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ASEH 2020

  • March 25, 2020
  • (EDT)
  • March 29, 2020
  • (EDT)
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Conference registration for members

ASEH Annual Conference

March 25-29, 2020

Delta Ottawa City Centre

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


ASEH Registration Fees - Donate or Refund - policies and procedures

Dear ASEH Members and Conference Attendees,

It has become clear over the last few days that we cannot hold the Ottawa meeting as planned, so we have decided to cancel the in-person meeting in Ottawa, scheduled for March 25-29, 2020. The individual and collective health risks are too great.

This still leaves several questions unanswered: Do we simply cancel this meeting, or do we try to reschedule later in the year? 

As a member and supporter of ASEH, you should be aware that either of these options has serious financial consequences for the organization. At worst, this loss could amount to $250,000, or about half of ASEH's total bank account. A rescheduled meeting, if it was successful, might reduce these losses significantly.  

The best way you can help is to donate to ASEH - perhaps by donating some of what you had budgeted for the meeting.  It is easy to DONATE HERE.

We promise to provide more information and an explanation about why a cancelled conference will cost so much when we have figured out whether we are simply cancelling or whether we will try to reschedule.

Thank you as always for your membership and support.

Ed Russell, ASEH President

Sarah Elkind, ASEH Vice President

David Spatz, ASEH Executive Director

ASEH 2020 and COVID-19 updates


ASEH conference program (available in late February)

Schedule at-a-glance

Online Conference Session Schedule

Field Trips


Circle Sessions


The conference sessions and events will take place at the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel. 

ASEH has reserved a block or rooms at a conference rate. 

Book your group rate for American Society of Environmental History

Staying at the Delta helps ASEH meet its room block obligation and ensure the financial health of the Society.

Special Events

Welcome and Opening Reception, Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Oxford University Press 

Grad Student Reception and Caucus Meeting, Wednesday, March 25, 8:15 - 9:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Carleton University Department of History

Luncheon and Talk - An Acre of Time: The Enduring Value of Place, Thursday, March 26, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Sponsored by the Forest History Society

Plenary Session: "Black and Indigenous Arts for Reparative Environmental Histories" - Thursday, March 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by University of Calgary Press

Closing Reception, Saturday, March 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Penn State Department of History

AV and Poster

AV at the conference

Instructions for Preparing a Poster

List of Posters

Funding and Support


Travel Grants

Equity Undergraduate Student Grants


Cancellations must be e-mailed to Requests received by March 11, 2020 will receive a full refund, minus a $35 processing fee, following the conference. Requests made after March 11, 2020 will receive a refund of the registration fee only, minus a $35 processing fee, as the hotel catering and bus companies will charge us the full amounts due by that date. Fees for breakfasts, banquets, and field trips will not be refunded after March 11, 2020. Cancellation of rooms must be made through the hotel and are subject to its requirements for notification.


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