Canadian History & Environment Summer School – Vancouver 2008

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NiCHE (Network in Canadian History and the Environment/ Nouvelle initiative canadienne en histoire de l’environnement) is pleased to announce plans for its third annual summer school to be held 30 May -1 June 2008 (immediately prior to the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association) in Vancouver British Columbia.

Organized by Graeme Wynn, CHESS 2008 will focus on landscape change and restoration (in the broadest sense) in urban settings. The details of the program remain to be finalized, but the event will include field excursions to False Creek and Stanley Park in Vancouver as well as featured lectures/ panels and small group discussions as in previous summer schools.

Spaces are limited, both for participation in the Summer School and in the residence rooms reserved for participants. As CHESS is intended to provide a forum for interaction between graduate students, post doctoral fellows, faculty members and others interested in historical approaches to the environment, we will seek to ensure appropriate representation from each of these categories.

All interested in participating in CHESS 2008 are invited to apply, by email, to Graeme Wynn at <> BY 31 JANUARY 2008. Applications must include a short statement (no more than 300 words) indicating how the applicant hopes to benefit from participation in CHESS and what they will contribute to it. Places in the summer school will be allocated after consideration of these statements AND the date of application. Decisions will be communicated to applicants before the end of February.

NiCHE will cover the costs of two nights’ accommodation in Carey Hall (see, on the UBC campus, for graduate student participants in the Summer School. There will also be funds available for partial contributions to travel costs for those in need. The amount of these funds and the formula for their distribution remain to be determined, but travel grants will not exceed $400. Successful applicants should seek other sources of funding to cover their costs of travel to Vancouver, as needed.


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  • Graeme Wynn, University of British Columbia.
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