October 10, 2007

AAG 2008: Call for Paper - Geographies of Katrina and Post-Katrina New Orleans

I've been asked to relay some information on the following for the AAG... AAG 2008: Call for Paper/Abstracts. Theme -  In the Shadow of a Storm: Geographies of Katrina and Post-Katrina New Orleans. These sessions will focus on hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans. We anticipate these sessions will attract physical and human geographers and span a variety of approaches to geographic inquiry. Furthermore, we hope to attract non-geographers working on topics related to Katrina and New Orleans. The potential topics covered by sessions and submissions might include Social and Environmental Justice, participatory mapping, governance and community involvement, hazard mitigation/perception, soil mapping, hydrology, historical development, development geography, among many others (see a longer list below). The breadth of the topics is sure to make these sessions a rich opportunity for geographers and researchers of all backgrounds to come together to better understand the storm and its impact on New Orleans. The organizers are willing to develop themed Katrina/New Orleans sessions if there is enough interest; feel free to contact us with ideas. Submissions will be grouped in an effort to bring common themes together in single sessions.  The Association of American Geographers Annual meeting will be held from April 15th through 19th in Boston, MA. Additional information and conference registration/abstract submission can be found at www.aag.org

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