Call for proposals to host the 2024 World Congress of Environmental History (WCEH)

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Dear colleagues,

After three very successful international meetings (in Copenhagen, Denmark, Guimarães, Portugal, and Florianopolis, Brazil) the fourth World Congress for Environmental History is scheduled for 2024.  

The International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO) is now calling for proposals from parties interested in hosting the 2024 conference, preferably in July or August of that year.

The deadline for proposals is 15 January 2021.

We encourage proposals from any part of the globe. Proposals should come in the first instance from individuals or organizations affiliated with universities or scholarly societies. While the support of local convention and visitors’ bureaus may become important once the site is proposed and under consideration, the proposal should not come directly from the convention and visitor’s bureau or events services. 

If you are interested or if you would like to submit a notice of intent, please contact ICEHO President Graeme Wynn at wynn@geog.ubc.ca or ICEHO Secretary Alexandra Vlachos at alexandra.vlachos@hist.unibe.ch for further details and a copy of the conference guidelines, before August 2020 if possible. 

We aim to finalize the site selection by July 2021.  

Please keep in mind that hosting a conference that will likely attract 500-750 delegates requires substantial effort and time as well as significant institutional support and fundraising, but it is also a terrific opportunity to showcase local/ national scholarship, to advance environmental awareness and to promote local initiatives. 

We look forward to your proposals. 

Contact Info: 

Alexandra Vlachos, ICEHO Secretary, alexandra.vlachos@hist.unibe.ch