15 September 2010
16:30 Arrival
17:00 Marco Armiero and Wilko Graf von Hardenberg
Introduction
17:30 Mark Bassin (Birmingham)
Environmental Influences and the Construction of National History: Afanasii Shchapov’s “Frontier Hypothesis” of Russian Nationhood
18:10 Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted (United Arab Emirates University)
Aesthetics of the Volga and national narratives in Russia
18:50 Loreta Zydeliene (Hull)
Independence essentials: interwar Lithuanian forestry and why attempts to maintain sustainable forest reserves failed
20:00 Social dinner

16 September 2010
09:00 Peter A. Coates (Bristol)
Keynote lecture
10:30 Coffee-break
11:00 Valentin Nicolescu (Bucharest)
Nation and Nature in Romanian Ecologist Discourse
11:40 Johann Zechner (Freie Universität, Berlin)
Politicized Timber: The ‘German Forest’ and the Nature of the Nation
12:20 Tait Keller (Rhodes College, Memphis)
Glacial Bonds and Racial Peaks: The Alps and National Identities in Germany and Austria, 1871-1933
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Marcus Hall (Zürich)
Publishing a National Environmental History: Notes from the Italian trenches
15:40 Judith O’Connell (NUI Galway)
The socialisation of nationalism, with reference to the changing depiction of the Irish famine
16:20 Charles-François Mathis (Sorbonne, Paris)
Nature and the English Nation from the last third of the 19th century
17:00 Coffee-break
17:30 Roundtable
19:00 Wilko Graf von Hardenberg and Marco Armiero
Conclusions
20:00 Dinner

17 September 2010
09:00 Discussion group on further networking and publication
12:00 Brunch
13:00 Departure