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CfP: EH of wars in Central Europe

ESEH : June 22, 2017 11:28

The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its third issue in 2018, the theme of which will be “An environmental history of wars in Central Europe”.

Full details are available in the call for papers.
Deadline for submissions of abstracts is 30 September 2017.

Special virtual theme issue of E&H

president : June 7, 2017 09:31

In celebration of the ESEH conference in Zagreb, from 28 June to 2 July 2017, White Horse Press is excited to present the first Special Virtual Edition of Environment and History. The collection is available to download at absolutely no cost in both PDF format (3.8 MB, suitable for laptops and ipads) and epub format (1.9 MB, readable using ibooks and other mobile apps).

If you don’t want to download the whole issue, there is a summary PDF (a much smaller file, containing the introductory essays and links to the papers on the IngentaConnect platform – subscription required).

The Special Virtual Edition assembles 15 papers from the Environment and History archives (1995–2017) that reflect on the conference’s theme of ‘Natures in between’, with an introduction by E&H editor Karen Jones and commentaries by the Chair of the conference programme committee, Marco Armiero, and ESEH President Dolly Jørgensen. This substantial free sampler will introduce new readers to the extraordinary range of scholarship published by Environment and History and remind those already familiar with the journal of our position at the forefront of this dynamic and ever-expanding field.
View Special Virtual Edition Contents List

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

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