ASEH 2012 Panel: American and Canada Environmentalism
We are a group of Canadians proposing a panel on the history of the environmental movement in Canada for ASEH 2012, with a particular interest in the relationship of environmentalism and science. We are looking for a few good Americanists interested in the same with whom to pair up panels.
Our panel consists of four presenters looking at the following:
1) The influence of New Brunswick scientists on Rachel Carson and her work in Silent Spring in the 50s/60s.
2) Links between tar-sands protests beginning in the 1970s and research at the University of Alberta dating back to the 1930s.
3) The role of engineers, and one in particular, in legitimizing environmental protest during the High Ross Dam controversy on the Skagit River in BC/Washington.
4) The environmentalism of church groups in Nova Scotia in the 70s, and the influence on other organizations of their combination of scientific and values arguments.
Please contact Mark Leeming (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in putting together the other half of a back-to-back environmentalism panel.
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