Environmental History Panels at Congress 2014

Congress 2014, hosted by Brock University, is quickly approaching. I’ve gone over the preliminary programs for both the Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian Association of Geographers and highlighted a panels that may be of interest to, or are being presented by, environmental historians. The PDF CHA schedule is here and the CAG is here.

I may have missed a few panels, so please let me know in the comments and I’ll update the list.

Monday, May 26

 8:30-10

 Finding Nature, Hiding Culture and Forgetting Industry at Canadian and American Parks. CHA

 Panel: Lauren Wheeler, Jessica DeWitt, Peter Anderson (me!)

Chair: John Walsh

15:15-16:45

The Great Naked, Rowdy, Drunken Outdoors: Exploring Canada’s Vernacular Culture of Nature through ‘Bad’ Behaviour CHA

Panel: Dale Barbour, Ben Bradley, Mary-Ann Shantz

Chair: Sean Kheraj

Tuesday, May 27

8:30-10

Thinking about Animals in Urban Canada CHA

Panel: Joanna Dean, Christabelle Sethna, Darcy Ingram

Chair: Laura Cameron

 Systems, Spaces, Objects, Identities: Cultural Histories of Technology in 20th Century Canada CHA

 Panel: Daniel Macfarlane, Bret Edwards, Jan Hadlaw, Anne F MacLennan

Chair: Steve Penfold

 10:15-11:45

 Sustainable Development, the Arctic, and “Counterweights”: Problems in the 1970s, Problems Now CHA

 Panel: P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Henry Trim, Frank Maas

Chair: Ian Muller

10:30-12:00

Forest Ecosystems, Economies and Places CAG

Panel: Sinead Earley; Brenda Murphy, Annette Chretien, Grant Morin; Anderson Assuah; and, Sara Teitelbaum and Ryan Bullock 

 Wednesday, May 28

 10:15-11:45

 Blending Boundaries: Integrating Historical Approaches in Examining the Natural World in 20th Century Canada CHA

 Panel: Jonathan McQuerrie, Mike Commito, Mark Kuhlberg

Chair: TBA

13:30-15:00

Special Panel on a Proposal for a Canadian Historical GIS Network CAG

Panel: Byron Moldofsky, Leon Robichaud, Donald Lafreniere   

Critical Legal Geographies CAG

Panel: Valentia Capurri; Rebekah Ingram, Adrian John, Richard Quodomine and Jay Toth; and, Laura Schaefli  

13:45-15:15

The State, Conservation and Moral Economies CHA

Panel: George Warecki, Steve Penfold, Denny DeSerres Brett

Chair: TBA

15:30-17:00

Interrogating Toronto’s Past CAG

Panel: Richard Anderson, Harvey Rainbow, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh 

 

Originally posted here.

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I am a PhD student in Geography at Queen's University, studying the environmental histories and cultural geographies of Ottawa's Central Experimental Farm. After completing an M.A. in Public History at Carleton, I worked in the federal civil service and as an independent public history consultant before returning to the academy. I am on the National Council on Public History's Consultants' Committee (2013-2016), the project coordinator for the Transnational Ecologies Project at NiCHE (2014-present), and a past New Scholars' Representative at NiCHE (2013-2014).