Call for participation: History of Climate Change Conference at Colby College, 1-4 April 2009

A conference on the history of climate change is being held at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1-4 April 2009.  This conference, titled  “Climate and Cultural Anxiety: Historical Perspectives,” will be international in scope, interdisciplinary in nature, and intergenerational in its inclusion of both graduate and undergraduate students.  The meeting will be focused on a discussion of pre-circulated papers being prepared for volume 26 of Osiris to be edited by James Fleming and Vladimir Jankovic.  Graduate students will be encouraged to present their climate-related work in a special session aimed at dissertation improvement. The meeting is open to all.  Colby College is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages the participation of members of under-represented groups.  Some funding may be available for invited participants.  Portland, Maine is served by several major airlines, Amtrak, and direct bus service from Boston.  To keep costs manageable, the College is offering its preferred local hotel rate of $81 per night, single or double, with breakfast included, subsidized meals on campus, and local transportation support.  Potential participants, including graduate students, should submit an abstract and short biographical sketch as soon as possible, but no later than 15 Dec. 2008; the deadline for submitting pre-circulated conference papers is 15 Feb. 2009; and the final deadline for all attendees to register is 1 March 2009.  Please direct all correspondence via e-mail with the subject header “Colby Climate Conference” to James Fleming,