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Call for Papers: History of NASA and the Environment Symposium

Date: September 29-30, 2022
Location: Georgetown University/Hybrid
Organizers: NASA, Georgetown University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology 

Conference Description: To more critically analyze the historical connection between NASA and the environment, the NASA History Office and Georgetown University invite proposals for papers to be presented at a two-day symposium, from September 29-30, at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.  Diverse scholars at every seniority level are encouraged to apply, and the organizers are pleased to provide funding for hotel accommodations for two nights near the university. 

Possible topics for papers include, but are not limited to the following:

  • NASA and the Environmental Movement
  • NASA and Environmental Justice/Inequality
  • International Collaboration/Global Environment
  • Space Exploration and Human Health/Biology
  • NASA Responses to Environmental Changes on Earth and in Space
  • Cultural Histories of NASA and the Environment
  • Earth and Space Photography/Art
  • Earth Observing Technologies
  • NASA and Climate Change Science
  • Planetary Sciences
  • Orbital Debris/Space Junk

Submission Procedures:
If you wish to present a paper or have questions, please send an abstract of no more than 400 words and a short biography or curriculum vita, including affiliation by July 1, 2022 to: 

Dr. Brian C. Odom, NASA
Dr. Dagomar Degroot, Georgetown University
Dr. Neil Maher, New Jersey Institute of Technology

NCPH 2023 in Atlanta - Call for Proposals

The 2023 NCPH Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia, from April 12-15, 2023. The theme is “To Be Determined,” which “holds space for unknown futures…[while] signaling resolve, commitment, and intention.” Learn more about the theme by reading the full CFP, and submit your final proposal by July 15. You can submit a topic proposal by June 15 if you’d like feedback or to find co-presenters in advance of the final deadline.

Climate Change in Historical Perspective Grants

The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to support public-facing historical projects related to the theme of “Climate Change in Historical Perspective.”

The Center will fund up to five projects that creatively engage with the broad range of questions, concerns, policies and practices related to climate change, and how historical study can further public understanding of the present moment. The Center is particularly interested in funding proposals that adopt a global approach and highlight issues of class, gender, race,  activism, corporate influence and political power. We strongly encourage members of minority and underrepresented populations to apply.

See full details and instructions to apply:

Deadline: August 31, 2022

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