Call for Applications: ESEH 2023 Summer Schools (17-20 August 2023)

We are pleased to announce that two summer schools will precede the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) conference in Bern in 2023. The themes of the summer schools are Climate and Commons. Both Summer Schools consists of lectures, presentations, in-depth discussions, exercises, and joint-research projects conducted over the Summer Schools. They are open to young researchers (PhD students and early postdocs) worldwide.

The Climate Summer School is targeted to young researchers who have no – or only modest – prior knowledge on climate sciences or working with climate data, but who would like to learn the basics of these to include climatic aspects in their future research.
More information: Climate_SummerSchool

The Commons Summer School is targeted to young researchers who aim to include – or are already including – aspects of common pool resources in their research. In the sense of the ‘visual turn’, we will investigate the transformation of common forests, pastures and waters on the basis of (historical) photographs.
More information: Commons_SummerSchool

The Climate Summer School will be held at Aeschi bei Spiez (Canton of Bern) and the Commons Summer School at Grimentz (Val d’Anniviers, Canton of Valais).

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2022. We have limited number of participants for both Summer Schools, thus please apply as early as possible. We are working on grant application to cover full board accommodation over the Summer Schools as well as international travel costs to the venue and back for all participants

For further information and application, visit

The ESEH Summer School Committee:
Ben Anderson, Keele University, UK
Alex Hibberts, Durham University, UK
David Schorr, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Martin Stuber (chair), University of Bern, Switzerland
Monica Vasile, Maastricht University, The Netherlands