The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to announce the call for the 2020 ESEH Summer School.
Guidelines for applicants:
(1) Although multidisciplinarity is highly regarded, there has to be a clear environmental history focus in the planned program of the Summer School. A combination of classwork with fieldwork is strongly encouraged. The ESEH Summer School committee (SSC) advises applicants to select a topic which is neither too narrow nor too broad.
(2) One of the core ambitions of the ESEH is to strengthen the international knowledge transfer, mobility, and international networking among promising young environmental historians. As such, the summer school should be international, in that it has to involve scholars from more than one country or language group. In order to make this feasible, the courses should be taught in English. The selected summer school would preferably host a majority of European participants, but it should be open to members of all countries.
(3) The Summer School must be a PhD-level course, although recent PhD graduates and advanced Master’s students may be invited to attend. Both the duration of the summer school as well as the number of included students and teachers can be decided by the organizers themselves.
(4) There can be no fees for participants. The SSC will privilege proposals that will include free or heavily subsidised accommodation for the participants.
(5) As confirmed official ESEH support may help with obtaining other funding for the proposed Summer School, organizing committees are invited to submit their applications prior to having secured such funding. Please submit your proposal only if it is highly likely that the total funding obtained will be sufficient.
The successful applicant/s will receive the advisory support of the ESEH and a total of 500 EUR to support the Summer School, which will be advertised on the ESEH website as well as through the president’s newsletter. The successful applicant/s will have the right and obligation to use the ESEH logo in announcements, flyers and websites related to the selected summer school.
Deadline for 1st round of applications: March 2, 2020.
The ESEH Board and the ESEH Summer school committee will consider the applications in March 2020 and by April 1st at the latest, all applicants will be informed of the outcome. The ESEH Summer school committee will be happy to advise the successful applicants on the call for participants.
NB: If no summer school is selected in the first round, or there is funding available for a second summer school in 2020, a second round of applications will be held in May 2020.
Deadline for 2nd round of applications: May 15, 2020
The ESEH Board and the ESEH Summer school committee will consider the applications in May/June 2020 and by June 15th at the latest, all applicants will be informed of the outcome.
The ESEH Summer school committee will be happy to advise the selected SSCH organizing committee regarding the call for participants.
Please apply by submitting the application form to Dr. Stefan Dorondel, chair of the ESEH Summer school committee, via e-mail stefan.dorondel[at]antropologia.ro
The Summer School is organized according to the ESEH Constitution (http://eseh.org/about-eseh/eseh-constitution) and Organization of Summer Schools (http://eseh.org/event/summer-school/summer-schools-benefits-requirements/). If you have any further questions, please contact the ESEH summer school committee for clarification and advice. They will be happy to answer.
Special Issue "Peoples, Nature and Environments: Shaping Landscapes"
A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Special Issue Information
Over the centuries, different aspects of the human-natural world relationships have shaped a wide range of environments and landscapes. In the broad sense, landscapes mirror the synthesis of interactions between peoples and places, reflect circulation of knowledge and technology and materialize the development, transformation and adaptation of humans’ societies across time and space, in different geographic and cultural contexts. The result of these complex and multifaceted interconnections is the recognition of different environments and landscapes as a structural component of natural, historical, cultural and scientific heritage and a vital element in the creation of each community's identity. As such, this special issue aims to address the interaction between humans and the non-human world by bringing the broad concept of landscape into the discussion, considering that this concept also serves as a historical testimony and a fundamental source for the study of the past. This discussion can shed a light in this long-term relationship and interconnection essential in the current challenging contexts of environmental changes.
We are accepting Research Papers and Reviews in the suggested but non-exclusive main topics:
Animals and landscapes
Environmental and climate change and human impacts
Landscape as a living archive
Literary landscapes and soundscapes
Natural and cultural landscapes
Natural history and science
Society and environment
Waterscapes and littoral changes
Dr. Ana Cristina Roque
Dr. Cristina Brito
Dr. Cecilia Veracini
Ms. Nina Vieira
Dr. Joana Gaspar de Freitas