Northeast-Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum

Fredericton, NL. Photo: R. Hiscock

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Update: The deadline for submitting papers for the Northeast-Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum’s 2014 workshop in Prince Edward Island has been extended to March 15.

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for both young and advanced scholars to share their latest research. All papers will be pre-ciruclated to provide the most in-depth critic possible. All past participants have raved about the exceptional collegiality and general helpfulness of the workshop. If you are currently working on a research project on the environmental history of the northeast or Atlantic Canada and want in-depth feedback from those most informed about the environmental history of the region don’t hesitate to submit.

Call for Papers:

Northeast and Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum (NACEHF)

Third Annual Workshop
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, PEI,
Aug. 1 to 2, 2014

“Looking Eastward for New Visions of Environmental History”

Since its inception, environmental history in North America has been driven by questions arising from western experiences. This year’s NACEHF meeting invites scholars to explore how studies of northeastern North America raise different questions, reflect different understandings, and yield different results from similar studies focused in the west.

Building on findings from meetings held in Boston, Massachusetts (2012) and Orono, Maine (2013), NACEHF asks scholars to consider how the region’s environmental history challenges us to reconsider such issues as:

• The suitability of nature-culture debate for studies of the northeast
• Long-term resource use vs. encounters with “pristine nature”
• Sustainability regimes, past, present and future
• Colonial and post-colonial interpretations of environmental history
• Northeastern North America within larger Atlantic commercial, intellectual, scientific, or cultural realms.
• Environmental histories of re-industrialized and/or re-urbanized spaces and communities
• The defining and interpreting environmental “recoveries”

Accepted journal-length manuscripts will be pre-circulated and discussed in workshops designed to critique, challenge, enhance, and broaden paper’s strengths and significances.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 350 words to Brian Payne (

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Call for Papers, 2014

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Brian teaches environmental and economic history at Bridgewater State University. The focus of his teaching and research is resource economics, particularly fisheries, and the environmental history of New England and Atlantic Canada. His current project examines the environmental, labor, and consumer history of processed seafood. Brian is also the coordinator of the Northeast-Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum.

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