The 10th annual Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) Graduate Student Symposium will be held February 11, 2017. The symposium’s goal is to provide a supportive environment for graduate students to share their work related to environmental and cultural change in the full sweep of human history, and to reinforce the CHE graduate student community. Work on all geographic locations, time periods, and from all disciplines is welcome.

Graduate student commentators will introduce panels and initiate the conversation afterward. Because of this emphasis on feedback, we encourage presentations on current, ongoing work, rather than on finished projects. Each presentation should be 18-20 minutes (approximately an 8 to 10-page double-spaced paper). A copy of the presentation must be submitted to the CHE symposium planning committee two weeks prior to the symposium date.

Graduate students are invited to submit either single-paper proposals, a round-table discussion panel of 3 or 4 on a related topic, or poster proposals. Please organize the panel members together before submitting a joint proposal.

For individual papers, please submit a 250-word proposal and brief biographical sketch. For a joint panel, please submit a brief overview of the panel, 250-word proposals for each paper, and a brief biography of each presenter. For a poster, please submit a 250-word description of the project and the images you might use.

For all proposals, please indicate whether presenting at the symposium will help fulfill the requirements of the CHE Certificate. If you are interested in serving as a commentator/discussant this year, please let the CHE symposium planning committee know. For all submissions or to serve as a commentator, please email by Friday, November 18, 2016 at 5 p.m.

We look forward to your submissions!

CHE Graduate Symposium Planning Committee 2017 (Travis, Danya, Rafi, and Bo)