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2017 conference - Chicago

Winds of Change: Global Connections across Space, Time, and Nature
Dates: March 29 - April 2, 2017
Location: Drake Hotel, downtown Chicago (Magnificent Mile)
Host: University of Illinois-Chicago

Join us in Chicago as we celebrate 40 years of environmental history
ASEH's 2017 conference will include many special events commemorating our 40th anniversary, including sessions on the state of the field, publishing trends, future directions for environmental history, and more.

Note: guests make their own reservations through this ASEH website or by contacting the hotel directly. ASEH has no "reservation department" and we have not authorized any 3rd-party vendors to make reservations at the Drake Hotel for our conference. The conference rate at the Drake Hotel is $179/night. The cutoff date for guest room reservations is Monday, March 6, 2017.  The link for reservations is:

Guests can also call 1-800-55-DRAKE and refer to group code ASE to receive the special group rate.

A limited number of students rooms are available for $139/night. Click here for student reservations. Guests can also call 1-800-55-DRAKE and refer to group code AEH to receive the special student group rate.

Click here for the Online Registration Form
Cancellation Policy

Schedule and Special Events:
Sessions and Calendar
List of Events
Field Trip List and Prices
Field Trip Descriptions

Getting There
Amtrak to Chicago
Visa Letters

In and Around Chicago
Child Care
Public Transportation
Restaurant Guide
25 Chicago Attractions (several are free)
26 Iconic Downtown Chicago Buildings
Self-Guided Walking Tours Downtown Chicago
Self-Guided Bicycle Tour

Assistance for Students and Low-Income Scholars
Travel Grants

Exhibiting and Advertising
List of Exhibitors

AV and Posters
Note to Presenters on AV
List of Posters
Instructions for Preparing and Presenting Posters

Click here for a list of sponsors.

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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).

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