CfP: VIII Encontro da Rede BRASPOR (Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, 19 a 22 de Setembro de 2018)

A Comissão Organizadora do VIII BRASPOR comunica que a submissão de trabalhos para o evento deverá ser feita até dia 31 de Julho de 2018.
 
Data limite de submissão: 31 de Julho de 2018.
Avaliação dos resumos submetidos: Até 20 de Agosto de 2018.
Notificação dos resultados aos autores: A partir de 10 de Agosto de 2018.
 
Para mais informações consultar o site do encontro: http://www.braspor2018.com.br/
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III Meeting of REPORT(H)A - "Dynamics and Resilience in Socio-Environmental Systems" (University of Évora, March 28-30, 2019)

The Centre for Research in Political Science (CICP) and the Interdisciplinary Center for History, Culture and Societies (CIDEHUS) of the University of Évora are pleased to be hosting the III Meeting of the Portuguese Network of Environmental History, to be held in Évora, between 28 and 30 March 2019.
 
The meeting website is now available at https://encontroreportha2019.weebly.com/
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PALESTRA “ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY AND SOUTH AFRICA”, POR JANE CARRUTHERS (GALERIA DA BIODIVERSIDADE – CENTRO CIÊNCIA VIVA, 23 DE ABRIL DE 2018 – 15H30)

Na próxima segunda-feira, dia 23 de Abril, pelas 15h30, em colaboração com o Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar «Cultura, Espaço e Memória» e a Rede Portuguesa de História Ambiental, o Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto acolherá na Galeria da Biodiversidade – Centro Ciência Viva a palestra “Environmental history and South Africa”, por Jane Carruthers, Professora Emérita do Departamento de História da Universidade da África do Sul (Unisa) e Investigadora Associada do Centro de Biologia da Invasão da Universidade de Stellenbosch.
 
Jane Carruthers é membro da Royal Society of South Africa, da Academy of Science of South Africa e do Clare Hall, na Universidade de Cambridge. Tem vindo a ocupar cargos de liderança em diversas sociedades e em corpos editoriais, entre os quais se destacam o de Fundadora e Presidente do International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations, sedeado na Universidade de Duke, e o de Presidente do Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, em Munique. Reconhecida internacionalmente pelo trabalho acerca da história da conservação da natureza, ornitologia, botânica e biologia na África do Sul, publicado em numerosos livros e revistas académicas, realizou várias estadias no estrangeiro e recebeu vários prémios e distinções, incluindo o 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award, promovido pela American Society for Environmental History. A sua tese de doutoramento, “The Kruger National Park: A Social and Political History (1995)”, tornou-se um trabalho de referência mundial. O seu projecto de investigação mais recente deu origem a um livro -  “National Park Science: a century of research in South Africa” - acerca da história das ciências naturais nos parques naturais de África do Sul, ao longo do século XX.
 
Entrada livre e gratuita, limitada à capacidade do espaço. A língua oficial da sessão será o inglês.
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CfP (deadline: 15/06/2018): INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOOD, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: SUSTENTABILITY AND CHALLENGES (CH- ULisboa. FLUL, Anfiteatro III, 11-12 october 2018)

The Centro de História da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (CH-FLUL) co-organizes and welcomes the International Seminar Food, Health and Environment: Sustainability and Challenges, which will take place in October 2018. This seminar stresses the beginning of the scientific agenda of the Working Group on Transições Tecnológicas: Memórias, Saberes e Práticas created within the scope of the Colégio F3.
 
The relationship between food, health and environment unequivocally expresses the basic relationship between humans and nature. Privileging a multidisciplinary approach this meeting intends to be a forum for discussion on the basic issues of the everyday life of the human communities related to food, health and well-being in their relationship with the environment considering, on the one hand, a perspective of historical analysis that includes geographical, cultural and technological diversity and, on the other, the current challenges facing globalization and the scarcity of resources, as well as the overexploitation of these and the technological innovations to overcome the difficulties and / or negative consequences of this exploitation.
 
Over the centuries, life and human development depended on the relation man / nature and on the strategies used to take advantage of natural resources. Appropriation and domestication of nature was progressive, encompassing coppice strategies to provide firewood as well as hunting and collecting of plants and herbs for food and medical purposes prior to the development of herding, farming and grazing practices and the subsequent techniques designed to ensure their effectiveness.
 
