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Turku Book Award 2017 – Deadline extended

ESEH : October 25, 2016 12:03

Due to requests from scholars whose monographs will be published in December 2016, the deadline for submission for the 2017 Turku Book Award has been extended to 31 January 2017.

Moreover, since for some publication models (e.g. print on demand, open access) it may be difficult to supply three hard copies of the monograph, the call now advises to email carsoncenter[at]lmu.de for further information at this regard.

A full updated, downloadable call is available at the original 2017 Turku Book Award posting and, as a pdf, below.

Berlin Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History, Winter 2016/17

ESEH : October 20, 2016 13:42

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 winter semester programme 2016-17 is now available.

CfP: Knowing Nature conference in Beijing

ESEH : October 18, 2016 10:46

The Knowing Nature: The Changing Foundations of Environmental Knowledge conference will take place at Renmin University of China in Beijing on 25-27 May 2016 and is co-sponsored by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, and the Center for Ecological History, Renmin University of China, Beijing, with the collaboration of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

The deadline for consideration is 1 January 2017. Further information are available in the full call for papers.

CfA: Doctoral Program in Environment and Society at LMU Munich, Germany

ESEH : October 6, 2016 14:01

The Doctoral Program in Environment and Society invites applications from graduates in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society within an interdisciplinary setting. Our program is based at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, a joint initiative of LMU Munich and the Deutsches Museum.

Please submit your application by 15 November 2016 via the online portal of the LMU Munich GraduateCenter.

Further details are available in the full call

St Andrews Article Prize in European Environmental History 2017

ESEH : October 6, 2016 13:55

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) welcomes submissions for the St Andrews Article Prize in European Environmental History.

The prize is intended to reward innovative and well-written article-length research in the field of the environmental history of Europe. It will be awarded to an article published in 2015 or 2016. Applications are welcomed from senior and junior scholars from all countries, though some preference may be given to junior scholars from Europe. Articles on any subject in European environmental history and in any European language are eligible for the award.

The winner will receive a monetary award in the amount of 500 Euro as well as travel grant (if needed) to attend the 9th ESEH Conference from 28 June to 2 July 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. Applicants are asked to submit their published article (or book chapter that is to be read as a stand-alone work) by email as a PDF file to kati.lindstrom[at]ut.ee. If the language of publication is not English, applicants should include a one-page English summary.

We accept multi-author manuscripts but the nominations are limited to one article per main author. However, you can appear as a second or third author on other submissions. Please note that the financial award is a fixed amount, independently of the number of authors, and all the authors need to be notified of the submission. You can nominate articles by other authors but only on condition that the author is notified and agrees to the nomination.

Submissions must be received by 15 January 2017. The winner will be notified by the end of April 2017.

The St Andrews Article Prize in European Environmental History committee is composed of:

  • Kati Lindström (chair; Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu)
  • Peter Coates (Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol)
  • Péter Szabó (Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences)

Edit: This post has been modified on 13 October 2016 to reflect a clarification regarding the submission of multi-authored papers.

Turku Book Award 2017

ESEH : October 6, 2016 13:52

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) are pleased to announce the Turku Book Award in environmental history. The Turku Book Award is intended to identify and encourage innovative and well-written scholarship in the field of environmental history and carries a prize of € 3,000.

The prize will be awarded at the Ninth Biennial ESEH Conference to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, 28 June–2 July 2017.

To be eligible, books must be single-author and have been published in 2015 or 2016. Books may be nominated by authors, publishers, or members of the ESEH. Preference will be given to books that focus on Europe and/or to authors who are affiliated with European institutions. Applicants are asked to submit three copies of the monograph by mail to the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, as well as a digital copy (preferably a PDF file) to assistants[at]carsoncenter.lmu.de. If the monograph is written in a language other than English, please include a one-page English summary. If the book’s publication model makes it difficult to provide three hard copies of the monograph (e.g. print on demand, open access) please email carsoncenter[at]lmu.de for further advice. Monographs must be received by 15 December 2016 31 January 2017.

The committee consists of:

  • Verena Winiwarter (Chair; Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt)
  • Jane Carruthers (University of South Africa)
  • Arielle Helmick (Rachel Carson Center)
  • Stefan Dorondel (Institute for Anthropology Francisc J. Rainer)
  • Ellen Arnold (Ohio Wesleyan University)

A downloadable updated version of this announcement is available here.

Edit: The call’s details have been updated on 25 October 2016 in response to requests from scholars whose monographs will be published in December 2016 or in alternate publication formats.

CfP: Urban Society and Environmental Change in Small and Mid-size Cities, ca. 1700-1900

ESEH : October 5, 2016 17:20

The University of Salzburg is organizing a workshop titled “Urban Society and Environmental Change in Small and Mid-size Cities, ca. 1700-1900″ that will take place in Salzburg on 10-11 March 2017. Further details are available in the full call for papers The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2016

Job: Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities

ESEH : October 5, 2016 17:14

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in environmental humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are interested in exceptional scholars who take innovative, pioneering approaches to such areas of inquiry as history and the environment; the arts, culture and the environment; environmental ethics and philosophy; environmental theory; environmental justice in a global perspective; the Anthropocene; the nonhuman in the humanities; and varieties of environmental knowledge. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Science, English, German, History, History and Sociology of Science, or Philosophy. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate. This will be the first in a cluster of appointments in various aspects of the environmental humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in building such a program and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of environmental humanities. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.

Applications should be submitted on-line and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate’s perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, an uploaded publication (either a link to a journal publication or some other writing sample), and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The School of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see the university’s diversity plan). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Job: Pre-doctoral researcher in Marburg, Germany

ESEH : September 29, 2016 21:33

The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe in Marburg, Germany invites, applications for the position of junior researcher (pre-doctoral) within a project on the environmental history of the Free City of Danzig/Gdansk 1918-1939.

Deadline for applications is 10 November 2016. For further details see the full call for papers.

CfP: “Radical Hope” Workshop

ESEH : September 7, 2016 11:29

The Rachel Carson Center is organising a workshop entitled “Radical Hope: Inspiring Sustainability Transformations through Our Past.”

The workshop will be held at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich from to 4 July 2017 and is convened by Carson Alumni Erika Bsumek, John Barry and RCC’s director Christof Mauch.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2016. Further details are available on the workshop’s webpage.

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