The ASEH invites proposals for its 2013 conference that will convene 3-6 April in Toronto, Canada - North America’s fourth largest city and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically and linguistically diverse places on the continent. Toronto’s location, amid lakes and rivers, has long made it a site of confluences and crossings. An important aboriginal fishing site, a key portage during the fur trade, and now a “global city,” Toronto has at different moments been a nodal point for flows of fish, furs, peoples, and capital.
Environmental history challenges many familiar boundaries. Our theme, “Confluences, Crossings, and Power” calls attention to flows and boundary-crossings, while also highlighting the role of power in shaping movements and their direction. We seek panel and roundtable proposals that engage with this theme in many different guises: political borders and the flows across them; the interactions of water and land; the crossings of peoples, species, and cultures; movements of pollutants across landscapes and bodies; resource and commodity flows; urban-hinterland relationships; the flows and frictions that constitute "globalization”; the crossing of intellectual boundaries; and the emergence of transdisciplinary collaborations.We also see the conference’s location in Toronto as an opportunity to encourage non-US topics, transnational and comparative perspectives, and presentations focused on the Great Lakes and high-latitude regions.
The program committee invites panel, roundtable, individual paper, and poster proposals for the conference on these and other topics. We aim to include sessions that cover the globe, all eras of history, and that engage with other important historical themes including race, gender, imperialism, and diaspora histories. We welcome teaching sessions, non-traditional formats, and sessions that encourage active audience participation. We encourage panels that include historians at different career stages and different types of institutions (academic and public) and that are gender and racially diverse. We strongly prefer to receive complete session proposals, although we will endeavor to construct sessions from proposals for individual presentations. To find possible presenters for your panel, consider posting an idea on H-Environment at least one month before the CFP deadline of June 15, 2012.
Sessions will be scheduled for 1.5 hours. Please note that it is ASEH policy to allow at least 30 minutes for discussion in every session. No single presentation should exceed 15 minutes, and each roundtable presentation should be less than ten minutes since roundtables are designed to maximize discussion. Commentators are allowed but not required. Please note that individuals can present or comment on only one panel, roundtable, or poster session in addition to chairing a second session.
All conference participants are expected to register for the annual meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the 2013 program committee:
- John Soluri, Carnegie Mellon University, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Colin M Coates, York University, CCoates@glendon.yorku.ca
- Linda Nash, University of Washington, email@example.com
- Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Graeme Wynn, University of British Columbia, email@example.com
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