Each year CHE's graduate students host a graduate symposium that highlights the diversity and depth of the intellectual approaches the CHE community brings together. A typical CHE grad symposium might feature anything from a new approach to climate modeling, a history of hard rock mining, a paper on indigenous forestry practices, an introduction to ecological poetry, a cultural history of sharks in America, or reflections on the politics of scale in Central Asia.
The symposium is a special part of CHE's yearly events because it encourages students to present research-in-progress, and to bring their insights into the interdisciplinary conversation that is the heart of CHE.
The Symposium's goal is to provide a supportive environment for graduate students to share their work related to environmental and cultural change in the full sweep of human history, and to reinforce the CHE graduate student community. Work on all geographic locations and time periods is welcome, as well as both completed and ongoing projects.
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Call for Papers: Sixth Annual CHE Graduate Student Symposium
The 6th annual CHE Graduate Student Symposium will be held February 9, 2013 in Science Hall, room 175. The Symposium's goal is to provide a supportive environment for graduate students to share their work related to environmental and cultural change in the full sweep of human history, and to reinforce the CHE graduate student community. Work on all geographic locations and time periods is welcome.
This year we will feature graduate student commentators who will introduce panels and initiate the conversation afterward. Because of this emphasis on feedback, we encourage presentations on current, ongoing work, rather than on finished projects. Each presentation should be 18-20 minutes (approximately an 8-10 page paper). A copy of the paper must be submitted to the CHE symposium planning committee two weeks prior to the symposium date.
Graduate students are invited to submit either single-paper proposals, a panel of 3 or 4 around a related topic, or poster proposals. Please organize the panel members together before submitting a joint proposal. If you are interested in sharing a poster, please describe the project and the images you might use. If you are interested in serving as a commentator this year, contact CHE symposium planning committee member Bridget Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please submit a 250-word proposal and brief biographical sketch electronically to email@example.com by Monday, November 26, 2012 at 5 p.m. Early submissions are welcome and encouraged.
The Fifth Annual CHE Graduate Student Symposium was held on February 18, 2012, in 175 Science Hall, featuring keynote speaker Jo Guldi, a historian at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and kickoff speaker Matt Turner, of the UW-Madison Department of Geography. As usual, the symposium highlighted current graduate student work across the many CHE-affiliated disciplines. We invite students and faculty to attend and participate in a supportive environment of academic collaboration.
For a list of sessions and times, click here (PDF).
Check out the 2011 CHE symposium's interdisciplinary awesomeness, here
Review the Symposium program to see the lineup of 2010 graduate student presentations.