Between 11 and 14 December 2012, the Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative (CMSI) at the University of Alberta will host its first interdisciplinary conference to explore how mountains are understood.
The CMSI promotes, coordinates, and conducts research from across disciplines on mountain places, peoples and practices, and advances both theoretical and experiential learning on campus and in mountain environments. The conference � with an optional trip to Jasper following the sessions � will bring together geologists, historians, scientists and artists in what should be a fascinating look at how we understand mountains.

You can download the conference programme by going to: or simply conduct an internet search using Thinking Mountains conference.