Britain and Ireland

Regional representative

Prof. Ian Rotherham
Faculty of Development & Society
Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus, Pond Street
Sheffield, S1 1WB, UK
I.D.Rotherham [at]

The Britain and Ireland ESEH regional group has a quarterly newsletter. You can contact the regional representative at the dedicated e-mail esehbrit1 [at] if you have announcements for the upcoming newsletters.

Special edition of the ESEH Notepad about environmental history in Ireland:
Notepad no. 46 May 2013, Environment and History, Vol 19, Nr. 2

Further interesting news are available from the UKeconet website:

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Information about the development of environmental history in Ireland is available from the website of the Irish Environmental History Network.

UK and Ireland Newsletter, No. 22,May 2015

ESEH : May 7, 2015 21:16

Workshop: Kazakhstan’s Environmental Challenges

ESEH : September 25, 2014 18:25

David Moon, York University, and Beatrice Penati, Nazarbayev University, are seeking applications from Early-Career Scholars in the UK and Kazakhstan to participate in a workshop, funded by the British Council Researcher Links scheme, on Kazakhstan’s Environmental Challenges in a Eurasian and Global Perspective. The workshop will take places at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan on 3-6 January 2015

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2014.

The call is open to scholars who were awarded their Ph.D.s in the last 10 years and who are based at institutions of higher education or research in the UK or Kazakhstan

For further details and the application procedure please see the full call for applications below.

Newsletter: UK & Ireland EH

ESEH : March 21, 2014 00:34

The latest issue of the UK and Ireland environmental history newsletter is available.

CfP Nature(S)

ESEH : November 1, 2012 00:30

International Conference Nature(s): Designing, Experiencing, Representing the Natural Environment, 18th to 21st Centuries

University of Nantes, 6-8 June 2013

The conference wishes to question the relationships between human beings and urban nature, in France, Britain and Ireland from the 18th century onwards, with a view to highlighting how consciously men and women have acknowledged the artificial and/or paradoxical notion of acting upon nature in those centuries, especially in an urban context and as shown in such varied fields as aesthetics, literature or landscape studies.

Further details and contact information may be found in the full call for papers.

Conf: History, Memory and Green Imaginaries

esehadmin : October 10, 2012 10:02

History, Memory and Green Imaginaries
A symposium presented by the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton

Friday 30th November 2012
9.30am – 5.00pm
M2, Grand Parade, University of Brighton

This symposium invites reflection on the ways in which history and memory inform and shape contemporary green imaginaries. It brings together cultural theorists, historians, cultural geographers, educators and policy actors.

Keynote: ‘The problem of the past’
Alastair Bonnett, Professor of Social Geography, Newcastle University

Roundtable: ‘Austerity and sustainability’
The Home Front and ‘austerity Britain’ are significant points of reference in current debates about sustainability. What kinds of possibilities and limitations follow from the use of historical resources in public debate about environmental issues?

Tim Cooper, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Exeter, ‘The limits of history in green imaginaries’.
Victoria Johnson, Head of Climate Change and Energy, New Economics Foundation, ‘“Ration me up” and other nef projects’
James Piers Taylor, British Film Institute Documentation Editor and permaculture educator, ‘Re-member, re-vision and re-claim: using archival film to facilitate local conversations about community resilience’.

Panel: ‘Ecological history’
How can historical research inform environmental thinking? Three historians discuss this question in relation to their research and practice.

Vinita Damodaran, Senior Lecturer in South Asian History, University of Sussex, ‘“Primitive places and wild tribes”: colonial and indigenous understandings of nature in Eastern India in the nineteenth century’.
Erin Gill, environmental journalist and historian, ‘“Lost” environmental histories: the stories we’ve forgotten’.
Karin Jaschke, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, University of Brighton, ‘Historiography as process: towards an Ecological History of Architecture’.

Closing remarks: ‘Culture is natural: biosemiotics, recycling, and the evolutionary structurations of biological and cultural change’
Wendy Wheeler, Professor Emeritus of English Literature and Cultural Inquiry, London Metropolitan University.

This event is open to all. Please register in advance by following the link below. The registration fee is £35, or £25 for students/unaffiliated delegates, including lunch and refreshments. The deadline for registration is 23rd November 2012.

Enquiries: Cheryl Roberts /
More information and abstracts:,-memory-and-green-imaginaries

CfP: Strategizing Raw Materials

ESEH : October 4, 2012 13:12

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK has issued a call for papers for the conference “Strategizing Raw Materials: Business, Government, History & Planning”, which will take place in Glasgow, 24 – 26 June 2013. Deadline for submissions is 16 November 2012.

More details may be gathered from the attached call for papers.

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