Conferences and Events of Interest

These noteworthy conferences, workshops, meetings, lectures, projects, calls for papers, and collaborations underway are provided for informational purposes only; please follow the appropriate links or contact the organizers for further details.

If you know of similar relevant events or projects, please email Andrea Anderson.

Forest History Society Events

Dec. 5, 2023

1-2 pm ET

Register HERE

Webinar on Zoom: David Paul Bayles - "Sap in Their Veins"

In 1972 David Paul Bayles left the suburbs of Los Angeles for a summer job as a logger. Then, instead of heading off to photography school in the fall as planned, he stayed. Four years later, celebrating the end of his last day of logging with his crewmates over a few beers, the woods boss toasted him: “We wish you well in photo school and please don’t forget us dirty old loggers.”

Bayles didn’t forget. A decade later he returned to the forests of the northern Sierras, Mount Shasta, and Redwood coast regions to create a photo exhibition that traveled through California and Oregon. In 2004 he expanded the project, focusing on how northern California’s logging industry had changed and altered the lives and culture of the men with whom he’d spent long days working in forests, men who worked with their hands and intuition. He also conducted interviews with the men. David's new book Sap in Their Veins: Portraits of Loggers and the Trees They Fell brings together those powerful photos with the moving stories the men shared with him.

Photographer David Paul Bayles focuses on landscapes where the needs of forests and human pursuits often collide, sometimes coexist and on occasion find harmony. He is the author of Urban Forest: Images of Trees in the Human Landscape (Sierra Club Books).


Other Events of Interest

April 3-7, 2024 American Society for Environmental History
Location: Denver, CO
June 23-29, 2024 XXVI IUFRO World Congress 2024
World Congress held by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. Congress theme: Forests and Society Towards 2050.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
August 1-4, 2024 Society of American Archivists annual conference
Location: Chicago, IL
August 19-23, 2024 Fourth World Congress of Environmental History
Location: Oulu, Finland
Sept. 17-21, 2024 Society of American Foresters annual convention
Location: Loveland, CO