World Congress of Environmental History - Call for Panels

Claire Campbell's picture
April 3, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, World History / Studies

The Fourth World Congress of Environmental History will be held at the University of Oulu, Finland from 19 to 23 August, 2024.

The conference theme is “Transitions, Transformations and Transdisciplinarity: Histories beyond History”, emphasizing both the arc of time and the importance of bringing diverse approaches to bear on contemporary problems. WCEH2024 will illuminate the value of historical understandings that go far beyond the discipline of history in treating environmental scholarship as an evolving practice, one that is created in conversation across multiple fields, concerns, and communities – and one that can help strategize the core challenges of transitions that lie ahead. For more, please read about the congress theme.

The Call for Panels is now open and will close at 23:59 EET (Finnish time) on 03 April 2023.

The panel and paper submission process has been designed to build an inclusive and robust conference programme by encouraging conversation and collaboration in framing and formulating sessions. This is a two-stage process, first a call for panels and later a call for papers. All panels must be proposed via the online form and not by email. On the form, proposers will need to enter the following information:

  • the format of the proposal (panel, roundtable, or workshop - see details below);
  • the panel title;
  • names and email addresses of panel convenors (e.g. yourself and your co-convenor/s);
  • a very short abstract (blurb), under 300 characters;
  • a longer abstract (description), under 250 words.

You may also add names of any chairs/discussants, athough these can also be added subsequently to the process as and when, by emailing the admin team.

All proposed panels will be reviewed and evaluated by the Programme (e.g. Scientific) Committee, after which point the selected panels will be announced and the Call for Papers will be published (on 15 May 2023).

We look forward to seeing you in Oulu! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at





Contact Info: 

Roger Norum, University of Oulu
Claire Campbell, Bucknell University

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