Call for Abstracts (Oct. 1): Historical Articles on Winter Ecology for Special Issue of Northeastern Naturalist

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We are pleased to announce an opportunity for environmental historians and other scholars in the humanities to contribute peer-reviewed research articles to a special issue of Northeastern Naturalist dedicated to the topic of winter ecology. (NB the journal defines the geographical scope of the American Northeast as reaching northward to Nunavut.)

The mission of the special issue is three-fold: to highlight the region’s winter ecology research in general, to provide a venue for studies stemming from the historically severe winter of 2014-15, and to understand winter ecology through the lens of environmental history. Historical articles may include case studies of severe winters, analyses of changing winter landscapes and waterways over longer periods of time, and critical interpretations of the evolution of the field of winter ecology in the American Northeast. Essays in the history of science, environmental history, historical geography, and historical climatology are all welcome.

The call for abstracts, description of the special issue, and online submission form can be found here:

  • Abstract Deadline: 1 October 2015  (invitations to submit manuscript made by 15 October 2015)
  • Manuscript Deadline: 15 February 2016
  • Targeted Publication Date: January 2017

Please contact with any questions about a potential submission. Since the deadline is fast approaching, and this is the first notice directly to NiCHE members, we may accept submissions after the deadline, but please email us with an anticipated submission date.

Scott Smedley, Associate Professor of Biology, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Tom Wickman, Assistant Professor of History, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

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Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.

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