Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Resources / Library and Archives Canada / PA-021656

CFP: special issue of Scientia Canadensis on Environment and Technology

Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Resources / Library and Archives Canada / PA-021656

Call for Papers

For a special issue of Scientia Canadensis on Environment and Technology

Environment and technology are broad rubrics, and historians have been investigating their intersection for some time now. North American envirotech scholars have examined, among others, such subjects as hydroelectric mega-projects, urban sanitation, mining, wildlife management, fisheries science, and agricultural biotechnology. This work has sharpened our understanding of how environments and technologies shape each other, and of the societies and polities that produce them.

To further advance envirotech discussion, co-editors Daniel Macfarlane and William Knight invite contributions for a special issue of Scientia Canadensis. To be published in 2018, this special issue seeks to further explore envirotech and push it in new directions. Scientia Canadensis is generally focused on Canadian history, but the editors welcome contributions that broaden the scope to North America, and especially invite articles that consider envirotech in transnational contexts.

Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Resources / Library and Archives Canada / PA-021656

Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Resources / Library and Archives Canada / PA-021656

Authors are invited to submit abstracts by June 14, 2017, with final articles due December 14, 2017. Article length is 8,000 to 10,000 words. Other types of contributions are welcome, including review essays, roundtables, image galleries or research notes. Scientia Canadensis is the journal of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association and publishes twice a year. A peer-reviewed digital journal, Scientia Canadensis is published by the Erudit publishing consortium. https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/scientia/

 

Abstracts due: June 14, 2017

Articles due: December 14, 2017

Please send correspondence and abstracts (using cc) to:

Daniel Macfarlane, Western Michigan University daniel.macfarlane@wmich.edu

William Knight, Canada Science & Technology Museums: wknight@techno-science.ca

 

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Daniel is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University. He is a co-editor of The Otter and is a member of the NiCHE executive board. A transnational environmental historian who focuses on Canadian-American border waters, particularly in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin, Daniel is the author of "Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway" and co-editor of "Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water Relationship." He is co-editing a collection on the International Joint Commission, completing a book on Niagara Falls, and doing research on the history of Great Lakes water levels and other environmental diplomacy issues. Website: https://danielmacfarlane.wordpress.com Twitter: @Danny__Mac__