EH+ Writing Workshop 2.0

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Deadline: Mar 2 2012
Event Date: May 31 2012 – Jun 1 2012
Event Website: Event Webpage
City: Hamilton, Ontario
Country: Canada
Primary Contact Name: Michael Egan
Contact Email:

CFP: EH+ Writing Workshop 2.0

Graduate students and new scholars are invited to submit proposals for the second NiCHE-funded writing workshop in environmental history at McMaster University (31 May – 1 June 2012). Prospective participants should send a 300-word abstract of their topic by 2 March 2012 to receive consideration. The abstract should outline topic, argument, and archival sources. The focus of this year’s workshop will be academic publishing, with specific focus on article-length pieces. The workshop’s format will consist of peer discussion of pre-circulated papers, accompanied by short presentations on a variety of topics ranging from the mechanics of article submission and the peer review process to readability and accessibility in scholarly writing.

Final papers should be clean drafts, ready for journal submission on an environmental history topic. They should adhere to the word count and formatting requirements of their intended publication, and should strive for clarity and accessibility as much as possible. In addition to submitting a paper, participants will also be required to submit a two-minute video, describing the topic and themes as succinctly as possible, the intended audience (ie. journal title), and any particular issues they would like peer readers to consider or evaluate in reading the piece.

Limited funding is available to help defray the cost of travel to and from Hamilton and accommodation; preference will be given to NiCHE members, but others are encouraged to apply. Inquiries can be directed to Michael Egan (


2 March 2012: deadline for submission of 300-word abstracts
9 March 2012: invitations distributed
30 April 2012: deadline for submission of pre-circulated papers & video synopses

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Michael Egan

Michael Egan is an associate professor and University Teaching Fellow in the History Department at McMaster University. His current teaching and (SSHRC-funded) research revolves around the history of the future and the construction of “modern arks” as a means of insulating against future catastrophes.

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