The Northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada:
An Environmental History
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Northeast and Atlantic Environmental History Forum will host a one-day academic workshop to examine new approaches to the environmental history of the Northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada.
A growing body of environmental history scholarship on this eastern region suggests that the themes, issues, questions, and methodologies that emerge here are distinct from (although still intimately tied to) the wider field of environmental history. The organizers of the conference welcome paper proposals based on work in progress dealing with relations between society, culture, and the environment in this multi-faceted region. Papers might consider topics such as land use, waterways, forests, oceans, environmental justice, native peoples, women, men, and governments. Papers should be 3,500-4,000 words in length, and present original research on specific topics on the environmental history of the northeastern US and Atlantic Canada.
Accepted papers will be pre-circulated to registered attendees. Presentations will be organized into four themed panels. Presenters will be given 10 minutes to preface discussion of their papers, and commentators will provide a 10-minute evaluation of the entire panel before discussion is opened to workshop participants.
Proposals should consist of a 500-word abstract of the proposed paper and a complete CV. All proposals should be submitted individually to Brian Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission is July 20, 2012.
Forum Committee Members:
- Claire Campbell, Dalhousie University
- Michael Chiarappa, Quinnipiac University
- Richard Judd, University of Maine
- Matthew McKenzie, University of Connecticut
- Brian Payne, Bridgewater State University
- Tony Penna, Northeastern University