CFP: Panelists for Roundtable on Teaching Environmental History (WHA Salt Lake 2020)

Amy Woodson-Boulton Discussion

The theme of the WHA's 2020 meeting is "Sustainability & Preservation: Local + Regional + Global." Two panelists and I are seeking additional participants for a round table on "Teaching (Global) Environmental History in the Shadow of Climate Change." We are particularly interested in exploring climate change from a historical pedagogical perspective, including teaching methods, concepts, and approaches. For instance, how can ideas like the "Anthropocene" help students cosider history in new ways? How can we help students navigate the complexities of current environmental crises with historical depth and nuance? How can an environmental approach reframe global history? We will be considering global environmental history surveys, and would love to hear your experiences teaching this, but any transregional or transnational approaches would be welcome.

More information about the World History Association annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-27. 2020 can be found here:

Please contact Amy Woodson-Boulton: awoodson [at] if you are interested. The deadline for submissions has been extended to January 10, 2020, so please get back to me by January 6 at the latest.