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Hello - I would like to submit the following item for posting on H-Law: Greetings - I am organizing a panel or roundtable proposal on the environmental history of law for next year’s American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Conference in Toronto, Ontario (April 3-6, 2013). The goal of the session would be to present and discuss historical work that analyzes the material ecological and environmental health impacts of differing legal regimes on landscapes, airscapes, waterscapes, animal populations, and/or human bodies across time. Themes and topics for possible papers include: - private property rights, the marketing of nature, and resource extraction - common law restraints (trespass, nuisance, etc.) on contentious uses - statutory law, state simplification, and environmental governance - the commons as a legal fiction and/or legally recognized or customary fact - toxic torts, citizens’ suits, and the quest for environmental justice - the role of international law in dispossessing native lands and/or legitimating indigenous uses - changes in rules that assign or limit liability for ecological harm - access to legal procedures for disputing uneven pollution effects - ecological boundaries (watersheds, fisheries, etc.) as non-state frameworks for legal jurisdiction - nature as a legal actor (“acts of God,” etc.) If you are interested in participating on such a panel, please send a copy of your paper proposal and your CV to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> by Friday, June 1, 2012. Cheers, Matthew A. Axtell, M.A., J.D. PhD Program in History Princeton University email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>