The increase in population, the need to organize and manage rural and urban spaces and the process of industrialization have introduced factors of imbalance in this relationship. Subsequently, imperial and colonial contexts have turned it into an enabler of segregation and social inequalities, with direct implications for access to essential goods and services while committing rights now considered fundamental.
 
Over time, this relationship became a privileged space where knowledge, technique, science and power meet, reflecting pathways marked by innovations, adaptations and profound changes, due to human curiosity, needs and economic and political interests, as well as to environmental changes, which condition or result from them. All of them contributing to shaping and configuring the world as we know it today. A world in which most countries are overusing resources to meet people's basic needs, making it increasingly necessary to find alternatives for a rational and sustained use of the planet’s resources.
 
In this context, by incorporating the component of memories, traditional knowledge and practices it is also intended to draw attention to the importance of archives and the interdisciplinary recovery of historical information as well as to its contribution to rethinking actions and behaviors in order to help solve or minimize some of the current problems and contribute to an Intelligent Future.
 
Therefore, special attention will be given to the different solutions found by the communities over time and in accordance with the specific situations that each one had (has) to face, regarding to water and sanitation, the irrigation and distribution of food species, the organization and management of rural areas and urban spaces or the relation between food and health, aiming at stimulate also the discussion on technologies, sustainability and human rights.
The association of the Overseas Historical Archive (AHU) to this meeting will allow the presentation of an exhibition of archival documents related to the conference topics, to be visited during the event.
 
Potential but not exclusive topics:
- Water: traditional technologies of management, storage and distribution
- Food and health: sustainable food consumption
- Climate change: impacts on health, production and consumption of food; Impacts on the landscape and the way of life of the populations
- Demography, urban concentration and rural depopulation: social and economic constraints and impacts
- Metropolis, empires and colonies: geographical spaces and economic policy strategies in a compared perspective
- Organization and use of historical information on food, health and environment
- Cultural and social responses: civil society, involvement and participation
- Health and disease: environment and health policies, sanitation, epidemics...
- Other topics
 
Submission of abstracts:
Proposals should be sent by June 15, 2018, through the form available at: http://www.centrodehistoria-flul.com/semintasasd#Form
 
Approved proposals can be presented as posters (10 minutes) or oral presentations (20 minutes), in Portuguese or in English, although simultaneous translation is not possible.
 
Oficial language:
Portuguese and English
 
Main deadlines:
Reception of abstracts: 30 March – 15 June 2018
Notification of acceptance: 1 July 2018
Confirmation/Registration: 15 July – 1 September
Provisional Program: 1 October 2018
For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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CfP: III Meeting of REPORT(H)A - "Dynamics and Resilience in Socio-Environmental Systems" (University of Évora, March 28-30, 2019)

The Centre for Research in Political Science (CICP) and the Interdisciplinary Center for History, Culture and Societies (CIDEHUS) of the University of Évora are pleased to be hosting the III Meeting of the Portuguese Network of Environmental History, to be held in Évora, between 28 and 30 March 2019.
 
The meeting adopts, in an aggregating perspective, the title "Dynamics and Resilience in Socio-Environmental Systems". It welcomes panels, roundtables sessions, papers and posters that focus on the interception between the environment and human and non-human societies, inscribed in the history of climate and biodiversity. It focuses on the way human societies have resisted and adapted to environmental changes in the long term (desertification, afforestation/deforestation/reforestation), disasters (fires, famines and epidemics), environmental degradation (pollution), environmental changes caused by social dynamics (animal and plant migration, changes in land, water and sea uses, energy transitions, management of urban and industrial waste, new cultural landscapes) and how they have developed ways of managing resources and risks. In this perspective, contributions to the construction of knowledge and human representations about the natural world, conflicts of appropriation and environmental justice movements are also welcome.
 
PANELS AND ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS
Proposals for panels or roundtable sessions should be submitted with title and abstract (up to 500 words) in Portuguese and English. Each panel proposal must contain between 3 and 4 papers or 4 participants at a roundtable. Paper proposals should have title and abstract in both languages. All proposals should be submitted by the session organizer and should include author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), short CV(s), as well as their e-mail address(es), by 15th October 2018.
 
