Call for Participants
“Northern Nations, Northern Natures”
November 8-11, 2013
KTH Royal Institute for Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
We invite applications from graduate students attending Canadian universities to participate in the workshop “Northern Nations, Northern Natures,” which will be held at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden between November 8-11, 2013. The primary goal of the workshop is to explore transnational and comparative approaches to northern environmental history, including the history of boreal, subarctic, arctic, and polar regions. By bringing together graduate and early-career scholars from Canada and Scandinavia, we aim to encourage the building of trans-Atlantic relationships which may lead to future exchanges or collaborations.
Graduate participants will present short individual papers, which will be complemented by presentations from senior scholars from Canada and Scandinavia and opportunities for formal and informal discussion and networking. They will also have the opportunity to write a short blog post prior to the workshop on a subject relevant to their research which links historical and contemporary events in the North. Outcomes of the workshop will include a special edition of a peer-reviewed journal. We encourage applications from students currently working on topics that pertain to the environmental history (broadly construed) or historical geography of the Canadian North in any time period.
Thanks to funding from the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE), four stipends of C$500 each are available to successful applicants to defray the cost of travel. Accommodation and other expenses in Stockholm will be covered by the organizers. To apply, please send a write-up of no more than 500 words outlining how your current research relates to the workshop theme and how you would benefit from participation to Peder Roberts (pwrobert[at]kth.se), Tina Adcock (tina.adcock[at]rutgers.edu), and Sverker Sörlin (sorlin[at]kth.se). Please include the name and contact information of one academic reference, along with a one-page CV. Applications must be received by June 7, and successful applicants will be notified by June 21.
For more information, please see the event website (http://niche-canada.org/node/10654) or contact tina.adcock[at]rutgers.edu.