Announcement of 8th ESEH OGM

Tthe eighth Ordinary General Meeting of the European Society for Environmental History will take place in occasion of the 8th ESEH Conference in Versailles, France, on 1 July 2015, 18:00-19:30.

The meeting will follow this agenda:

  1. Opening of the meeting by the President
  2. Minutes of the 7th Ordinary General Meeting, Munich, 23 August 2013
  3. President’s report on the development of ESEH
  4. Report by the Chair of the Council of Regional Representatives
  5. Treasurer’s report on budget 2013-2015
  6. Report by the Financial Control Committee
  7. Vote on constitutional amendment:
    This amendment adds one new paragraph to the Constitution. The amendment establishes a way for the Board to fill positions which are vacated by the holder in between OGMs. The current Constitution has no mechanism to fill a position if someone resigns until the next OGM. The proposed new paragraph reads:
    “9.7 If a Board member (other than the President) or a Regional Representative resigns for any reason, the Board may appoint a replacement to serve until the next OGM. If the President resigns for any reason, the Board will vote to fill the President position with one of the Vice-Presidents, who will then serve as a replacement until the next OGM.”
  8. Vote on creation of new region:
    A proposal was received by the Board from the Israeli Forum for Environmental History to create a new ESEH Region: Israel. The Board finds merit in the proposal as a way to further support ESEH members and the field of environmental history in emerging locations and therefore requests the OGM to vote on creation of this new region. See the attached document about the current activities of the Israeli Forum for Environmental History.
  9. Discharge of the outgoing Board Members and Regional Representatives.
  10. Report by the Nomination Committee and Election of the new Board Members, Regional Representatives, and Financial Control Committee. The candidates are as follows:
    President: Dolly Jørgensen, Umeå University (standing for reelection)
    Vice-presidents (2 positions):
    – Péter Szabó, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Department of Vegetation Ecology
    – Marcus Hall, University of Zurich
    – Karen Jones, University of Kent
    Secretary: Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
    Treasurer: Ulrich Koppitz, University Düsseldorf
    Regional Representatives
    Benelux: Tim Soens, University of Antwerp
    France: Charles-François Mathis, Université Bordeaux Montaigne
    German speaking countries: Martin Knoll, University of Salzburg
    Israel: Yaron J. Balslev, Tel Aviv University
    Poland: Adam Izdebski, Jagiellonian University Krakow
    Spain: Juan Infante, Pablo de Olavide University
    Britain & Ireland: Ian Rotherham, Sheffield Hallam University (standing for reelection)
    Czechia & Slovakia: Pavel Chromy, Charles University, Prague (standing for reelection)
    Romania: Stefan Dorondel, Academy of Social Sciences, Bucharest (standing for reelection)
    Russia: Alexei V. Kraikovskii, European University at St Petersburg (standing for reelection)
    Australasia: Tom Brooking, University of Otago (standing for reelection)
    Croatia: Hrvoje Petric, University of Zagreb (standing for reelection)
    Greece: Vaso Seirinidou, University of Athens (standing for reelection)
    Serbia: Jelena Mrgic, University of Belgrade (standing for reelection)
    South Africa: Sandra Swart, University of Stellenbosch (standing for reelection)
    Financial Control Committee (2 positions):
    – Stéphane Frioux, Université de Lyon/Saint-Etienne (Lumière Lyon 2)
    – Dominik Collet, University of Heidelberg (standing for reelection)
  11. Miscellaneous