Call for expressions of interest to host the ESEH Biennial Conference 2025

Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2023

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) invites expressions of interest to host the biennial conference of the Society in 2025. Host institution(s) will be responsible for the organisation and running of the conference. It/They will work closely with the Programme Committee and the ESEH board to design the conference.

Past organisers have found hosting the conference a rewarding experience that raises the profile of their institutions. Conference organisation offers an opportunity to develop new relationships and professional skills, and to bring a thriving community of international scholars to your region. Organising a conference in a (post-)pandemic world is a challenge but the ESEH team is available to support you. We encourage ideas to make the conference as inclusive, accessible and welcoming as possible, to continue the series of memorable ESEH events that have built our community and offered an outlet for our scholarship.

To apply to host the conference in 2025, please supply a Letter of Intent, an estimated budget, and any accompanying materials to the Site Selection Committee by the deadline.

Crucial points for the evaluation will be:

  • the strength of your local group;
  • the vision of your conference in a (post-)pandemic world;
  • the possibility and probability of gaining additional funds;
  • the availability and quality of facilities and services;
  • the impact of the conference on your country and the wider region.

The letter of intent should be no more than 5000 words long.

The letter of intent and all accompanying materials (including budget estimates and support letters) must be sent by email to The results of the process will be communicated by 15 July 2023.

Do not hesitate to contact the Site Selection Committee with queries via email to email to Please also contact us if you would like to host the conference, but your resources are limited or if you would like to co-host the conference with other institutions in your region.

Interested in submitting your expression of interest? Check the following document: Guidelines for Submission Materials (Letter of Intent, Estimated Budget, Additional Materials)

The ESEH Site Selection Committee 2021 – 2023

Julia Lajus (chair), Columbia University in the City of New York, USA and University of Helsinki, Finland
Marianna Dudley, University of Bristol, UK
Inês Amorim, University of Porto, Portugal

Image credits: Photograph by N. on Unsplash