An online submission form for proposals to the 6th ESEH Conference has been opened at: http://eseh2011.utu.fi/cfp
The 2011 midsummer conference in Turku will be an innovative and new type of environmental meeting. The aim is to make this conference analytic, interactive and conversational. Welcome are proposals on complete sessions, individual papers and posters. Complimenting the traditional session programme with consecutive short talks, this conference provides four other session formats. As a result, there are the following five session alternatives:
1) Sessions with successive paper presentations
2) Roundtables on themes formulated in advance
3) Debates between several participants on environmental issues
4) Contests between two debaters
5) Sessions with commented visualisations, such as paintings, drawings, photos or films.
We conference organisers encourage you choosing freely from these alternatives and submitting complete session proposals especially. Nevertheless, individual paper and poster proposals are also welcome. A paper proposal is expected to include an abstract of an oral presentation of about 20 minutes, whereas a poster proposal should contain an abstract aiming at portraying a graphic view and written synopsis of a research project on paper, ready for display on a stand at the conference.
The theme of the conference is “Encounters of Sea and Land,” and under this umbrella theme there are twenty subthemes, which are listed in the Call for Papers section on the conference website. Neither the main theme nor subthemes are binding; suggestions on other themes of environmental history are welcome.
The conference covers all time periods and geographical areas of the globe. In keeping with a cherished tradition of the field, the conference is open to scholars from any discipline, background and continent.
Proposals must be written in English, the conference language, and submitted via the online submission form. The submitter should first register into the submission system and follow the instructions of the submission form, which contains boxes for personal data, abstracts and CVs.
The deadline for all types of submissions is Monday, 3 May 2010.
Sessions, papers and posters to the conferences will be selected by the members of an international Scientific Committee of ESEH, who will announce the decisions in early autumn 2010.
The conference will also include a social programme consisting of receptions, field trips and a banquet. Furthermore, in Finland the days are long in late June: darkness will not hinder your intentions to explore Turku.
If you have any questions related to submissions or formats of sessions, please, do not hesitate to contact the chair of the SC, Frank Uekötter (Frank.Uekoetter@carsoncenter.lmu.de) or the chair of the Local Organising Committee, Timo Myllyntaus (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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