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5th IWHA Conference,

Past and Futures of Water, 13-17 June 2007

Tampere, Finland

First Call for Papers and Sessions

The International Water History Association (IWHA) will hold its fifth biennial conference in Tampere, Finland, in June 2007.

The conference program addresses diverse topics related to water history and futures, and will provide an excellent opportunity for scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and different parts of the world to meet and discuss the many fascinating aspects of water history.

You are requested to send your proposals for sessions and/or papers by 15 October 2006.

Major themes are: Water and the city; Water, health and sanitation; Water, food and economy; Water history research methodologies; and Water history and its relevance. Other relevant session topics are welcome.

Each session should have four or five papers. Proposals for individual papers may also be submitted. Please include also information on the session chair, a one-page CV for each author, and an abstract of max. 500 words, including the title and contact addresses. You can also send your proposal for a poster with max. of 500 words.

Accepted session, paper and poster proposals will be notified by 15 December 2006 and the second call for papers with announced sessions will be sent by 31 January 2007.

Please send your proposal to Ms Eija Vinnari, e-mail:

On behalf of the organizers, we invite you to Tampere to witness how water history meets the future under the midnight sun.

Dr. Tapio S. Katko, Chairman of the Scientific Committee

Dr. Petri S. Juuti, Chairman of the Organising Committee

Dr. Fekri Hassan, President, IWHA

The event is co-organized and hosted by University of Tampere (Dept. of History) and Tampere University of Technology, (Institute of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology)

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