Registration is now open for the Ninth Annual Harvard Graduate Student
Conference (ConIH.)

The 2009 conference will take place on March 13-14, 2009, at the Center
for European Studies at Harvard University (27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge,
MA 02138) and delve into “Nature in International History.”

Nature, as a concept, as a category of analysis, as a scientific and
intellectual object of study, cannot be circumscribed by political
demarcations. Instead, the historical study of nature is best served by an
international and interdisciplinary framework. Nature underlies events,
evolutions, and transformations that have an impact that goes far beyond
traditional national and temporal borders. Yet our understanding of the
interconnections between nature and international affairs remains
under-explored. ConIH aims to promote the serious treatment of nature in
international history while encouraging specialists in environmental
studies, the history of science and medicine, and diverse other fields to
take further account of transnational and comparative topics.

Panels will include:
1. Resources and Political Challenges
2. International Health
3. Colonial Visions
4. Laws of the Sea

The conference is free and open to the public but registration is
requested. For full conference schedule and to register, go to