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Workshop: Climate and Societies in the Mediterranean

ESEH : February 21, 2017 12:23

The workshop Climate and Societies in the Mediterranean during the Last Two Millennia​:​ Current State of Knowledge and Research Perspectives​ will take place at the TELEMME Lab, in the Mediterranean House of Humanities of the Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence on 8-9 March 2017.

ICEHO Bulletin 11

ESEH : February 21, 2017 12:16

ESEH Statement on Scholarly Mobility

ESEH : February 3, 2017 17:08

In the wake of recent developments within Europe and North America including but not limited to the recent Brexit vote in the UK with its uncertainty about the continued mobility of EU citizens to live and work there and the Executive Order by President Trump barring entry to certain nationals, the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) can not and will not remain silent as national policies are enacted that severely compromise the ability of our scholars to work.

ESEH represents teachers and researchers who study and teach environmental history throughout the world, with members currently working in 53 countries. ESEH scholars embrace the task of setting the relationship between humans and the environment in historical perspective. Our research is critical as an analytical lens in our age of global climate change, mounting pressure on natural resources, increasing uncertainty in people’s livelihoods, and escalating species extinction. We therefore believe it is incumbent upon us to speak out on behalf of our members and society writ large.

We strongly affirm the role of mobility in producing quality academic work. University students, researchers, and faculty must be allowed to attend international conferences, cooperate with colleagues as guest researchers, work abroad, and access archives and sites across the world. While we recognize the right of sovereign nations to police their borders, we believe that discriminatory immigration and employment policies based on religion, sexual preference, political opinion, or ethnicity undermine society.

ESEH therefore urges the governments of European nations and North America to craft immigration policies that support the mobility of scholars across international borders; to fund environmental and historical research in such a way that immediate political aims do not overrule good scientific practice; and to avoid discriminatory immigration and employment policies.

Issued by the European Society for Environmental History Board, 3 February 2017

Dolly Jørgensen, President
Marcus Hall, Vice-President
Péter Szabó, Vice-President
Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Secretary
Ulrich Koppitz, Treasurer
Martin Knoll, Regional Representative German Speaking Countries
Giacomo Parrinello, Regional Representative Italy
Stefan Dorondel, Regional Representative Romania
Adam Izdebski, Regional Representative Poland
Hrvoje Petric, Regional Representative Croatia

CfP: Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

ESEH : January 31, 2017 23:49

The TürkeiEuropaZentrum (TEZ) of the Universität Hamburg, Germany, will host on 27-28 October 2017 an academic workshop to examine new approaches to the environmental history of the Ottoman Empire and of Turkey.

Further details are available in the full call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 1 April 2017.

CfP: Workshop “Famine Stories and Survival Legends”

ESEH : January 31, 2017 23:45

The transnational research project Comprehending the Core by Peeling the Concepts: Analyzing Famines in their Historical Contexts (COMPOT) invites individual paper and session proposals for its forthcoming thematic workshop: “Famine Stories and Survival Legends: Legacies to the Following Generation.” The workshop will take place at Uppsala University, Sweden, on 28-30 September 2017.

Further details are available in the full call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2017.

CfP: Ecosystem Services in European Floodplains Conference

ESEH : January 27, 2017 12:03

The International Conference on Environmental History “Ecosystem Services in European Floodplains”, which will be held at the Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World – DiSSGeA of the University of Padua, Italy on 17-19 May 2017, will provide a venue for all researchers interested in interdisciplinary research on ecosystem services in European floodplains from ancient time to the contemporary age. The conference will welcome also papers addressing the issue of the ecosystem services from a critical point of view. Ecosystem service topics in this conference will not be limited to the following themes in the geographical context of floodplains.

Further details are available in the full call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2017.

CfP: Postcolonial Studies Association Convention

ESEH : January 27, 2017 11:57

The 2017 PSA Convention will be held at the School of Advanced Study, Senate House, University of London, from 18 to 20 September 2017. Paper and panel proposals are invited from academics, scholars and postgraduates with research interests in any area of postcolonial studies from any disciplinary, cross- or interdisciplinary perspective.

Full details are available in the full call for papers. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2017.

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.

CfP: From Knowledge (About the Future) to Action

ESEH : December 9, 2016 12:28

The University of Freiburg, Germany, is convening the conference From Knowledge (About the Future) to Action: Expertise and Decision-Making Regarding the Environment, Health, and Security in the 20th and 21st Centuries, to be held in October 2017.

Further details, in German and English, can be found in the full call for papers. Deadline for submission is 20 January 2017.

CfP: Household Consumption and Environmental Change in the Twentieth Century

ESEH : November 29, 2016 12:17

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU Munich, the Department of History, Cultures and Civilization of the University of Bologna (Italy), and the Center for History at Sciences Po (France) invite paper proposals for a conference on Household Consumption and Environmental Change in the Twentieth Century which will take place on 30-31 May 2017 in Bologna.

Deadline for applications is 31 December 2016. Further details are available in the full call for papers.

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