Call for chapter proposals: New AAG Book on Rocky Mountain West

One of the most anticipated items when I began attending AAG meetings was the annual edited book that came in our packet.  This would be a special volume dedicated to the city and region where the meeting was held.  Within it would be chapters detailing all kinds of interesting aspects of the region, written by geographers with expertise and wisdom.   I still have a large collection of these regional geographies on my book shelf.  The AAG was poorer when we stopped producing this regional compendium and we need to bring it back.

So I am delighted to announce that, for the first time since 2001, the American Association of Geographers will be introducing an edited book entitled Denver and the Rocky Mountain West.  It will be edited by Michael Keables, with an editorial board of local experts.

This will be a fully produced, peer reviewed book, available as a pdf to every conference attendee.  It can also be purchased as a spiral-bound copy for a small fee.

Consider this a call for chapter proposals for anyone who would like to contribute to the excitement of the Rocky Mountain region.  Consider this also a chance to provide all of our attendees with your unique insights about this region.

If you are interested in contributing to this new book, please contact Michael Keables at michael [dot] keables [at] du [dot] edu.  The timeline is short.  Mike will need a title and abstract by October 15.  Final submissions will be due by January 15.

— Dave Kaplan
AAG President