CFP:                                 ‘Invasions and Transformations’

This conference seeks to bring historical perspectives to bear on the
contentious subject of biological invasions. This is particularly helpful in
assessing assumptions about what is an ‘indigenous’ and what is an ‘alien’
plant, animal or microbe. These kinds of distinctions themselves have histories,
and where acted upon may reveal sharp differences in how different social
groups value and use natural resources. A broad range of approaches and
perspectives are solicited, for example encompassing invasions by people of
other lands as a response to environmental conditions, or localised internal
intrusions for changing resource use, with resultant transformation of the

Organisers: Raymond Smith, Peter Brimblecombe, Simon Pooley
EAEH, ESEH, Oxford African Studies Centre
Venue:                       St Antony’s College, 62 Woodstock Rd, Oxford
Date:                                  Tuesday, 15th September, 2009

Deadline for submissions: 7th August
Please send proposals for consideration, or
requests to attend without presenting a paper to:
[email protected]
Programme information will appear at: