Call for Submissions - Environmental Humanities Lab, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The Crosscuts Short Film Competition is organized by the Environmental Humanities Lab, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The film competition is part of the film festival “Crosscuts 2018: Bridges and Crossings”, funded by the Swedish research council FORMAS.
We invite short films of all genres that explore themes and feels within the scope of environmental humanities. A maximum of eight films will be selected and screened as part of the competition in Stockholm, during 23-25th November 2018.

3rd World Congress of Environmental History – 2019

Convergences: The Global South and the Global North in the Era of Great Acceleration
3rd World Congress of Environmental History – 2019
Visit the webpage of the 3rd World Congress of Environmental History – 2019, to be held in Florianopolis, Brazil, at the campus of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina from 22 to 26 July 2019.
The World Congress of Environmental History is the chief activity of the ICEHO and is called every 5 years. Previous editions in Copenhagen (Denmark, 2009) and Guimarães (Portugual, 2014) consolidated the WCEH as a unique opportunity for scholars from different disciplines to situate environmental history in a planetary perspective. 

International Master Course on Agricultural Heritage - call for application

According to FAO, Agricultural Heritage Systems are land use systems and landscapes, including cultivated land, forests and pastures, rich in biocultural and  biological diversity, evolving from the co-adaptation of a community with the surrounding environment, according to needs and aspirations for sustainable development.
In 2002, FAO launched the idea of a program named Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), to identify and safeguard agricultural sites characterized by traditional techniques and still providing many services to the ecosystem. At the same time, these agricultural systems contribute to the preservation of landscapes, of agrobiodiversity, ancestral knowledge and cultural and social values, transmitted through generations.
Today the GIAHS  program  includes more than 50 agricultural and forest sites across the word. In order to contribute to the program, in collaboration with the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development, FAO, CBD and World Bank, the Laboratory for Landscape of the School of Agriculture of the University of Florence set up an International Master Course on Agricultural Heritage that will start in January 2019, as part of a larger national research program supporting GIAHS

CfP: 10th Biennial European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference (Tallinn, Estonia, 21 to 25 August 2019)

10th Biennial European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference
Tallinn, Estonia, 21 to 25 August 2019
Hosting institution: Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK), Tallinn University
The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to invite proposals for sessions, individual papers, roundtables, posters and other, more experimental forms of communicating scholarship for its 2019 biennial conference.
The theme of the conference will be Boundaries in/of Environmental History. Boundary studies is a rapidly growing field of interdisciplinary research that is increasingly relevant in historical research, for example, through studies on trans­national or migration histories, global and colonial environments, relations of humans and animals or technical systems. After a successful conference in Zagreb where we tackled boundaries as contact zones in between, we would like to turn inwards and address the phenomenon of boundaries as internal processes. An environmental historian negotiates constantly the boundaries of its own field and others, but also the boundaries between humans and non­humans, environment and technology, bodily and external, local and global. None of these boundaries are fixed, but constantly redrawn and challenged. Boundary zones mediate the contacts with other areas and act as filters for innovation, where difference and similarity need to be constantly negotiated and enacted.
Questions about proposals should be directed to the Head of the Programme Committee, Prof. Finn Arne Jørgensen, University of Stavanger, through the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >.

Turku Book Prize call

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), are pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2019 Turku Book Prize in European Environmental History < > that they jointly sponsor every two years.
With the purpose of identifying and encouraging excellent, innovative, and well-written scholarship in the field of European environmental history, the prize is worth €3,000 and will be awarded at the 10th Biennial ESEH Conference to be held in Tallinn, Estonia, in August 2019. This prize rewards authors and books that are European and therefore does not compete with other environmental history prizes that recognize work relating to other parts of the world.
Criteria: Entries must be
  *   single-authored monographs
  *   original work recognizable as European environmental history
  *   published in 2017 or 2018;
  *   received by 31 January 2019.
Applicants must submit three copies of the book by mail to the Rachel Carson Center at the address below, as well as a digital copy (preferably a PDF file) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If the book is published in a language other than English, please include a one-page English summary.
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Turku Book Prize
Leopoldstrasse 11a
80802 München

Small Workshop Grants

In 2018, ESEH awarded funding to two small workshops. The first one "Writing environmental history in the 21st century: sources, methods and practices" was organized by Stéphane Frioux on behalf of RUCHE (Réseau Universitaire de Chercheurs en Histoire Environnementale). The workshop, which marked the tenth anniversary of this francophone network, took place June 13-15, 2018 in Lyon, France. Scientists from more than a dozen countries participated, from the Philipines to Canada, and Portugal to Netherlands. The second workshop "First Baltic Conference on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences (BALTEHUMS)", whose main organizer is Kati Lindström, will take place October 8-9, 2018 at the Academic Center for Natural Sciences, Latvian University, Riga, Latvia.

NEXTGATe - a new ESEH initiative

In June 2018 ESEH established its Next Generation Action Team (ESEH NEXTGATe) with a mission to strengthen the presence and influence of next generation scholars in the environmental history field in Europe and beyond. To achieve that goal ESEH NEXTGATe will organize pre-conference and on-site activities primarily for doctoral and post-doc researchers at the ESEH 2019 10th Biennial Conference in Tallinn, Estonia. Activities will include social media campaigns, virtual and live events, outreach activities, as well as career planning and publishing industry related event. The first tenure of ESEH NEXTGATe in 2018/19 includes the following members: Roberta Biasillo (Rachel Carson Center, Germany); Elena Kochetkova (Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia); Tayler Meredith (University of Birmingham, UK); Simone Schleper (Leibniz Institute of European History, Germany), and Erin Spinney (University of Oxford, UK). ESEH’s Next Generation Coordinator is Viktor Pál (University of Helsinki, Finland).
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Call for Expression of Interest to host the ESEH biennial conference in 2021

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) invites expressions of interest from scholars who would like to host the biennial conference of the Society in 2021. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2019. For details, please visit<>


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