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2017 ESEH Summer School “Natural and Cultural Heritage under Different Governments”

ESEH : January 10, 2017 18:48

The Department of Geography at the University of Zadar, in cooperation with the Department of Geography and that of History at the University of Zagreb, with the support of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), is pleased to announce a four-day thematic summer school: Natural and cultural heritage under different governments. The school will take place in Zadar, Croatia, from 4 until 7 July 2017 (immediately after the ESEH 10th International Conference in Zagreb, 28 June – 2 July 2017).

Further details are available in the full call. Application deadline is 1 April 2017.

2016 ESEH Summer School “The Undesirable”

ESEH : March 18, 2016 13:10

The Working Group for Czech and Slovak Environmental History in cooperation with the Faculty of Science at Charles University in Prague and the Institute for Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences and with the support of European Society for Environmental History are pleased to announce a four-day graduate summer school in environmental history.

The summer school is dedicated to the theme of the The Undesirable: How Parasites, Diseases, and Pests Shape Our Environments and will take place in Prague in late August 2016.

Further details are available in the full call below. Application deadline is 20 May 2016.

“Cities and Mountains” Summer School programme

ESEH : June 19, 2015 09:48

Please find below the programme of the ESEH graduate summer school “Cities and Mountains. Environmental and Health Risks: A Socio-Historical Perspective” which will take place in Lyon, Yenne, and Grenoble, France, on 26-29 June 2015.

Summer school: Animals in Transdisciplinary Environmental History

ESEH : May 11, 2015 19:14

Please find below the programme of the ESEH graduate seminar “Animals in Transdisciplinary Environmental History” which will take place in Altmõisa, Tuuru Village, Läänemaa, Estonia on May 12–15, 2015

“Cities and Mountains” Summer School deadline

ESEH : March 21, 2015 16:18

The deadline for the ESEH 2015 Summer School Cities and Mountains. Environmental and Health Risks : A Socio-Historical Perspective (Lyon, Yenne, and Grenoble) has been postponed to 26 April 2015.

For further details on the summer school please see the call for applications.

2015 ESEH Summer School “Cities and Mountains”

ESEH : January 27, 2015 19:41

The LARHRA (Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Unit), in cooperation with the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the RUCHE and with the support of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), is pleased to announce that a four-day thematic summer school Cities and Mountains. Environmental and Health Risks : A Socio-Historical Perspective will take place in Lyon, Yenne, and Grenoble immediately before the ESEH 8th International Conference (Versailles, 30 June – 3 July 2015).

There are three thematic clusters, around which young researchers are invited to apply:

  1. Environmental and health risks in cities,
  2. Environmental risks in mountains,
  3. Mountain cities and towns as specific environments with specific issues

The summer school aims to gather around 15 graduate / post-doctoral students together with junior and senior scholars. Each participant is expected to give an oral presentation of 15-20 minutes which will be discussed in thematic sessions chaired by senior scholars. The four-day seminar will also feature lectures from scholars, field trips and informal discussion among scholars and students.

At the end of the School, students will have to produce either: a scientific poster about their work to be presented at the ESEH Conference; a draft of an article for the Arcadia project; or a report about the summer school (6-10 pages).

To apply, students are required to send to Stéphane Frioux (stephane.frioux [at] univ-lyon2.fr) the following documents in English: (1) Curriculum vitae; (2) an abstract and outline of their doctoral thesis or other work that states the main challenges and research questions to be discussed at the summer school (500 words); (3) a letter of support from a faculty member.

There is no registration fee. All accepted participants will receive free accommodation, meals and transportation DURING the four-day seminar, but they are responsible for their own transportation to and from Lyon, France, where they should arrive on 25 June as the summer school will start on 26 June, in the morning.

Application deadline: 22 March 2015 26 April 2015. Answer will be given before April 11 as soon as possible after the new deadline.

Further details are available in the full call below.

Summer school: Animals in transdisciplinary environmental history

ESEH : October 31, 2014 18:53

Animals in transdisciplinary environmental history
Graduate School in Environmental History
Läänemaa, Estonia, May 13-15, 2015

KAJAK, the Estonian Centre for Environmental History at Tallinn University Institute of History, in cooperation with the University of Tartu and Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society (LMU Munich) and with the support of European Society for Environmental History are pleased to announce a three-day graduate seminar in environmental history hosted in the Estonian countryside.

The seminar will explore animals as historical agents and as a lens through which to understand past environmental transformations. A workshop on popular science writing will also take place and the summer school will end with an open roundtable on animals assisting humans. The graduate seminar aims to gather 15 graduate (and post-doctoral) students together with junior and senior scholars.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 December 2014.

Detailed information on the program and how to apply may be found in the full call for applications.

Porto Summer School report

ESEH : September 4, 2014 23:09

If you are interested in knowing more about what happened at this year’s ESEH Summer School, please read Elke Ackermann’s excellent report below.

Leah Vaughan Aronowsky has also written a report of the Summer School, that has been published on the AmericanScience blog.

Summer School: The Sea as a Whole

ESEH : March 13, 2014 18:27

The Sea as a whole – Ideological reservoir and environmental concerns
5th Summer School in Environmental History
Porto, Portugal | 4-8 July 2014

This four-day ESEH graduate student Summer School will take place immediately before the 2nd World Congress on Environmental History (2nd WCEH) to be held in Guimarães, Portugal, 8-12 July 2014.

The goal is to gather some 15 graduate (and post-doctoral) researchers with junior and senior scholars who will all give formal and informal presentations, individually and in groups, for promoting a rich methodological discussions. Places are available for doctoral students and immediate postdocs.

Under the umbrella theme “The Sea as a Whole”, this Summer school seeks to be inclusive in developing sub-topics that deal with the oceans in a broad sense such as:

  • Rethinking sources and methodology: theory and interdisciplinary beyond a nationalist history
  • The long term interaction of humans and marine life: how changed marine fauna ecosystems across centuries
  • Colonial history and biological exchange across oceans
  • Environmental concerns and disasters (climate, sea level, etc.) as a narrative of communities’ resilience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 March 2014.

Detailed information on the program and how to apply may be found in the full call for applications.

Report about the Summer School in Lavin

ESEH : September 12, 2013 14:45

A report of the very succesful ESEH Summer School in Lavin, written by Rosalinda Ruiz Scarfuto, one of the participants, is available for download here.

Summer School: Mountains Across Borders

ESEH : February 18, 2013 12:45

Mountains Across Borders – A Summer School in environmental history
Lavin, Switzerland | 17-21 August 2013

This four-day ESEH graduate student Summer School will convene immediately before the European Society for Environmental History conference in Munich to offer intermediate to advanced graduate students the opportunity to present and discuss their work, to network with other researchers from across the world, and to witness and learn from eastern Switzerland’s complicated alpine environment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 22 March 2013.

Detailed information on the program and how to apply may be found in the full call for applications.

Flaran Summer School – Program

ESEH : June 7, 2012 15:06

The program (in French) of the summer school Rural History v. Environmental History? that will take place in Flaran (France), 27-30 June 2012, is now available.

Download the program.

St. Petersburg Summer School – New Deadline!

ESEH : May 15, 2012 09:19

The deadline for applications to the ESEH 2012 Summer School in St. Petersburg has been postponed to 31 May 2012!

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]jorgensenweb.net).

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]jorgensenweb.net. The deadline for submission of the applications is 15 May 2012 31 May 2012.

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