The ESEH board thanks those who pointed out that our statement was open to misinterpretation and has corrected it.
Below our amended version:
As members of a predominantly pan-European scholarly community, nurturing dialogue, exchange, and collaboration, we are shocked and dismayed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine are both members of ESEH. Our thoughts go out to all our friends and dear colleagues in Ukraine, and those in Russia who oppose the aggression and ask for peace.
As environmental historians, we are particularly concerned by the Russian occupation of Chernobyl and the recent damage caused by a missile to the radioactive waste disposal site in Kyiv.
We express our solidarity to all civilians, all human and non-human beings who are experiencing the war and we call for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory. Within our capacities, we, the Society, pledge to remain a platform for human solidarity and scholarly collaboration across borders.
Invitation to join the following event:
We also took this opportunity to share the initiative organised by the Helsinki Environmental Humanities Forum on 8 March 2022, TUESDAY 14.00-15.30 (Helsinki time, Eastern European Time) via ZOOM.
Tetiana Perga (National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv), “Battle for rags in the early Soviet Union: case study of Ukraine”
You can register at this link.
We are open to other initiatives.