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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.

Conference: Chernobyl – Turning Point or Catalyst?

ESEH : November 22, 2016 12:56

WEB_161202_03_FLY_TschernobylChristoph Becker-Schaum (Heinrich-Boell-Foundation), Jan-Henrik Meyer (Copenhagen/HoNESt) and Marianne Zepp (Heinrich-Boell-Foundation) are convening the international conference Chernobyl – Turning Point or Catalyst? Changing Practices, Structures and Perceptions in Environmental Policy and Politics (1970s-1990s) which will take place at the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation (HBS) in Berlin, Germany, on 2-3 December 2016.

This conference provides important insights on the nexus and relations between nuclear energy, society and politics in Europe East and West, as well as the impact of the Chernobyl accident on the development and change in environmental policy in Europe.

The full programme is available for download.

If you want to attend you are invited to register by 30 November 2016 on the website of the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation.

ESEH Research Grant 2016

ESEH : November 3, 2016 11:09

The ESEH Research Grant was created to assist outstanding PhD graduate students and recent PhD graduates in completing their research in environmental history. The grant provides a single payment of €500 for research and travel in the field of environmental history, without geographical or chronological restriction.

Students enrolled in any PhD program worldwide are eligible to apply, as are those who earned a PhD in 2015 or 2016. The funds must be used to support archival or other field-based research and travel during 2017.

To apply, you should submit the following two documents:

  • A 1-2 pages proposal (double-spaced, 12 pt font) explaining your overall project and what specific research activities you will undertake with the funds if granted. You are encouraged to include a budget overview for the specific research activity; where applicable indicate other sources of funding for amounts over EUR 500.
  • A brief curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)

Files in pdf-format are preferred, but Word-compatible formats are also acceptable. Applications will be accepted until 1 December 2016. Notifications will be sent out by the end of this year.

Please submit all files to: Liesbeth van de Grift, Chair of the ESEH Research Fellowship Committee, researchgrant [at] eseh.org

CfP: “Estimated Truths” workshop at MPIWG, Berlin

ESEH : October 31, 2016 16:30

Within the framework of the Art of Judgement working group of Department III – Artefacts, Action, Knowledge at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Wilko Hardenberg (MPIWG), Etienne Benson (Penn), and Giacomo Parrinello (SciencesPo) are convening a workshop titled “Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation.” The workshop will take place in Berlin on 16-17 August 2017.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 15 December 2016.

Full details are available in the call for papers below.

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