Pre-Conference Workshop: Does the World Need More Canada? Connecting Canadian Environmental History to the World

5 03 2013

AS: Large numbers of historians will descend on Toronto in early April for the American Society for Environmental History conference. There will be a pre-conference workshop on what historians of other countries can get from studying the history of Canada. 


Pre-Conference Workshop: Does the World Need More Canada? Connecting Canadian Environmental History to the World
Sign-up ahead of time is required (limited to 120 participants)

Location: Royal York Hotel, downtown Toronto

Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2013 before ASEH conference

Sponsored by the Network in Canadian History & Environment

This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss the state and future of the Canadian field in terms of its relationship to other environmental history literatures. It will include four sessions: Canada and the World, Canada and the Circumpolar North, Canada and the British Empire, and Canada and the United States. Each session will have an international commentator speak (approx 20 minutes) to the condition of the Canadian field with respect to the broader one, suggesting themes that might be better developed and specific contributions that the Canadian example might offer. A Canadian scholar will provide a response (approx 10 minutes). A moderated discussion involving the audience will follow (approx. 30 minutes).

The tentative schedule, including names of confirmed commentators and respondents, is as follows:

12:30-12:45 Welcome: Alan MacEachern (Western U)
12:45-1:45 Canada and the World: Steve Pyne (Arizona State U) and Tina Loo (UBC).
1:45-2:45 Canada and the Circumpolar North: Sverker Sorlin (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) and Liza Piper (U Alberta).
2:45-3:15 Break
3:15-4:15 Canada and the British Empire: John Clark (U St Andrews) and Graeme Wynn (UBC)
4:15-5:15 Canada and the United States: Nancy Langston (U Wisconsin-Madison) and Sean Kheraj (York University)
5:15-5:30 Wrap-up



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