoma State University (email@example.com)
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