Conference: Thinking Mountains 2015



The Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative is organizing a fascinating interdisciplinary mountain studies conference. It will take place from May 5-8, 2015, in Alberta’s Jasper National Park. All information is available here.

From the organizers:
Thinking Mountains is a unique interdisciplinary event: a conference that aims to promote dialogue about how mountains are understood physically, as ecosystems, in human history, and as part of world cultures. Mountain areas comprise about one-fifth of the world’s land surface area and provide direct life support for about 10 per cent of humankind. They act as indirect life support for another three billion people, and inspire recreational, artistic, and religious experiences.

Held in Jasper National Park through May 5-8, Thinking Mountains 2015 will be a meeting place for the best mountain-focused scholarship in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities to better understand mountain peoples, places, and activities.