Yale Environmental History invites paper proposals from graduate students at northeastern universities for a one-day conference on environmental history. Paper proposals from any region or time period are welcome. The conference seeks to showcase new projects in environmental history and to encourage vigorous dialogue among graduate students and faculty.
We invite papers that address environmental history in its broadest sense, whether dealing with political economy, society and culture, intellectual debates, science and technology, microorganisms and disease, or policy and planning. Conference organizers are particularly eager to include comparative and non-U.S. perspectives on environmental history.
The conference will consist of three moderated panel sessions featuring graduate student papers. A faculty panel will conclude the day. Presentations will be based on papers circulated in advance to panel commentators and conference attendees.
The conference format is based on successful northeast regional conferences held at Yale in recent years.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Abstract submissions should be in the form of a SINGLE document in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format, and must include the following:
(1) your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information;
(2) a 300-word abstract;
(3) a one-page C.V.
Submissions must be emailed to email@example.com by December 8, 2017. Please include your name and paper title in the filename of your submission. Please do not submit panel proposals-- individual papers will be grouped into panels by the conference organizers. Accepted presenters will be notified by December 15, 2017, and asked to submit their paper for circulation to attendees and commentators by March 24, 2017.
** Graduate students enrolled in doctoral programs in New England, New York, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania are particularly encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students from outside this region are welcome to submit proposals; preference may be given to northeastern institutions.**
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.