ASEH Interest Groups
Climate History Information on the climate history group's activities for 2018 will be posted on this website when it becomes available.
Letter to President Obama regarding 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964
Energy ASEH's energy group will meet for a no-host dinner at the Riverside conference on Friday evening, March 16, 2018. Meet on the steps of the Riverside Convention Center at 7:00 p.m. Those interested in learning more can e-mail Robert Lifset at contact Robert Lifset at email@example.com
Environment, Law, and History The connections between the environment, law, and history are deep and pervasive. Many of us, from many disciplines – law, history, geography, and environmental studies, to name a few – have been working at the intersections of these fields for some time, but have had no common forum for exchanging views and information. This special interest group aims to enable such exchanges, allowing us to share ideas and collaborate in research, publications, teaching, and more.
This reception provides an opportunity for women (cis/trans) to meet, make connections, and become involved in ASEH’s mentoring program. Please let us know you plan to join us on the registration form (it’s free for ASEH conference attendees!). Wine and light snacks provided.
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act in 1964. Bill Cronon, Mark Harvey, Paul Sutter, and Jay Turner sought historians of conservation and wilderness history of the United States to add their names to a letter to President Obama regarding the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964. The letter encouraged the president to consider delivering a major speech that celebrates America's history of protecting our nation's unique heritage of parks, monuments, and wilderness areas. 104 scholars signed it.
The deadline for signing has passed, but the letter can be viewed at:
Note from organizers in early January 2014: