Envirotech 2021 Spring Meeting and Roundtable: “Beyond the Boundary”

On April 26, 2021, from 12 noon-2pm EST, as part of the American Society for Environmental History’s Environmental History Week, Envirotech will hold its annual spring meeting including a roundtable discussion of the past, present, and future of scholarship at the intersection of the histories of environment and technology.

The first hour of the meeting (12 noon-1pm) will be a virtual version of our usual “breakfast” meetings at the annual meetings of ASEH and the Society for the History of Technology. It will include a round of introductions, announcements, and discussion of Envirotech business.

The second hour of the meeting (1-2pm) will feature comments from the following panelists followed by an open discussion:

  • Johan Gärdebo (Linköping University)
  • Ann Norton Greene (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Aleksandra Kobiljski (CNRS/EHESS)
  • Taylor Moore (UC Santa Barbara)
  • Sara Pritchard (Cornell University)

The meeting will take place via Zoom and registration at the following link is required: https://upenn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdumorDssEtH7PTTxYLjnK1AlM3ul_DVR

We hope to see you there!

Call for 2021 Joel A. Tarr Envirotech Article Prize

Envirotech, a special interest group within the Society for the History of Technology and the American Society for Environmental History, invites nominations for the 2021 Joel A. Tarr Envirotech Article Prize. The Tarr Prize recognizes innovative publications that explore new ways of thinking about the interplay between technological systems and the natural environment.

To be eligible for this prize, the article must have been published in a journal or article collection between April 1, 2019, and December 31, 2020. Younger scholars are especially encouraged to submit their publications. Articles may be submitted in any language; however, for articles not written in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation. 

The next Joel A. Tarr Article Prize will be awarded at an Envirotech event during Environmental History Week (April 19-26, 2021). 

To apply, send your article and a brief curriculum vitae (a one-page PDF file) to envirotechhistory@gmail.com. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2021. The winner of the prize will be notified in April.

For more information and previous winners, see here.