This conference is designed to increase general public engagement with environmental history. Historians and other members of the public are encouraged to digitally attend and participate in the conference.
What will happen on the day of the conference?
On the day of the conference the ASEH Graduate Student Caucus Twitter Account (@ASEHGradCaucus) will introduce each presenter. Each presentation is allotted 30 minutes. The presenter will then present their presentation thread over the span of the first 15 minutes. The second 15 minutes will be for questions and comments from the audience. These conversations can continue after this time, but there is only 15 minutes dedicated to responding to each specific presentation.
*Schedule in Regina/CST
1:00: Alan MacEachern (@alanmaceachern), Western University, “Phenology Then & Now”
1:30: Alison Laurence (@alisonglaurence), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Deep Time Domesticated: Nostalgia, Oil Culture, and Sinclair’s Dinoland”
2:00: Erin Spinney (@ErinSpinney), University of Saskatchewan, “Fear and Loathing in Jamaica: Climate, Yellow Fever, and Thanatophobia among 18th-Century British Military and Naval Personnel”
2:30: John Baeten (@Baetron), Michigan Tech, “Active Flows from Inactive Mines: the Heritage of Contamination at Swan Lake”