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ASEH celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017 - and our Chicago conference will include special events (sessions, exhibits, receptions, and more) highlighting the history of our organization and the development of environmental history.

Wednesday, March 29
Newberry Library workshop, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. ("Doing Local History: Engaging the Archives, Engaging the Community")
Opening Reception, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 30
War & Environment breakfast, 7:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Exhibits open, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sessions, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lunch banquet and presidential address: "The Lifting Fog: Race, Work, and the Environment," Kathleen A. Brosnan, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Plenary session, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. "Environmental Justice in Chicago and Beyond" [including speakers Sylvia Hood Washington, Illinois EPA and Environmental Health Research Associates, LLC; Kimberly Wasserman, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization; Shana Bernstein, Northwestern University; and Ellen Spears, University of Alabama - moderated by Marsha Weisiger, University of Oregon]

Women's EH Network reception, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Graduate Student Reception, 9:00 - 10:15 p.m.

Friday, March 31
Forest History Society breakfast, 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.
Exhibits open, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sessions, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ASEH Presidents Slam (commemorating 40th anniversary), 10:30 a.m. - noon
Field Trips, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Local Films, 1:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Editorial board meeting, 6:30 -8:00 p.m.
ICEHO meeting, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Interest Group No-Host Dinners [see conference program], 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1
Hal Rothman Fun(d) Run, 6:15 -7:15 a.m.
Envirotech breakfast, 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.
Exhibits open, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sessions, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Poster presentations, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Members meeting, 4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
"Forum: Threats to the Free Flow of Ideas and People," following members meeting, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
"Nature's Metropolis 25 Years Later: A Conversation with Bill Cronon,” moderated by Patrick Reardon with introduction by Marsha Weisiger, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Awards ceremony, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
40th-Anniversary celebration/closing reception, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2
All-day field trip - Exploring Pullman National Monument with Leon Fink, Distinguished Professor of History, University of Chicago-Illinois


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ASEH endorses the March for Science on April 22, 2017 – and we support funding of research, public communication of findings, and evidence-based policies in the public interest. We have signed the AHA’s statement of support.

Click here to read ASEH's response to the recent executive order regarding immigration.

Notify the Trump Administration and Members of Congress that you support the National Endowment for the Humanities: http://p2a.co/qgIhfKy.

Click here to support our Education Committee's initiative "Greening the K-12 Curriculum."

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 the latest bulletin from the International Consortium of EH Organizations (ICEHO).

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