Two quick notes about upcoming conferences, and specifically my participation in waste history panels at these conferences. On Friday, June 21, I’ll participate in a panel on “Flows of Waste” at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) conference. My topic for that talk is “Consumers’ Metropolis: Chicagoland’s Wastes in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.”
Just heard that a panel I’m on will be part of the 2013 Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) meeting this October. That presentation is called “Toward a History of Upcycling: Reconsidering High-End Aluminum Reuse Since World War II.”
More proposals are in the works, but those two are confirmed. Say hi if you attend either.