Workshop Schedule and Reading List now available
A panel on environmental history and the media, with Bob McDonald of CBC's Quirks and Quarks, and Rick Boychuk, the recently retired editor of Canadian Geographic, will kick off this year's Canadian History and Environment Summer School (CHESS) in Ottawa / Gatineau. The panel will explore ways in which environmental historians can make their work accessible to a wider audience. CHESS 2009 will take place from May 22-24 and will focus on the role of the state in environmental history. Participants from across Canada will explore the diverse ways the state constructs and is constructed by the environment.
Saturday's discussions will take place in Gatineau Park, and will conclude with a hike through
the stone follies in the Mackenzie King Estate and dinner in the market area. On Sunday, workshops on agriculture and the state will be held at the Central Experimental Farm. Participants will be housed at St Paul's University on the Rideau River.
Previous summer schools in Toronto, Saskatoon and Vancouver have provided excellent networking opportunities for graduate students and faculty. This year's CHESS has attracted an unprecedented number of applicants bringing a di-verse range of interests including biotechnology, state environmental agencies, wilderness preservation and national identity, mega-projects and landscape change, wildlife conservation, and green governmentality. We are looking forward to interesting discussions in the workshops and over dinner. The summer school will be bilingual, with papers and discussion in both French and English.
The next CHESS will be held in Ottawa May 22-24, 2009. The 2009 organizers are Joanna Dean and Andrew Johnston of Carleton University.
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- pdf - Directions to CHESS 2009 (May 19, 2009).
- pdf - Schedule and Workshop Readings List
- Read the 2009 Announcement (Jan, 2009).