ASEH 2017 Conference – Chicago

The American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) will hold their 2017 conference in Chicago, March 30-April 2. Unfortunately, there are very few pre-modern papers at the conference this year. Here is a list of those:

Navigating the North Atlantic Past through Archaeology, History and the Environmental Humanities, Thu, March 30, 3:30 to 5:00pm, with these papers:

  • Steven Hartman & George Hambrecht, The Inscribing Environmental Memory Project: interdisciplinary environmental humanities, archaeology and Icelandic Sagas
  • Poul Holm, North Atlantic Fisheries Revolution, c.1400-1700: climate, ocean productivity, and markets
  • Richard Oram, Diseased, Cold, Violent, and Scottish: environmental data and the revision of Scotland’s medieval history
  • Francis Feeley & Ramona Harrison, Zooarchaeology and Icelandic Fisheries- Progress and Potentials

Conservation in Historical and Comparative Perspective: Woodlands in Europe
Thu, March 30, 1:30 to 3:00pm, with these papers:

  • Richard Keyser, Medieval Conservation: The Example of French Woodlands
  • Alexander Olson, Sustainability in Byzantium
  • Alasdair David Ross, “Ane Great Distroyer of Woddis”: Counting Trees and Woodland Sustainability in 16th Century Scotland

Other early modern papers in mixed sessions:

  • Amber Roberts Graham, No Flatterer: Equine Complicity and Human Veracity in Stuart England, in Session A Change of Plans
  • Stefan Peychev, A Thermal Spring and Its City: Describing Early Modern Ottoman Sofia, in Session Ottoman Empire

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