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|Asunto:||[CeHuNews] 3/03 - International Congress of Americanists|
|Fecha:||Domingo, 12 de Enero, 2003 20:56:59 (-0300)|
|Autor:||humboldt <humboldt @...............ar>
CALL FOR PAPERS
> 51st INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICANISTS
> Symposium on American Environmental History
> Santiago de Chile, July 14th - 18th 2003.
> Objectives / Topics and Contents/ Requirements for the paper submission/
>Symposium structure / Timetable / Registration and deadline
> The Congress of Americanists has a long tradition among international
>scholars from Humanities and Social Sciences studying issues related to the
>American Continent. Previous meetings took place in New Orleans (1991),
>Stockholm (1994), Quito (1997) and Warsaw (2000). In the last meeting,
>University of Chile was appointed the organizer for the 51st Congress to be
>held in Santiago do Chile in 2003. In this edition of the Congress, the
>Organization Board agreed to promote a Symposium on American Environmental
>History, to be organized by the Area of Ecological History of the University
> The Symposium on American Environmental History represents an opportunity
>to divulge the different studies that are being developed in this field. In
>this context, we hope the meeting will help to identify the crucial
>questions and tendencies around which environmental history has evolved in
>the region. At the same time, we hope that this opportunity of contact for
>environmental historians will provide the basis for the establishment of
>more permanent relationships, dialogue and collaboration.
> Topics and Contents
> a.. Activities of exploitation of natural organic resources: wood,
>firewood and wild fauna.
> b.. Agriculture, agriculture-ecosystems and agricultural systems.
> c.. Extractive activities of natural non-organic resources: metals, gems,
> d.. Industrial development and pollution of air, water and soil.
> e.. Social conflicts with environmental aspects.
> f.. Urban development and environmental problems.
> g.. Human action and transformation of the landscape.
> h.. Environmental discourse, environmental thought and environmental
> i.. Use and advantages of water resources: watering, energy and urban
> j.. Technical change and environment.
> k.. Determining environmental factors in historical development (climate,
>natural disasters, etc.).
> l.. Long term Environmental accounting and ecological economy
> m.. Development and perspectives of the American Environmental History.
> Requirements for the paper submission
> The Symposium is open to all studies on the interactions among societies
>and their environment developed in the American continent, and their
>consequent co-evolution. The invitation is not restrict to "environmental
>historians", but extends also to all scholars who may contribute for the
>development of American Environmental History. Works from related
>disciplines such as historical geography, economic history or from other
>areas in history with an explicit concern for some environmental dimension
>will be welcome. Studies related to environmental politics and thinking are
> We give preference to original and unpublished contributions.
>Nevertheless, works that have been published or presented recently in
>restricted events or that have since undergone substantial modifications may
>also be accepted.
> Symposium structure
> The Symposium sessions are structured in discussion tables, panel
>discussions, conferences and round tables. Regardless the preferred
>structure, communications or presentations assembled on a same panel -which
>hopefully will focus on the same geographic area- must have a common
>approach (methodological, thematic or temporal) in order to promote the
>dialogue among the members of the group. Panels as well as the final
>structure of the Symposium will be defined after the organization board
>receives all the proposals.
> a) Discussion table: The speakers will have adequate time to present their
>works. Once all presentations are done, a moderator will lead a debate.
> b) Panel discussion: A "commentator" will summarize the various papers,
>pointing out the main aspects for debate and promoting dialogue among the
>panel members and the audience.
> c) Conference: Two or more commentators may critically analyze papers or
>presentations particularly stimulating, and open the debate to the audience.
> d) Roundtable: Less formal occasions for the participants to discuss
>methodological or theoretical topics raised during the realization of the
> Panel members will be contacted as soon as their papers have been accepted
>and the panels defined by the organization board. By doing so, we hope to
>promote dialogue and cooperation among panel members even before the
>beginning of the event. Therefore, we urge participants to observe the
> By December 31st 2002. Submission of PROPOSALS. In order for the board to
>assess fairly the quality of the proposals, the author must identify in the
>proposal the sources and methodologies, as well as possible conclusions
>or/and hypothesis. The organization board will select the best proposals
>among all applications, and will draft a preliminary program of the meeting.
>Proposals should range from 2,000 to 3,000 words.
> By May 16th 2003. Submission of the COMPLETE VERSION of the papers. The
>complete version should be available for the commentators and moderators, as
>well as for the other speakers, as early as possible. The final program will
>be defined only after the organization board has the complete version for
> By June 13th 2003. Submission of the paper abstract for publication. Each
>participant will receive a publication with all paper abstracts at the
>beginning of the Symposium.
> The organization of the Symposium has publishing agreement that will make
>possible to publish selected papers, assembled in thematic volumes. The
>selection will take place after the Symposium to incorporate eventual
>modifications suggested to the authors during the event.
> Registration and deadline
> The registration fee for the Congress (either presenting papers or not) is
>US$ 230. However, there are discounted fees for those registering in advance
>(30% until the 31/12/02; and 13% until the 31/05/03). In addition to that,
>the organization board may consider total or partial exemption of the
>registration fee, as well as granting financial support for those who apply
>for it before the 31 of December of the 2002 .
>For more information:
>Área de Historia Ecológica, Universidad de Chile.
>Ignacio Carrera Pinto 1025, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile
>F: (562) 67 87 078 - Fax: (562) 27 16 823
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