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Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History

ESEH : May 18, 2017 16:59

The Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History – organised by Astrid M. Kirchhof and Jan-Henrik Meyer since 2012 – provides a forum for local and international researchers to meet in an informal setting and discuss up-to-date research in environmental history. The summer semester schedule is now available.

CfP: Environmental History of Russia

ESEH : April 27, 2017 15:02

The Conference “Environmental History of Russia: the local measurements and perspectives of integral studies” which will take place at Cherepovets State University, Russia, on 5-7 October 2017 is aimed at summarizing the results of regional studies and developing new research directions that allow us to comprehensively represent the historical experience of nature management and solving environmental problems in Russia. The conference, whose official languages are English and Russian, is organized by Cherepovets State University, Kazan Federal University, Surgut State Pedagogical University, and Russian Society for Intellectual History (Cherepovets Local Department).

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

Statement of support for CEU

ESEH : April 10, 2017 11:05

As an international organization with members in Hungary and at the Central European University (CEU), the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is gravely concerned about the recent bill (T/14686) passed by the Hungarian Parliament on 4 April 2017 that would affect the CEU operations. See the attached file for a full statement of support issued by ESEH President Dolly Jørgensen on behalf of the Societty’s Board (in both English and Hungarian).

Travel Grants for ESEH 2017

president : March 11, 2017 16:25

The ESEH will make available approximately 20 grants and registration fee waivers for ESEH members who will deliver papers or present posters at the 2017 ESEH Conference in Zagreb, but who would not be able to attend the conference without external support. These travel grants are intended for graduate students, independent scholars, and those from low-income countries. 

ESEH will not be able to provide the full costs associated with attending the conference: Each grant ranging between 150,- and 500,- euro is intended rather as an encouragement than a full subsidy of travel or accommodation. The amount granted will be payable only in person at the conference desk in Zagreb, upon signing a declaration that this money is used solely for the academic purpose to join this conference.

Applications for support must use the application form and be sent along with supporting application materials as a single PDF document by email as indicated on the application form. Due to conference registration, visa and other schedules, notice shall be given in early April. Thus, the deadline for travel grant applications is Thursday, 30 March 2017.

ESEH Travel Grant Application form

Environment and Society Doctoral Program at LMU Munich

ESEH : March 10, 2017 11:26

The Doctoral Program Environment and Society invites applications from graduates in the humanities and social sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society within an interdisciplinary setting. For further information, please see the Call for Applications.

Applications have to be submitted by 15 May 2017 via the online portal of the LMU Munich Graduate Center. Only applications submitted through the portal will be considered.

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.

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