Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology and Science

University of Virginia, October 7-9, 2005

The second annual WHEATS conference is sponsored by the Committee for the History of Environment and Technology (CHET), through the departments of Science, Technology, and Society (STS), and History.

WHEATS is a collegial forum for graduate students to present historical research to their colleagues at peer institutions, as well as to receive feedback about the direction, scope, and presentation of their project. Each student will submit a conference paper, journal-length article, or dissertation chapter for comment. Papers are pre-circulated among all conference participants so as to encourage constructive discussions. Each paper will be given a 45 minute discussion slot with 10-15 minutes of introductory comments by the presenter.

The WHEATS organizing committee is now accepting paper proposals. We especially seek papers that forge connections across one or more of the disciplinary boundaries named in the conference title. Where do histories of environments, agriculture, technology, and science intersect most fruitfully? For example, how do we write environmental histories of technology, or incorporate the history of science into agricultural histories?

The University of Virginia will provide the conference participants with lodging, most meals, and a $200 travel stipend.

Please send a paper proposal of 250 words to Dolly Jørgensen, [email protected], by June 15, 2005.