ACSUS 2017 – Call for Geography, Energy, and Environment Papers

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The 2017 biennial conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) will be meeting October 18-21, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Tuscany Suites and Casino. The theme of the conference is “Celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial Journey”  and the organizers will be accepting proposals from a variety of disciplines, as befits an interdisciplinary organization. But NiCHE members and readers are particularly encouraged to submit to the “Geography, Energy, and Environment” section, which is being co-chaired by Daniel Macfarlane ( and Andrea Olive ( Please submit proposals to the co-chairs by March 15, 2017.


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Daniel is an Associate Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University. He is co-editor of The Otter-La loutre and is a member of the NiCHE executive board. A transnational environmental historian who focuses on Canadian-American border waters, particularly in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin, Daniel is the author of "Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway" and co-editor of "Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water Relationship" and "The First Century of the International Joint Commission." His book "Fixing Niagara Falls: Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World's Most Famous Waterfall" will be published in September 2020, and his in-progress research projects include Canada-US environmental diplomacy and a co-authored book on the environmental history of Lake Ontario. Website: Twitter: @Danny__Mac__

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