#ASEH2018Tweets Twitter Conference Schedule and Guide for Audience Participation

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March 8 and 9th, 1-5pm CST (2-6pm EST)

The ASEH Graduate Student Caucus, the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE), and the NiCHE New Scholars Committee present an environmental history Twitter conference, which will be held one week before the meeting of the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) meeting in Riverside, California.

This conference is designed to increase general public engagement with environmental history. Historians and other members of the public are encouraged to digitally attend and participate in the conference.

What will happen on the day of the conference?

On the day of the conference the ASEH Graduate Student Caucus Twitter Account (@ASEHGradCaucus) will introduce each presenter. Each presentation is allotted 30 minutes. The presenter will then present their presentation thread over the span of the first 15 minutes. The second 15 minutes will be for questions and comments from the audience. These conversations can continue after this time, but there is only 15 minutes dedicated to responding to each specific presentation.

#ASEH2018Tweets Schedule

*Schedule in Regina/CST


1:00: Alan MacEachern (@alanmaceachern), Western University, “Phenology Then & Now”

1:30: Alison Laurence (@alisonglaurence), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Deep Time Domesticated: Nostalgia, Oil Culture, and Sinclair’s Dinoland”

2:00: Erin Spinney (@ErinSpinney), University of Saskatchewan, “Fear and Loathing in Jamaica: Climate, Yellow Fever, and Thanatophobia among 18th-Century British Military and Naval Personnel”

2:30: John Baeten (@Baetron), Michigan Tech, “Active Flows from Inactive Mines: the Heritage of Contamination at Swan Lake”

3:00: Katrin Boniface (@KatBoniface), UC Riverside, “Distributive Preservation & Heritage Livestock”

3:30: Charlotte Leib (@charswim), Harvard University, “Surveying Sites Unseen: Trees, Representation and Power”

4:00: Robert Hoberman  (@rhoberman), Rutgers University, “The End of These Woods: Working-Class Environmentalism in the New Jersey Pine Barrens”

4:30: Nicole Seymour (@nseymourPHD), Cal State Fullerton, “Lesbian Rangers, Ecosexuals, and a Brief Modern History of Queer Outdoor Sex”



1:00: Finn Arne Jørgensen (@finnarne), University of Stavanger, “Hunters, Screens, and Dogs with Antennas”

1:30: Nikki Moore (@nikkimoore), Rice University, *Title TBD

2:00: Jon Robins (@robinshistory), Michigan Tech, “’Suited to Malaya’: Oil Palms, Forest Land, and Colonial Capitalism in Malaysia, 1910-1960”

2:30: Dolly Jørgensen (@DollyJorgensen), University of Stavanger, “Monumentalising Extinction”

3:00: Kaitlin Stack Whitney (@KStackWhitney), Rochester Institute of Technology, “Life on the Edge: The Creation of and Conservation in the Verge”

3:30: Katrin Kleemann (@katrinkleemann), Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich, “Living in the Time of a Subsurface Revolution: The 1783 Calabrian Earthquake Sequence”

4:00: Brian Leech, Augustana College (@brianleechphd), “Zombies from Zombie Mines: the Popular Culture of Abandoned Mines”

4:30: Sean Kheraj (@seankheraj), York University, “Contesting Environmental Impact: The Norman Wells Oil Pipeline Proposal, 1980-81”

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is an environmental historian of Canada and the United States, editor, project manager, and digital communications strategist. She earned her PhD in History from the University of Saskatchewan in 2019. She is an executive member, editor-in-chief, and social media editor for the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). Additionally, she is the Managing Editor for the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. She is also a working board member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society and Girls Rock Saskatoon and a Coordinating Team member of Showing Up for Racial Justice Saskatoon-Treaty Six. A passionate social justice advocate, she focuses on developing digital techniques and communications that bridge the divide between academia and the general public in order to democratize knowledge access. You can find out more about her and her freelance services at jessicamdewitt.com.


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