In the wake of the cancellation of the 2020 annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, NiCHE, in collaboration with H-Environment, is opening up its website to serve as a platform for alternative presentations. Any work that would have been presented at the conference in Ottawa can be presented here instead; all posts will also appear on H-Environment. While a virtual conference isn’t a substitute for the experience of coming together in person to meet, network, and celebrate, it can be a way of mobilizing our research.
What form should a virtual or alternative conference take? Live video streams? Text round-table discussions? Live chats? Photo galleries? Blog articles? Essays? We couldn’t decide on just one format so we thought we’d support them all.
Over the coming weeks, NiCHE will publish a special series called #AltASEH2020. We invite all ASEH 2020 participants to submit their work and their ideas for how to present it online. To submit your work for this series, take a moment to fill out this form.
This is also an opportunity to continue the drive to support the ASEH conference recovery fund. We will add a call for donations to every post in this series and encourage participants to consider donating to the fund.
With luck, this series will showcase some excellent new research in environmental history and give you a taste of what’s to come in future ASEH meetings. And we look forward to when we can all get together again (perhaps in Canada?) to share our work and celebrate our field.
Latest posts by NiCHE Administrators (see all)
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- Best Book in Canadian Environmental History Prize: The 2022 Winner - May 19, 2022
- Job: Chair in Cultural Heritage Knowledge Integration in Ocean and Maritime Studies - May 18, 2022
- Online Event – The Pleasure of the Dawn Chorus: Preserving the Pandemic Soundscape - April 6, 2022
- The Ways We Work: Oily Entanglements - April 6, 2022
- Call for Papers: Animals and Imagery in the Ancient and Medieval World - March 22, 2022
- Climate Warnings: The Power of Canadian Environmental Art, Literature and Creative Activism - March 14, 2022
- A Panel Discussion with Laura Moss, Warren Cariou, Stephen Collis, and Rita Wong on Art, Activism, and Climate Change - March 11, 2022
- Online Event – Participatory Ontology and the Aesthetics of Nature: The Artistic Tradition of Disrupting Anthropocentricism - February 21, 2022
- Online Event – A Discussion of “From Human Neglect to Planetary Survival: New Approaches to the Appraisal of Environmental Records” - February 18, 2022