The Northeast and Atlantic Region Environmental History Forum (NEAR-EH) invites you to our eighth annual meeting: Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at Boston University.
NEAR-EH is a workshop for scholars at any stage of their career who want to share works in progress for constructive, collegial discussion. We consider the northeast in broad terms – this year’s papers range from Hibernia to Connecticut. (See the call for papers here.) We alternate back and forth across the border: this summer, our hosts are Boston University’s History Department and American & New England Studies Program.
Papers are submitted well in advance of the meeting so participants can read them at leisure and offer feedback when we meet. If you are interested in reading the papers and participating in all or part of the discussion, we’d be delighted to have you join us! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Google Drive folder with the papers.
Location: Kenmore Room, 9th floor of the John and Kathyrn Silber Administrative Center, 1 Silber Way, Boston University.
Friday, June 21
Coffee, welcome, and introductions
Dammed: The Destruction of New England’s River Fisheries
Zachary Bennett, Rutgers University
Sick as a Dog: Conjecturing on the Role of Canine Diseases in Colonial New England History
Strother E. Roberts, Bowdoin College
Displaying Wildlife: Life, Death, and the Non-Domesticated Animals of the Northeast
Ian J. Jesse, University of Maine
Frederic Tudor’s “Slippery Speculation”
Andrew Robichaud, Boston University
Condensed Milk, Cattle Plague, and Convalescents: Discovering Biotic Threats to Union Soldiers’ Health in the Civil War Northeast
Steven B. Davis, University of Kansas
Whatever happened to Pleasant Street? Rediscovering an Urban Shoreline
Claire Campbell, Bucknell University
Birch Trees and Instability on Ottawa’s Parliamentary Slopes
Joanna Dean, Carleton University
Saturday, June 22
The second chimera: nature and Newfoundland history
Daniel Banoub, Memorial University
Where is Hibernia?
Fiona Polack, Memorial University
Environmental Racism and Community Development in Boston, 1955 to 1970
Michael Brennan, University of Maine
A Target Action: Turning Industrial Waste into Consumer Waste in Woburn, Massachusetts
Johnathan Williams, Boston University
Closing and next steps
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