Water History 2017 - Grand Rapids, USA

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Call for Papers
November 15, 2016
Michigan, United States
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Social Sciences, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Geography, Environmental History / Studies

Water History Conference 2017
Grand Rapids, USA
June 15-17, 2017

The Water History conference of the International Water History Association (IWHA) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, will once again provide a platform to exchange and develop insights about the history of our most precious resource. The conference is co-organized by the IWHA and Western Michigan University.

The program committee welcomes proposals for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions. Session proposals can include three or four papers and a commentator. We encourage the inclusion of chairs in session proposals as well. Proposals for multiple sessions under one theme are also possible. The conference does not predefine topics for abstracts and sessions. Subjects and topics can range from rivers to drops, from seas to mountain lakes, from technologies to cultures, from first settlers to 20th century builders, as long as the subjects are related to water (are “wet”) and historical (are “old”).

All proposal abstracts, both individual and for sessions, will be reviewed by the program committee and should be submitted by the main author of the abstract through the online submission system. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. A link to the online abstract submission page will be made available this July. Submissions can be made until November 15, 2016.

In addition, session proposals (consisting of session title, 100 word description, names and affiliations of presenters and titles of their papers, names and affiliations of commentator and chair), should be sent separately to Daniel Macfarlane, chair of the program committee, at daniel.macfarlane@wmich.edu

Time schedule
Abstracts and sessions can be submitted until November 15, 2016.
Decisions on acceptance are expected by December 15, 2016.
The concept conference program should be available end of February 2017.
To appear on the final program, presenters with accepted abstracts need to register before May 15, 2017.
Registration will open in January 2017.

Contact Info: 

Daniel Macfarlane

Western Michigan University