I am seeking panelists and a chair/commentator for a panel on environmental issues at the OAH annual meeting in San Francisco in April 2013.
The panel examines the nexus between political decision-making and social/civic activism in relation to environmental issues. While scholars have looked at modern environmental concerns through a national perspective, they have marginalized issues and cases that operated at the local and regional levels. Reflecting the meeting theme of “Entangled Histories,” this panel considers the conflicts and collaborations of political decision-making at all levels of government and the operations of social/civic activism. The panel is open to a wide variety of environmental issues and approaches that fit the thematic focus. My own paper focuses on early 1970s political and civic opposition to the development of a tract of land in suburban Washington and how residents pushed local officials to ultimately purchase the property for use as a nature preserve.
If you are interested in joining the panel, please submit the following to fulfill OAH proposal guidelines:
•a complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and affiliation
•a prospectus of no more than 250 words
•a CV of no more than 500 words
Please submit materials in advance of the conference deadline to allow time for the development of the session abstract.
John H. Spiers
John H. Spiers
firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
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