Today marks the opening of the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History in Madison, Wisconsin. Environmental historians from around the world have made their way to Madison for this exciting four-day showcase of the latest research in the field.
This year, I will be participating in a couple of special workshop events at the conference that I thought readers might find of some interest. The first is a workshop for new scholars titled “Navigating Career Challenges in Difficult Times: Professional Development Workshop for Environmental History Graduate Students.” My presentation at this workshop will focus on professional development online. In particular, I will be discussing the changing role of social networking and blogging for new scholars looking to engage with other researchers on the internet. This workshop will take place this Saturday, March 31 from 8:30am to noon. It is broken up into four presentations and a round-table discussion.
The second special workshop is titled “Digital Environmental History: Tools and Projects.” I will be commenting on this round-table panel featuring Jon Christensen, Kimberly Coulter, Fred Gibbs, Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Jan Oosthoek, Richard H. Ross, Finn Ryan, and Jessica Van Horrsen. This is a packed panel with some of the leading scholars in digital environmental history. If you are involved in a digital environmental history project or you are interested in this topic, you should definitely attend this session on Saturday, March 31 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
For further details on these events, check out the full program here [PDF].