Call for Papers: New Directions in Environmental History Twitter Conference

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NiCHE New Scholars Committee Presents

New Directions in Environmental History #NDEnvHist2019

A Twitter Conference

Conference Dates: May 23rd and May 24th, 2019

Proposal Deadline: April 30th, 2019

The NiCHE New Scholars Committee is excited to announce that we are organizing a Twitter conference preceding the Canadian Historical Association conference. New Directions in Environmental History will take place on Twitter on May 23rd and 24th, 2019. We welcome proposals on any topic/theme that engages with Canadian environmental history in some capacity.

Following the popularity and success of the Beyond 150: Telling Our Stories Twitter conference in 2017, organized by Andrea Eidinger and Krista Mccracken, and the ASEH Graduate Caucus and NiCHE’s #ASEH2018TWEETS conference in 2018, NiCHE New Scholars hopes this online conference will allow scholars with an interest in environmental history to disseminate their research to a wide audience. Please note this conference is not limited to historians or to researchers affiliated with a university. A primary goal of this conference is to reach beyond the academy and represent the important environmental history work done in alternative-academic career tracks.

New Directions in Environmental History is open to researchers at all professional levels, though graduate students, recent PhD graduates, postdoctoral fellows, and early career alt-academic scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. This conference is designed to encourage public engagement, collaboration, and networking with other environmental humanities scholars, and to spark discussion on where the field of environmental history is headed.

Three types of presentations will be considered:

  • Those not attending the CHA, but who still wish to disseminate some of their research
  • Those who are presenting at the CHA and wish to offer a (condensed) preview of your talk
  • Canadianists who will present at ASEH in April but are not attending the CHA and wish to revise their ASEH paper for this conference

Each presenter will be allocated a 15 minute period to present their work in a 10-12 Tweet thread. Following each presentation, there will be a ten-minute period for questions and discussion. Presentations can be either visual (consisting of slides and/or graphics), text-based (within the character limit on Twitter), or a combination of both. A guide with information about formatting and guidelines will be circulated to presenters before the conference.

New Directions in Environmental History has no conference fees and no travel costs. This conference is designed to breakdown the various barriers scholars, both within and outside the academy, face in disseminating their research and to stimulate discussion among the NiCHE network and beyond.

To apply to New Directions in Environmental History, fill out this form no later than April 30th 2019.

Questions or inquiries about this conference can be directed to Heather Green at greenh1@mcmaster.ca or on Twiter @heathergreen21.

#NDEnvHist2019 Presenter’s Guide

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Heather Green is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University and a Fulbright Canada Scholar. She is also the 2018-2019 NiCHE New Scholars rep. Her research interests include Indigenous histories, mining history, and histories of environmental tourism. Her current research projects focus on the development of trophy hunting and wildlife regulation in the Yukon and a history of coal mining and power generation in Northeastern Arizona. You can connect with her on twitter @heathergreen21.

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