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Entries from November 2007

ASEH 2008 program now available online

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

The ASEH 2008 program is now available at: http://www.aseh.net/conferences/current-conference/conference-program The Envirotech meeting will be held at lunch time on Thursday, 12:00 – 1:30.

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Welcome to the Envirotech Newsletter 2/2007!

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

As you may have noticed, the Envirotech Newsletter does now have a new format: from now on, all news items will be posted on the web page as they are submitted to the new newsletter editor at news@envirotechweb.org. We will send out newsletters like this email twice a year to summarize all news posts. If […]

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Tags: Organization · Publications

New envirotech PhD!

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Finn Arne Jørgensen successfully defended his PhD dissertation “The infrastructure of everyday environmentalism: Tomra and the reverse vending machine, 1970-2000” Friday November 23, 2007. The dissertation examines the parallel technical development of reverse vending machines for the return of empty beverage containers and the cultural context of beverage container recycling. For more information, see http://finnarne.jorgensenweb.net/

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Dangerous Trade: Histories of Industrial Hazard across a Globalizing World

November 15th, 2007 · No Comments

December 13-15, 2007, Stony Brook University Though we Americans largely assume them under control, industrial hazards have quietly turned into one of the world’s foremost killers. The global burden of deaths from work-related disease and injury alone in 1999, was 1.1 million, roughly the same toll as from malaria, and not counting the millions more […]

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Lost in Transcription

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

We’re continuing to the ‘Lost in Transcription’ project, exploring meanings conveyed in oral interviews but not in their transcripts. Jon van der Veen has completed three more audio compositions, to add to last year’s first on analogies. These are at http://megaprojects.fims.uwo.ca where you can find, as well, three of our papers on this and related […]

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CFP: 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 08)

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

ISTAS 08 will be held July 26-28 2008 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. ISTAS is the annual symposium of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology. The themes for ISTAS 08 are: Citizens, Groups, Communities and Information and Communication Technologies. The scope of ISTAS 08 will include research on:      * How citizens, groups […]

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Sharing Waters: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes – A Special Issue of Québec Studies

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Joy Parr shares this with us: http://www.acqs.org/qc_studies_journal/table_of_contents.html Québec Studies 42 Fall 2006/Winter 2007 Sharing Waters: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes A special issue coordinated by Vincent Desroches and Sylvie Paquerot Vincent Desroches and Sylvie Paquerot Sharing the Waters: The challenges of Understanding the Other Madeleine Cantin-Cumyn Legal Status of Water in Quebec Nicolas Milot and Laurent Lepage […]

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A Call for Manuscripts: The University of Akron Press Series on Technology and the Environment

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

The University of Akron Press Series on Technology and the Environment, edited by Stephen H. Cutcliffe seeks manuscripts that focus on the intersection of environmental history and the history of technology. Members of the special interest group, Envirotech, are particularly encouraged to submit their ms. or contact the Editor with questions. Previously published volumes in […]

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Member News: Frank Popper

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

I remain a professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University.  Every fall my wife Deborah, a geographer at the College of Staten Island/City University of New York, and I teach a course on land-use planning at the Environmental Studies Program at Princeton University.  We were in South Dakota in June […]

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Pat Munday on SHOT Envirotech Roundtable

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Pat Munday wrote a post on the 2007 SHOT Envirotech Roundtable in his blog Ecorover. See it here: http://ecorover.blogspot.com/2007/10/ecorover-goes-to-washington-dc.html

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