Call for Papers

WHEATS 2009:

Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology &


October 2-4, 2009

Mississippi State University

Starkville, Mississippi

The History Department at Mississippi State University is proud to

host the sixth annual Workshop for the History of Environment,

Agriculture, Technology & Science on October 2-4, 2009. This workshop

will continue its tradition, begun at MIT in 2004, of bringing

together history graduate students (or very recent PhDs, space

permitting) who are studying the environment, agriculture, science, or

technology. Papers are circulated in advance to all participants. At

the meeting, authors make brief presentations and then receive

feedback from fellow participants and senior scholars through informal

discussion. The format is particularly suitable for the presentation

of work in progress. In conjunction with the workshop, organizers are

planning professional development activities of interest to junior

scholars. Due to logistical constraints, papers must be in English.

MSU will provide housing, food, and some funding to help defray travel

costs. Potential participants should submit a one-page abstract and short

curriculum vitae by April 15, 2009. All submissions will be

acknowledged by e-mail. Applicants should note their year of graduate

study or Ph.D. completion date. Accepted papers will be due August 28,

2009. For further information, contact Jim Giesen at

[email protected] or Mark Hersey at [email protected]

or visit the conference website:

Please send submissions to: [email protected]