Call for Papers
March 10, 2018
Call for Papers
Intersections: Inaugural Environmental History Workshop
Monday 3rd September 2018
Institute of Historical Research, London
Inviting papers and discussion on the theme of ‘Intersections’, this year’s meeting connects scholars working across different temporalities, geographies, and approaches, whose research incorporates environmental perspectives on the past. The workshop recognises the implicit methodological strength of environmental history in bridging disciplinary boundaries, while emphasising the ways in which historical environments make, and are made by, intersecting forms of human thought, feeling, and action.
As such, we invite papers which speak to the following:
- Making environments: imagined and material
- Risk, inequality and vulnerability
- Dirt, pollution and degradation
- Preservation, protection and scarcity
- Extraction, exploitation and commodity chains
- Empire, sovereignty and state-building
- Environmental conflict and negotiation
- Animal-human interactions
Please send abstracts of 250 words and a short CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th March 2018.
We also welcome participants who do not wish to present a paper. Registration is free, and will open in the Spring. Some travel expenses may be available for early career researchers.
The inaugural Environmental History Workshop is organised by Elly Robson (Institute of Historical Research; University of Cambridge); Jennifer Keating (Institute of Historical Research); John Morgan (University of Manchester); Leona Skelton (Northumbria University); James Bowen (University of Liverpool); and Robert Gray (University of Winchester).
The Environmental History Workshop will be an annual event hosted at different institutions. For further information, and to get involved, visit: https://environmentalhistoryworkshop.wordpress.com.