Summer schools

ESEH co-organizes PhD Summer Schools in Environmental History every year. The Schools bring together students from across Europe in various disciplines to both share their own work and hear experienced scholars talk about their environmental history research.

Interested in organizing a ESEH Summer School or getting support for your Summer School by ESEH? You may find further information on our Benefits & requirements page.


ESEH 2012 Summer School in Flaran

ESEH : May 4, 2012 22:34

Rural History v. Environmental History? Summer School
Flaran, 27-30 June 2012

Toulouse University 2 (Le Mirail) and the CNRS, with the support of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), l’Association des Journées Internationales d’Histoire de l’Abbaye de Flaran, and the FRAMESPA (UMR 5136), are organizing an inaugural summer school for rural and environmental history.

The summer school will bring together lecturers, mentors, doctoral and post-doctoral students from France as well as members of the European Society for Environmental History from elsewhere, all working on aspects of rural environmental history of the medieval and modern periods. Further information and details are available in the Summer School’s call for applications.

The organization will cover the principal travel costs and the costs for the duration of the visit. Places are available for doctoral students and immediate postdocs. Applications must be sent by May 28, 2012 to the Chair of the ESEH Summer School Committee, Dr. Dolly Jørgensen (dolly[at]

ESEH 2012 Summer School in St. Petersburg

ESEH : April 19, 2012 22:09

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is happy to announce its third annual Summer School. It will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, from August 28 to August 31, 2012, and it will be hosted by Dr. Julia Lajus (Department of History, National Research University Higher School of Economics; and Center for Environmental and Technological History at the European University at St. Petersburg). The sponsors of the summer school are the European Society of Environmental History, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, and the
Estonian Center for Environmental History (KAJAK).

The theme of the Summer School is

Natural resources: historical ideas, exploration, and exploitation

Doctoral students who are members of the ESEH are welcome to apply. If the student wishing to
attend is not yet a member, an ESEH membership application should be completed before applying for the school.

More details about the application process are available in the Summer School’s call for applications.

A proposal outlining the research paper to be submitted and where it fits into the larger PhD work in no more than 400 words and a 2-page CV should be sent to Dr. Dolly Jorgensen, Chair of the Summer School Committee, e-mail dolly[at] The deadline for submission of the applications is 15 May 2012 31 May 2012.

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