Summer School: The Sea as a Whole

The Sea as a whole – Ideological reservoir and environmental concerns
5th Summer School in Environmental History
Porto, Portugal | 4-8 July 2014

This four-day ESEH graduate student Summer School will take place immediately before the 2nd World Congress on Environmental History (2nd WCEH) to be held in Guimarães, Portugal, 8-12 July 2014.

The goal is to gather some 15 graduate (and post-doctoral) researchers with junior and senior scholars who will all give formal and informal presentations, individually and in groups, for promoting a rich methodological discussions. Places are available for doctoral students and immediate postdocs.

Under the umbrella theme “The Sea as a Whole”, this Summer school seeks to be inclusive in developing sub-topics that deal with the oceans in a broad sense such as:

  • Rethinking sources and methodology: theory and interdisciplinary beyond a nationalist history
  • The long term interaction of humans and marine life: how changed marine fauna ecosystems across centuries
  • Colonial history and biological exchange across oceans
  • Environmental concerns and disasters (climate, sea level, etc.) as a narrative of communities’ resilience


Detailed information on the program and how to apply may be found in the full call for applications.