Environmental History Today Webinars 2022

From September to December, the second edition of the EnvHist Today Webinar Series promoted by the ESEH hosts six sessions. This year’s series focuses on the environmental history of war and Eastern Europe and encompasses three formats – book roundtables, single-themed discussion, panels.

The series is coordinated by Dmitry Arzyutov (Oulun yliopisto) and Anna Olenenko (Хортицька національна академія) and supported by the Biodiverse Anthropocene Program and the Eudaimonia Institute (Oulun yliopisto, Finland).

Members of the 2022 team of EnvHist Today Webinar Series are: Paula Schönach (Aalto University, Finland); Tim Soens (University of Antwerp, Belgium); Ekaterina Zharova (Russian Academy of Science, Russian Federation).

To join the webinars, follow the zoom links and get registered.
Please, note that all the times are indicated according to the EEST zone.

See you there!



19 September 2022 at 17:00 (EEST)

Book roundtable I: Marco Armiero’s Wasteocene (Cambridge UP, 2021)


Participants: Marco Armiero (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan), Stefania Gallini (Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá), Mehmet Kentel (İstanbul Araştırmaları Enstitüsü), Rob Nixon (Princeton University)

Chairs: Dmitry Arzyutov and Anna Olenenko


30 September 2022 at 11:30-14:00 (EEST)

Workshop I: Eurasian Environmental History



Erika Monahan (The University of New Mexico) │ By Ski, Boat, Horse, Dog, Sled, Foot,  or Camel: Mapping Travel, Revealing Environment

Alan Roe (Loyola University of Maryland) │ Into Russian Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, and National Parks in the Twentieth Century (book presentation)

Olga Belichenko (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) │ A green treasury: Procurement of Non-timber Forest Resources in the Late Soviet Times

Anna Sokolova (Universität Zürich – Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies) │ Resource Development on the Edge of Socialism: Everyday Life on the Late Soviet Karelia

Chair: Dmitry Arzyutov


13 October 2022 at 12:00-14:00 (EEST)

Workshop II: War Environment



Gerard J. Fitzgerald │ Harvest for War: Fruits, Nuts, Materiality, and Gas Mask Filter Manufacture in the United States During World War I

Inna Sukhenko (Helsingin yliopisto) │ Chornobyl, Nuclear Literacy and Intermedial Ecocriticism: On Translating Nuclear Knowledge in U.S. Nuclear Fiction

Kateryna Shymkevich (Запорізький інститут економіки та інформаційних технологій) │The mine problem in the Western Balkans as a Consequence the Yugoslav Wars

Chair: Anna Olenenko


9 December 2022 at 16:00-17:30 (EEST)

Workshop III: Agricultural history



Jen Yu-Chien (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) │ The Comparative Research of Agricultural Production between the United Kingdom and Taiwan from 1809 to 1818: The Influence of the Eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815

Irina Aguiari (Scuola Normale Superiore, Firenze) │ A Processual Approach to Community Agriculture: Challenging Systemic Determinism and Post-structuralist Explanations

Chair: Tim Soens (Universiteit Antwerpen)


28 October 2022 at 16:00-17:00 (EEST)

Book roundtable II: Davide Orsini’s The Atomic Archipelago: US Nuclear Submarines and Technopolitics of Risk in Cold War Italy (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022)


Discussant: Dario Fazzi (Universiteit Leiden)

Chairs: Dmitry Arzyutov and Anna Olenenko


12 December 2022 at 18:00-19:30 (EEST)

Discussion: Energy Humanities


Robert Groß (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien) │ Natural Gas Dependence in the Making: How Austrian Energy Operators Contributed to the Status Quo

Discussant: Per Högselius (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan)

Chairs: Dmitry Arzyutov and Anna Olenenko


 Download the programme here!