CFP: Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology & Science (WHEATS 2019)

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Michigan State University, Department of History
October 4-6, 2019.
Michigan State University, Department of History

The Michigan State University History Department is pleased to be hosting WHEATS in Fall 2019. The Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science (WHEATS) brings together graduate students studying the history of the environment, agriculture, science, or technology. WHEATS is open to applicants from any discipline interested in any aspects of the field. Papers — generally 25-30 pages — are circulated in advance to all participants, and at the workshop, papers receive feedback from participants and senior scholars through a roundtable discussion. This format is well suited for works in progress, and the workshop will have sessions on professional development as well as opportunities to meet and engage the broader MSU community of scholars studying science and society.

Due to logistical constraints, papers must be in English.
MSU will provide housing, food, and some funding to help defray travel costs.

Potential participants should submit a one-page abstract (200 words) and a short curriculum vitae by April 5, 2019.

All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail and accepted participants will be notified in early May 2019. Applicants should note their year of graduate study or Ph.D. completion date.

Accepted papers will be due September 8, 2017.

For further information, please contact:
Ramya Swayamprakash or visit website:

Please send submissions to

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Ramya is an Assistant Professor in Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies at the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University in Allendale MI. A transnational and interdisciplinary environmental scholar who focuses on rivers, dredging, and the place of nature in the Great Lakes, Ramya’s research has been published in academic and public-facing avenues. She takes tea and dredging (not necessarily in that order) seriously. Ramya has also published work on dams in South Asia. As a survivor of domestic abuse and as a single parent, Ramya’s scholarship is driven by a commitment to social/ecological justice and equity. Website: Twitter: @ramyasat

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