2015 ESEH Summer School “Cities and Mountains”

The LARHRA (Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Unit), in cooperation with the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the RUCHE and with the support of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), is pleased to announce that a four-day thematic summer school Cities and Mountains. Environmental and Health Risks : A Socio-Historical Perspective will take place in Lyon, Yenne, and Grenoble immediately before the ESEH 8th International Conference (Versailles, 30 June – 3 July 2015).

There are three thematic clusters, around which young researchers are invited to apply:

  1. Environmental and health risks in cities,
  2. Environmental risks in mountains,
  3. Mountain cities and towns as specific environments with specific issues

The summer school aims to gather around 15 graduate / post-doctoral students together with junior and senior scholars. Each participant is expected to give an oral presentation of 15-20 minutes which will be discussed in thematic sessions chaired by senior scholars. The four-day seminar will also feature lectures from scholars, field trips and informal discussion among scholars and students.

At the end of the School, students will have to produce either: a scientific poster about their work to be presented at the ESEH Conference; a draft of an article for the Arcadia project; or a report about the summer school (6-10 pages).

To apply, students are required to send to Stéphane Frioux (stephane.frioux [at] univ-lyon2.fr) the following documents in English: (1) Curriculum vitae; (2) an abstract and outline of their doctoral thesis or other work that states the main challenges and research questions to be discussed at the summer school (500 words); (3) a letter of support from a faculty member.

There is no registration fee. All accepted participants will receive free accommodation, meals and transportation DURING the four-day seminar, but they are responsible for their own transportation to and from Lyon, France, where they should arrive on 25 June as the summer school will start on 26 June, in the morning.

Application deadline: 22 March 2015 26 April 2015. Answer will be given before April 11 as soon as possible after the new deadline.

Further details are available in the full call below.