CFP: American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference

March 25-29, 2020, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Call for papers

ASEH invites panel and paper proposals that consider environmental history in all periods and places, especially those concerning the theme of Reparative Environmental History. Analyses of the influence of material, economic, and political power on historical ecologies and the people who live in them are already familiar in environmental history. The theme of Reparative Environmental History builds on these analyses by addressing the possibility of making amends to those whose legal rights, health, livelihoods, and access to nature were denied through others’ exercise of power, as well as to the profoundly altered ecosystems themselves. Reparations require close examination of past processes, how they have been narrated, and how these narratives have been deployed and by whom. We especially welcome proposals that consider environmental history as a force for material, political, or discursive reparation to those disadvantaged by many conditions, including class, race, gender, faith, colonial subjecthood, and rural or urban location. We also welcome consideration of histories of ecological restoration. What forms of harm and strategies for justice have resonated in the field of environmental history? What sort of work within the field itself could enhance the inclusiveness of environmental history and advance its scholarship? How might environmental historians contribute their methods and knowledge about the past to aid ecological and social restorative efforts?

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Deadline: July 12, 2019

Posted: July 09, 2019