by Ben Bradley.
The 4th Symposium of Environmental Historians of Southern Ontario (EH-SO) will be held in Toronto, on energy and forestry.
The EH-SO symposiums are intended to develop connections between environmental historians who are located in southern Ontario. The University of Toronto, with support from NiCHE, is hosting the fourth EH-SO on Saturday, March 22nd. The symposium will be held in the afternoon so as to make travel easier for attendees coming from afar, and will be followed by dinner at Agave Y Aguacate, a Mexican-inspired tapas restaurant located a short distance from the event venue.
Please RSVP by March 18 if you plan to attend so that suitable preparations (and dinner reservations) can be made. Sidney Smith Hall is located on St. George Street, just a couple buildings south of Harbord Street. The closest subway station is St. George.
Event date: Saturday March 22, 2014
Location: Sidney Smith Hall, room 2098, University of Toronto, 12:45 – 5:00pm
Contact: Ben Bradley firstname.lastname@example.org
Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto, 12:45 – 5:00pm
Panel 1 1:00 – 2:45pm
Energy and the Environment
Chris Conway, PhD candidate, History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, University of Toronto
“‘What is taken for granted’: Rethinking Electricity and the Environment in Ontario, 1974-1983.”
Stacy Nation-Knapper, PhD candidate, History, York University
“Sen’k’lip, Salmon, and Inundation: Indigenous Experiences of Columbia River Plateau Hydroelectric Development.”
Ruth Sandwell, Associate Professor, OISE, University of Toronto
“Artificial Lighting: How Manufactured Gas, Kerosene, and Electricity Made (and Polluted) the Modern World.”
Panel 2 3:00 – 4:45pm
Forests and National Identity in Canada
Michael O’Hagan, PhD candidate, History, Western University
“‘In the Midst of the Canadian Bush’: Mapping Prisoners of War in Riding Mountain National Park.”
Sinead Earley, PhD candidate, Geography, Queen’s University
“Forest Knowledge (re)Rooted: The Sopron Division of Hungarian Forestry at the University of British Columbia, 1956-1961.”
Joanna Dean, Associate Professor, History, Carleton University
Agave Y Aguacate, 35 Baldwin Street
This restaurant is a 10-15 minute walk due south of Sidney Smith Hall.
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