Northeast and Atlantic Region Environmental History Forum

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Call for Papers
March 29, 2019
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Canadian History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies

Northeast and Atlantic Region Environmental History Forum

Eighth Annual Workshop


Call for Papers

Friday, June 21 and Saturday June 22, 2019

Boston University


Deadline for proposals: March 29, 2019


The Northeast and Atlantic Region Environmental History Forum (NEAR-EH) is a group of scholars exploring the environmental history of the northeastern United States and northeastern Canada. This group first met in 2012 at the Massachusetts Historical Society with the basic premise that the environmental history of this region has a different story to tell than the more dominant narrative generated from the West. For seven years, the group has sponsored a workshop for which participants submit pre-circulated papers that are then discussed in-depth, going well beyond the typical level of engagement authors get at a standard academic conference. Many participants have since published their papers as articles, chapters of books, or essays, or have used the feedback to advance their scholarly agenda and win competitive research grants.


This year NEAR-EH will be hosted by Boston University’s History Department and American and New England Studies Program. There is no registration fee and the organizers work to provide participants with some food and recreation. All travel and lodging costs, however, must be paid for by the participant. Once participation is confirmed, the organizers will circulate information about affordable accommodations at Boston University.


We limit paper submissions in the final workshop to twelve active participants so as to ensure a meaningful experience that includes close examination and discussion of the papers. Anyone is welcome to attend the discussion.


Please submit proposals of 250 words to Ben Kochan at and Claire Campbell at no later than March 29, 2019.  Additional information concerning Boston University or Boston in general can be directed to Ben Kochan at


Acceptance into the workshop will be announced on April 12. Participants should book accommodation in Boston soon after acceptance. Papers due for circulation to other participants on May 21.

Contact Info: 

Ben Kochan, Boston University:

Claire Campbell, Bucknell University: