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awards & funding

At our conference in Seattle (April 2016) ASEH presented several awards, including best poster to Santiago Gorostiza (pictured above with Brett Walker). Additional recipients included Melissa Wiedenfeld for Distinguished Service; Martin Melosi for Distinguished Scholar; and the Schuylkill River Heritage Area for the project "Schuylkill River Sojourn" (all pictured above). See awards section of this website for a full list of award recipients, including the best book, articles, and dissertation awards.

 

 
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award submissions

ASEH offers eight awards, which have different submission requirements - all are described below.

Outstanding Scholarship:

Each year, the ASEH awards the following four prizes for outstanding scholarship in the field of environmental history. Click on the award below to obtain the instructions for submitting your work for consideration.

    Service and Achievement Awards:

    ASEH also recognizes service and achievement in environmental history through the four awards described below. Click on the award below to obtain the instructions for nominating a candidate or project.

    • Distinguished Scholar Award given every year to an individual who has contributed significantly to environmental history scholarship; membership in ASEH is not required. Current members of ASEH's executive committee are not eligible while they are serving. Click here for brief form to submit for nomination.
    • Distinguished Service Award given every year to an individual who has contributed significantly to the development of ASEH as an organization; membership in ASEH is required. Current members of ASEH's executive committee are not eligible while they are serving. Click here for brief form to submit for nomination.
    • Public Outreach Project Award presented every two years to an environmental history project that engages the public. We will be accepting applications for this award in 2017. Click here for submission instructions.
    • Distinguished Career in Public Environmental History presented every two years to an individual who has promoted environmental history to the public over time. We will be accepting applications for this award this year - in 2016. Click here for brief form to submit for nomination.

    General Guidelines for Submitting for four awards described above:

    Anyone can nominate candidates for the above four service and achievement awards, and ASEH's executive committee appoints a committee to select the recipients. Current members of ASEH's executive committee are not eligible while they are serving.

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    Pictured left: Susan Flader, recipient of ASEH's Distinguished Service award, and Donald Worster, ASEH's Distinguished Scholar awardee, celebrate with ASEH President Doug Weiner in 2004.

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    news and events

    Click here to view Middle East Studies Association's statement on threats to academic freedom in Turkey (ASEH signed).

    Click here to view the virtual edition of our journal on climate history.

    Click here to read about how environmental history is "the field with the largest proportional expansion" in the last 40 years.

    Click here to view ASEH's statement on "Campus Carry" legislation.

    Click here to view plenary talk by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (from our 2015 conference in Washington, DC).

    Click here to view letter from ASEH to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting that the agency re-open its history program.

    Click here to view the latest bulletin from the International Consortium of EH Organizations (ICEHO).

    Are you an ASEH member interested in hosting our annual conference? Click here for more info.

    Click here for information on our equity fellowship for graduate students and click here for information on our local equity undergraduate student grants.

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