CFP: Association for East Asian Environmental History Sixth Biennial Conference, Kyoto University, 7-10 September 2021

The Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH) is now accepting proposals for organized panels and individual papers for its Sixth Biennial Conference to be held September 7-10, 2021, at Kyoto University. The general theme of the conference is “Humans and Nature in East Asia: Exploring New Directions in Environmental History.” Panels and individual papers may explore the general theme or any aspect of East Asian environmental history, including the following sub-themes of the conference:

• Energy
• Pollution
• Oceans
• Lakes and Rivers
• Forests
• Food and Agriculture
• Disease
• Art and Philosophy
• Historiography

The deadline for submitting paper and panel proposals is November 30, 2020. For complete information about the conference and instructions for submitting a proposal, visit the website for EAEH 2021.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of EAEH 2021 are carefully monitoring the current situation. They hope it will be possible for scholars from around the world to meet safely in Kyoto in September 2021. But various alternatives to the conference, including a virtual meeting, are also under consideration. Please check the conference webpage for updates about the planned format of the conference. Relevant information will also be sent to AEAEH members by email.

The Association for East Asian Environmental History was founded in 2009 to promote cooperation among scholars working on any aspect of environmental history in East Asia. The association welcomes new members and encourages a wide variety of approaches to the study of environmental history, including interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative approaches. To learn more about the AEAEH, visit its website.