13 Jan 2006 - 14 Jan 2006All dayCRASSH

Description

Department of Geography, Downing Site, Cambridge, CB2 3EN

Also supported by the Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge

Introduction

This conference aims to provide some space to reflect on the achievements, diversity, and direction of environmental history, especially in its varied national, international and continental contexts. The conference will provide a mix of both new and innovative work in the field, and reflections on its methodology and disciplinary status. Key questions addressed will include: Why is it that environmental history has sometimes fared better in other areas than history itself? What does this significant 'new' spread of history into other disciplines tell us of the importance and nature of history? Should environmental history be considered a discrete discipline with its own institutional presence, or essentially as a cross-disciplinary endeavour, and how is it best and most successfully 'done' in its different contexts?

Speakers include Bill Adams, Alan Baker, Chris Bayly, Marc Cioc, Tim Cooper,Vinita Damodaran, Robert Dodgshon, Georgina Endfield, Matthew Evenden, Stefania Gallini (TBA), Richard Grove, Kirsten Hastrup, Paul Holm, Sverker Sõrlin, Fiona Watson, and Graeme Wynn.

The conference will run from lunchtime Friday 13 January and all day on Saturday 14 January. There will be opportunities for new researchers to present papers, and posters.

Conference fees will cover Saturday lunch. The organisers can provide assistance with finding accommodation in the University or Cambridge area.

The conference is co-ordinated by Paul Warde of the University of Cambridge, and Sverker Sörlin of the Royal Institute for Technology, Stockholm. It has been organised with support from CRASSH and the Centre for History and Economics

Contact: Dr Paul Warde
Lecturer in History
Pembroke College
CB2 1RF
Cambridge
+44 (0)1223 338149
psw1000@cam.ac.uk
www.envdoc.org
 

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