ESEH : December 3, 2017 21:45

The International Committee for the History of Technology, ICOHTEC, announces several article and book prizes open to contributions that link the history of technology and environmental history. Below more details on prizes and submission deadlines:

CfP: ICOHTEC’s annual symposium in July 2018

NordicRR : November 9, 2017 16:13

The International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) will held its 45th symposium in Saint-Étienne, South-East France.  The venue will be the Jean Monnet University. In this annual meeting, presenters representing various disciplines will examine the relations and tensions between the past and future. Interactions between the environment and technology are also included in the subthemes.  The symposium is open to presentations dealing with any epoch of history and any region of the world.  In this meeting, ICOHTEC will also celebrate its 50th anniversary. The organization was established in Paris in 1968 to promote international dialogues over borders during the Cold War. ICOHTEC is the global organization in the field.

The deadline for session, paper and poster submissions is Monday 5 February 2018.

Dates of the symposium are 17 – 21 July 2018.


Travel grants are available for young career scholars.


The complete Call for Papers is available via the link:


On behalf of the ICOHTEC Programme Committee


Timo Myllyntaus

Professor of Economic and Social History Turku School of Economics University of Turku Tel. +358-400 798409

Call for Papers to next ICOHTEC symposium:



ESEH Research Grant 2017: Call for Proposals

esehadmin : October 24, 2017 21:31

The ESEH Research Grant is aimed at offering doctoral students and recent post-docs funding useful to complete their research in environmental history.

ESEH Research Grant 2017

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. TWO such grants are expected to be awarded in 2018.

Students enrolled in any PhD program worldwide are eligible to apply, as are those who earned a PhD in 2016 or 2017. The funds must be used to support archival or other field-based research and travel during 2018.

To apply, you should submit the following two documents as a SINGLE file, labeled with your last name first (please place “ESEH research grant” in subject line):

  • 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 2017. Notifications will be sent out by the end of this year.

Please submit all files to: Marcus Hall, Chair of the ESEH Research Fellowship Committee, researchgrant [at]

Job announcement: 3-year Postdoctoral Position

ESEH : October 24, 2017 09:32

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of HullHistories – School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

This position has arisen as a result of a successful Arts and Humanities Research Council grant for three years entitled Local Governance and Community Resilience: How Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) and Communities Managed Flooding in England. The aim of the project is to examine local-level models of flood risk management in England through a historical study of Internal Drainage Boards.

The person required will have a recent history of archival research, oral history experience, familiarity with conducting interviews, and an ability to facilitate focus groups. Proficiency in digital literacy is also desirable.

The terms of the grant that fund this position requires that employment commences no later than 01 November 2017.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Prof. Greg Bankoff, T: 01482 465693, E:

For information about the department visit

Job announcement: TT position in European History

ESEH : October 23, 2017 09:09

The Department of History at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of women, gender, and sexuality, with a preference for a scholar whose research focuses on Europe. Time period is open. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the History department’s undergraduate curriculum through courses in the history of women, gender, and sexuality and its graduate program’s concentration in Environments, Cities, and Cultures. Additionally, the candidate is expected to teach courses in the College of Liberal Arts’ Global Studies Program, an undergraduate interdisciplinary program focusing on global economies and cultures. Applications should include a cover letter; CV; and sample syllabi for a course (at any level) on women, gender, and sexuality and an introductory global studies class for undergraduates. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. Candidates may be asked subsequently to submit research materials in the form of articles or a dissertation chapter. Review of files will begin November 1, 2017. Submit materials via Interfolio at the following link: Temple University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

ESEH : October 4, 2017 11:55

On October 27-28, 2017, the TürkeiEuropaZentrum (TEZ) of Universität Hamburg will host a two-day academic workshop on the Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, which has been co-funded by ESEH with a small workshop grant.

Please find below the programme of the workshop.


ESEH : October 2, 2017 23:07


Geo-historical metabolisms within human landscapes

Workshop on Environmental History of Migration

Friday 15th, December 2017 > h 10.00 > 17.00

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali, Largo S. Eufemia 19, Modena, Italy

“This faculty of understanding the living is, in very truth, the master quality of the historian”
Marc Bloch, The Historian’s Craft

The main theme of the workshop is environmental history of migration, notably the idea of geo-historical metabolism in migration contexts. We believe that cultural heritage and the production of landscape are better understood “ecologically”, focusing on the relationality of the human and non-human actors that inhabit those hybrid spaces. Following Michel De Certeau and Tim Ingold, we argue that geo-history provides us a solid methodological tool-box, which enables to highlight the many “lines” which constitute “the paths […] along which people grow into knowledge of the world around them, and describe this world in the stories they tell” (Ingold, 2007, p. 3). This wayfaring approach (Ingold, 2007, p. 16) brings together the spatial and the historical, enabling a metabolic understanding (Swyngedouw, Heynen, 2003) of migration processes. Following Armiero and Tucker (2017), we value environmental history of migration as and emerging trans-disciplinary field which can help environmental historians navigating through human and more-than-human environments which are more and more informed by mobility. Hence, with this workshop we aim to foster contributions to the emerging field of environmental history of migration.

Organized in co-operation with the Master in Public History, and in collaboration with the KTH – Environmental Humanities Laboratory in Stockholm, the workshop will focus on the topic of geo-historical metabolism. We invite proposals that explore the contribution of migrants to the transformation and production of material and cultural spaces through work, leisure, transmission of memories, identity constructions patterns and transnational landscapes. From Italian miners who moved to Belgium, France, Switzerland and Germany in the post-war period, to the “Little Italies” built by Italian workers in United States, Brazil and Argentina during the time of Great Migration, this seminar looks for contributions from researchers active in the field of human and social sciences. In particular we encourage applicants within the fields of environmental history, migration studies, human geography and environmental humanities from Italy and Europe. Literary, artistic, biographical, audio-visual and story-telling contributions are also welcome.

We intend to include six presentations. In order to participate the applicants should send a short CV and an abstract of the presentation (300 words max). The proposal can be in Italian, English and French. The workshop is open to all contributors. We offer partial and complete travel grants for the applicants (100€ max). Please write in the application that you also apply for a grant. All required documents must be submitted via e-mail no later than November 15, 2017 to:

More information on: home/news/seminari-e-incontri.html

For any queries concerning the application, mail to:

CfP Writing Environmental History in the 21st century

ESEH : September 26, 2017 20:31

The RUCHE, the French branch of ESEH, has launched a Call for Papers for an International Conference on “Writing Environmental History in the 21st century: Sources, Methods and Practices.” The conference will be held in Lyon, France on June 13-15, 2018 and will mark the 10th anniversary of the RUCHE.

The deadline for abstract submission is November 20, 2017.

Below the full text of the CfP:

Call for Chapters: Culture, Transport, Global Warming

ESEH : September 17, 2017 20:02

Call for Chapters for an edited collection on Culture, Transport,  Global Warming.

The deadline for abstract submission is November 1st, 2017.

Below the full text of the call:

CfP: State, Experts, and Nature

ESEH : August 28, 2017 19:48

Stefan Dorondel, Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology Bucharest, and Stelu Serban, The Institute for Southeast European Studies Bucharest, invite submission for an edited volume entitled “The State, Experts and Nature: Engineering the Modern Southeast and Eastern Europe Environment.”

The deadline for abstract submission is October 1st, 2017.

Below the full text of the CfP:

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