1.-2. December 2017, Tartu Loodusmaja (Lille, 10 Tartu)

Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu holds a two-day seminar on urban environments from the semiotic and historical perspectives, as well as urban planning and natural sciences. The aim of the current seminar is to bring together different disciplines working with the non-human species in […]

CfP: ICOHTEC’s annual symposium in July 2018

The International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) will held its 45th symposium in Saint-Étienne, South-East France. The venue will be the Jean Monnet University. In this annual meeting, presenters representing various disciplines will examine the relations and tensions between the past and future. Interactions between the environment and technology are also included in […]

Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

On October 27-28, 2017, the TürkeiEuropaZentrum (TEZ) of Universität Hamburg will host a two-day academic workshop on the Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, which has been co-funded by ESEH with a small workshop grant.

Please find below the programme of the workshop.



Geo-historical metabolisms within human landscapes

Workshop on Environmental History of Migration

Friday 15th, December 2017 > h 10.00 > 17.00

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali, Largo S. Eufemia 19, Modena, Italy

“This faculty of understanding the living is, in very truth, the master quality of the historian” Marc […]

CfP Writing Environmental History in the 21st century

The RUCHE, the French branch of ESEH, has launched a Call for Papers for an International Conference on “Writing Environmental History in the 21st century: Sources, Methods and Practices.” The conference will be held in Lyon, France on June 13-15, 2018 and will mark the 10th anniversary of the RUCHE.

The deadline for abstract […]

CfP: State, Experts, and Nature

Stefan Dorondel, Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology Bucharest, and Stelu Serban, The Institute for Southeast European Studies Bucharest, invite submission for an edited volume entitled “The State, Experts and Nature: Engineering the Modern Southeast and Eastern Europe Environment.”

The deadline for abstract submission is October 1st, 2017.

Below the full text of the CfP:


CfP: EH of wars in Central Europe

The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its third issue in 2018, the theme of which will be “An environmental history of wars in Central Europe”.

Full details are available in the call for papers. Deadline for submissions of abstracts is 30 September 2017.

Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History

The Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History – organised by Astrid M. Kirchhof and Jan-Henrik Meyer since 2012 – provides a forum for local and international researchers to meet in an informal setting and discuss up-to-date research in environmental history. The summer semester schedule is now available.

CfP: Environmental History of Russia

The Conference “Environmental History of Russia: the local measurements and perspectives of integral studies” which will take place at Cherepovets State University, Russia, on 5-7 October 2017 is aimed at summarizing the results of regional studies and developing new research directions that allow us to comprehensively represent the historical experience of nature management and solving […]

Statement of support for Central European University

As an international organization with members in Hungary and at the Central European University (CEU), the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is gravely concerned about the recent bill (T/14686) passed by the Hungarian Parliament on 4 April 2017 that would affect the CEU operations. See the attached file for a full statement of support […]