PAPERS
Paper proposals should be submitted with title and abstract (up to 500 words) in Portuguese and English. Submissions must be made by 15th November 2018, together with author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), short CV(s), as well as their e-mail address(es).
 
In order to make the meeting more productive and discussion richer, the organization recommends the delivery of provisional version of papers, by 15th February 2018. This version will be distributed through our platform to all participants.
The organization also welcomes other themes and proposals in the context of environmental history.
 
POSTERS
The organization accepts proposals for posters on ongoing research projects. Submissions should be submitted with title, together with author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), short CV(s), as well as their e-mail address(es) by 15th November 2018. During the meeting there will be a space for posters presentation.
 
ORGANIZING COMMITEE
Paulo E. Guimarães – CICP, Centro de Investigação em Ciência Política, Universidade de Évora (PT)
Sónia Bombico – CIDEHUS, Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades, Universidade de Évora (PT)
Armando Quintas - CIDEHUS, Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades, Universidade de Évora (PT)
 
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Ana Cardoso Matos – CIDEHUS (Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades) - Universidade de Évora (PT)
Ana Cristina Roque – CH (Centro de História) - Universidade de Lisboa (PT)
Antonio Ortegas - Universidade de Granada (ES) Arnaldo Sousa Melo - LAB2PT, Departamento de História, ICS - Instituto de Ciências Sociais) - Universidade do Minho (PT)
Cristina Brito — CHAM (Centro de Humanidades) - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (PT)
Cristina Joanaz de Melo, IHC (Instituto de História Contemporânea) - Universidade de Lisboa (PT)
Fernando Reboredo - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (PT)
Hélder Adegar Fonseca – CICP (Centro de Investigação em Ciência Política) – Universidade de Évora (PT)
Inês Amorim – CITCEM (Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar “Cultura, Espaço e Memória”) - Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (PT) José Manuel Lopes Cordeiro – CICS.NOVA.UMinho, Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade do Minho (PT)
José Manuel Mascarenhas – CIDEHUS (Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades) - Universidade de Évora (PT)
Juan Diego Pérez Cebada - Universidade do Huelva (ES)
Maria de Fátima Nunes - IHC (Instituto de História Contemporânea) - Universidade de Évora (PT)
Stefania Barca – CES (Centro de Estudos Sociais) - Universidade de Coimbra (PT)
Yussuf Adam - Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo (MZ)
 
IMPORTANT DEADLINES
15th October 2018: submission of proposals for sessions/panels and roundtables
15th November 2018: submission of papers and posters
15th December 2018: acceptance notification
15th December 2018 – 15th January 2019: registration
15th January: provisional programme
15th February 2019: delivery of the provisional version of papers
 
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Portuguese, English and Spanish.
 
CONTACTS
Proposals should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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CfP (extended until 23 of April): Oceans Past VII (Bremerhaven, Germany, 22-26 October 2018)

Oceans Past VII - Tracing human interactions with marine ecosystems through deep time: implications for policy and management
Bremerhaven, 22 - 26 October 2018
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) & the German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven, Germany
 
Rationale: Knowing the past is vital for developing a vision of the future. The oceans and inshore seascapes of the world are rapidly changing, and understanding the human and marine ecosystem forces, trajectories and responses – sometimes over centuries or millennia – is vital for their informed management. Understanding, quantifying, and predicting humanities interactions with the world’s coastal seas and oceans requires examination of our practices of consumption, transportation, extraction and pollution, as well as our values and governance systems. The conference aims to bring together the vast knowledge pool of two decades of marine historical ecology and environmental history to inform the policies of the Anthropocene.
 
Invitation: The conference welcomes researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and students of all disciplines under the unifying view of our oceans as networks of social-ecological or coupled human-nature systems. If you have an interest in the history of human interactions with life in the ocean and implications for policy and management, this is the 2018 conference you must attend.
 
