Environmental History Today Webinars 2023-2025

ESEH is happy to announce that the Environmental History Today online seminar series is back! Introduced as a response to pandemic COVID-2019 and the lack of opportunity to discuss recent research at in-person conferences, these seminars transformed into permanent meetings of environmental historians from all over the world and those who are interested in the history of interaction between human and environment. In 2023-2025 Environmental History Today online seminar series aim to demonstrate recent achievements in environmental history in different regions. ESEH has representatives in 22 regions and each of them will have the opportunity to talk about recently published books or projects or studies which reflect the environmental history agenda.

Our online seminars take place once a month and bring together scholars, activists and students from different parts of the world. We provide a unique space for developing and exchanging ideas through a transnational network of scholars working on the history of the environment.

Environmental History Today online seminars are open to everyone! To take part you need to register for each seminar separately.

November 22, 2023, Wednesday, 16:15 – 17:00 EET (14.15. GMT; 15.15. CET; 16.15 SAST and IST; 17.15 TRT; 01.15 Nov 23, 2023 AEDT) – Nordic region

Book presentation: Green Development or Greenwashing? Environmental Histories of Finland (The White Horse Press 2023)
Presenters: editors Viktor Pál, Tuomas Räsänen and Mikko Saikku
Special Guests of the session: Sarah Johnson, Partner, White Horse Press, UK; Professor Mark Hersey, Mississippi State University, USA
This event is held in hybrid form on Zoom and physically at University of Helsinki (Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, Room P219) at 16.15-17.00 EET on November 22, 2023.
Register to receive your Zoom link: https://kth-se.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5ctdeGurz4uHtOy2mpZNhqbWLWg7crPVONh
The book is downloadable at https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/77073

December 12, 2023, Tuesday, 11:00-12:30 EET  (09.00. GMT; 10.00. CET; 11.00 SAST and IST; 12.00 TRT; 20.00 AEDT) – Baltic States

Presentation: Animal welfare movement in Estonia before World War II
Presenter: Karl Hein, Tallinn University
Discussants: Maarja Kaaristo, The Manchester Metropolitan University, and Otto Latva, University of Turku
Register to receive your Zoom link: https://kth-se.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wvd-uvqjgtHd3JF4HUwImrLWRfefYsCyof

January, 2024 – TBA

February 29, 2024, Thursday, 15:00-17:00 CETRussia

Book presentation: The Green Power of Socialism: Wood, Forest, and the Making of Soviet Industrially Embedded Ecology (MIT Press 2024)
Presenter: Elena Kochetkova, University of Bergen
Discussant: Laurent Coumel, CNRS and EHESS, France
Chair: Anastasia Fedotova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Zoom: TBA

More to come…

March, 2024 – Portugal

April, 2024 – Israel

May, 2024 – Ukraine

June, 2024 – German Speaking Countries

September, 2024 – France

October, 2024 – Croatia-Serbia-Slovenia

November, 2024 – Hungary

December, 2024 – Romania

January, 2025 – BNL

February, 2025 – Turkey

March, 2025 – Australasia

April, 2025 – Czech Republic

May, 2025 – UK and Ireland

June, 2025 – TBA

September, 2025 – Greece

October, 2025 – TBA