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Environmental History Week 2021 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Environmental History Week?

Environmental History Week is an international celebration of environmental history, organized by environmental historians of all stripes to foster scholarly collaboration, academic research, teaching and public awareness of environmental history.  ASEH invites you to organize an event in your community.

What sorts of events can be affiliated with EHW?

Environmental History Week events can take many forms. In person, face-to-face events could be all-day mini-conferences; environmental history lectures on a campus or at a public library or museum; student presentations at a student research symposium; film series with audience discussions; field trips or tours, or hands-on projects in collaboration with non-profits in your area; or a teacher training program for local K-12, community college, or graduate students. Digital events could be virtual conferences conducted on an online, video conference platform; streamed films with online discussions; self-guided field trips; or a virtual museum exhibit. Programs for all audiences are welcome. If you have other ideas for events, please share them. ASEH will review, list, and promote any submitted event that aligns with the mission, values, and ethics of the Society.

Already planning an event for Earth Day 2021? Fill out the form and add it to the Environmental History Week events calendar.

Is there a minimum or maximum audience size needed for an EHW event?

No, an event can be as large or small as you envision.

What should I consider when organizing an event for EHW?

Organizers planning new events should consider what they would like achieve with an event and, in turn, audience, venue, participants, cost, potential partners, and funding that will help make it successful. Contingency plans are also important in current conditions.

We have put together a list of considerations that may help those planning an event, especially academic symposia.

How do I submit an event for the EHW Events Calendar?

Please join us by organizing an event in your area, and sending information to us so we can publicize it on the Environmental History Week events calendar on the ASEH.org website.  You can help diversify environmental history by inviting colleagues, scholars, and community-members who do not normally attend environmental history conferences to participate.  Find collaborators by posting on H-Environment, other H-Net lists and social media channels listed on the Environmental History Week website.

EHW coincides with Earth Day 2021 (April 22). Already have an Earth Day event planned or planning an event for Earth Day? Fill out the form to add it to the EHW events calendar?

Does ASEH offer funding to help my local event?

ASEH is excited to announce that we will offer funding opportunities to support local events organized for Environmental History Week, up to $1,000 to offset costs associated with events. Funding is limited, so apply soon!

Step 1: Submit your event for Environmental History Week using this form.

Step 2: Apply for funding here.

Please be sure to include your name, the event, how much funding you are requesting, and how ASEH funds would be used. The first round of funding review will begin January 15, 2021.

Are the opportunities to sponsor Environmental History Week?

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact David Spatz at david.spatz@aseh.org.

How can I support ASEH and Environmental History Week?

ASEH itself will charge no registration or affiliation fees for Environmental History Week events (event organizers may charge). The best ways to support ASEH are to join or renew or donate.

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