II Edición del virtual «Place and Placelessness workshop»… ¡apuntate a las discusiones o envía tu paper!

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The call for papers and projects for this year’s Place and Placelessness
workshop has been extended until September 18th, 2012. A short description
of this year’s event can be found below, and visit the workshop website at
http://virtualeh.wordpress.com/ for further details.

*The New Scholars <http://niche-canada.org/new-scholars>** group of the
Network in Canadian History and Environment would like to invite
submissions for the 3rd annual Place and Placelessness Online Workshop,
taking place October 18-19, 2012.*

This online symposium is intended for graduate students and recently
graduated scholars from all disciplines that seek to better understand the
complex relationships between nature and culture, with particular attention
paid to the theme of *climate*. The workshop attempts to replicate the
collegiate atmosphere of a shared-space meeting by using a variety of
internet tools, including WordPress, Skype, Google Maps, Youtube, Facebook
and Twitter to share ideas and participate in engaged discussion. This
model should appeal especially to those who are eager for academic
gatherings without the cost or carbon footprint of in-person meetings. The
workshop encourages participation from students across the humanities,
social sciences and physical sciences in an attempt to facilitate
trans-disciplinary and transnational dialogue for global issues such as
anthropogenic climate change.

Although the expectation is that most submissions will come in the form of
in-progress pieces of writing, the organizers welcome submissions of
alternative multi-media projects that utilize online tools to stimulate
arguments about our relationship with local, regional, and transnational
environments. All interested presenters must submit a CV, as well as a 300
word abstract outlining their topic, what format their contribution will
take, and how their paper or project aims to broaden, illustrate or
complicate the notion of ‘climate’ by September 18th, 2012.

The theme of climate is loosely defined, and may include perspectives on:

– governance and policy history
– environmental history and industry/industrialization
– histories of activism or environmentalism
– global climates, international relations and geopolitics
– historical climatology
– histories of ecology, geology or geophysics
– primary source documents in climate history
– climate regions (such as arctic or tropical)
– new digital climates and virtual communities

The organizers would also like to invite others not submitting
papers/projects to ‘attend’ the workshop as participants. This two-day
event will take place entirely online, using Skype to communicate, and the
website to provide access to the program, papers, presentations, blog
posts, feedback, and links to relevant websites. All participants will
receive a *FREE *Skype headset. The workshop has no registration fee, but
only limited space, so sign up early.

If you would like to contribute a paper or project, or would like to simply
participate in the discussions, *please register* by sending emails to
workshop co-chair, Mike Commito (commitma@mcmaster.ca). A full schedule
will be announced September 25th, 2012.


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