Call for papers: The submission of oral and poster papers encompassing, but not limited to, the following topics is encouraged:
❖ Oceans prior to contemporary exploitation
❖ Drivers of environmental use and change across historical time frames
❖ The significance of marine resources for human societies over time
❖ Factors that have encouraged societies to exploit or leave the oceans
❖ Development of indictors
❖ Implications of past and present human ocean activities for coastal and marine policy development
 
Call for special sessions, mini-symposia or exhibitions:
As organisers of the conference, the Oceans Past Initiative offers you the opportunity to suggest or organise a special session, mini-symposium, or exhibition of relevant artefacts, artwork, or documentary film screenings during the conference within the broad theme of the history of human impacts with life in the ocean. Send your suggestions to the convenors below.
 
Contacts:
Conference convenors: Alison MacDiarmid This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Poul Holm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chair local organising committee: Gesche Krause This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chair of the conference Scientific Steering Committee: Henn Ojaveer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Folow the link (updates soon in the website):
 
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III International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt

As part of the organising committee, we are delighted to invite you to the 3rd International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt to be held in the capital city of The Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, from the 12th to the 15th of September 2018.
 
Salt is the only edible rock in nature. It is not only essential for the survival of living creatures, but also to increase knowledge of our past. The study of salt has become in the last few decades an extremely valuable source of information.
 
The discipline of Anthropology of Salt was born in 2002 when Dr Marius Alexianu (AICU, Romania) decided to unite under the same framework all the studies about salt that had been developed.
 
The creation and establishment of this discipline initiated in the symposium held at the University of Lasi (Romania) on the same year and continued in 2015 at the same university where the 1st Congress of Anthropology of Salt was held.
 
The success of the initiative made possible the organization of the second Congress in 2017, in Los Cabos (Mexico). There, it was announced that Valle Salado de Añana would be responsible for organising and holding the third edition in 2018.
 
The Valle Salado de Añana Foundation is proud to undertake this task. Its aim, in addition to providing a future for the Valle Salado and the people who work and live there, is to show to the world that the culture and agriculture of salt practised all over the world is of great inherited value acquired from our ancestors that needs to be passed on to future generations.
 
The Foundation endeavour has already been recognised by the European Union and awarded the Europa Nostra prize in 2015. It has also been classified as a Global Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
 
For more information visit: http://www.vallesalado.com/congressalt
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CFP: Environmental History World Congress 2019

The International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO) invites proposals for the 3rd World Congress of Environmental History, to be held in 22-26 July 2019 in Florianópolis, Brasil.
 
Convergences: The Global South and the Global North in the Era of Great Acceleration
Host: The Federal University of Santa Catarina (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, UFSC)
 
The 3rd World Congress of Environmental History invites scholars from different disciplines to situate environmental history in a planetary perspective. The categories “Global South” and “Global North” are historically-charged, created in the 20th century. They point to the diversity and the inequality of past and present human societies, and how they have transformed their landscapes, exploited natural resources, and connected with each other. The challenges posed by these connections and the dynamics of human and non-human communities have gained urgency in what has been called the Era of Great Acceleration. From their historical studies of rivers, cities, mountains, forests and plantations, to world transmigration narratives for plants, animals, diseases, people and commodities, historians and other environmental humanities scholars add to the debate on how to address the environmental challenges of the 21st century. The program committee seeks to further discussions that cross disciplinary or conceptual divides in new ways. We especially invite proposals that span gender, generational, and geographic differences among presenters as well as topics.
 
Submission Guidelines
 
The program committee invites panel, roundtable, individual paper, and poster proposals for the congress. We prefer to receive complete session proposals but will endeavor to construct sessions from proposals for individual presentations. Sessions will be scheduled for 1.5 hours. No single presentation should exceed 15 minutes, and each roundtable presentation should be significantly shorter than that, as roundtables are designed to maximize discussion among the speakers and with the audience. Commentators are allowed but not required.
 
The program committee encourages non-conventional sessions that experiment with creative formats, such as hands-on workshops, tool demonstrations, and open discussion forums. To submit a proposal for an experimental session, please provide a 300-word abstract describing the activity.
 
To maximize participation, we encourage session proposals with more participants giving shorter presentations (e.g., four presenters at 12 minutes each). Please note that individuals can be a primary presenter in only one panel, roundtable, or other session proposal, but can also serve as chair or commentator in a second session proposal.
 
A limited number of travel bursaries will be available for students and junior scholars.
 
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