Ciclos de oficinas e conferências sobre "Historia da Pobreza e da Fome"


Ciclo de oficinas e conferências

A História da Pobreza e da Fome é um tema complexo cuja compreensão convoca investigadores das ciências naturais, das ciências sociais e das humanidades. Visando aprofundar temas, conceitos, fontes e métodos de análise, que congregam dimensões ambientais, culturais, sociais, económicas e políticas, organiza-se um Ciclo de Oficinas e um Ciclo de Conferências sobre o tema. Estes decorrem entre Abril e Novembro de 2019.

Ciclo de Oficinas

Sala de Formação da Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

As oficinas desenvolvem-se em ambiente informal e de co-aprendizagem. Cada uma debruça sobre um tema específico: (1) Fundamentos, práticas e representações; (2) Calamidades – impactos das pragas, extremos climáticos e epidemias; (3) Desigualdades e assimetrias territoriais; (4) Condições de vida (5) Contextos coloniais; (6) Da exclusão à equidade.

Têm a duração de um dia de trabalho, entre as 9:30 e as 17:45. Incluem duas sessões de três intervenções (seguidas cada uma de um debate). Os participantes (máx. 30) são chamados a intervir ativamente num processo de análise e reflexão, discutindo textos de ca. 1000 palavras, preparados pelos intervenientes, e distribuídos com 8 dias de antecedência.

Ciclo de Conferências 

Auditório da Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

Em paralelo com o ciclo de oficinas, decorre um ciclo de conferências, aberto ao público, nas mesmas datas, entre as 18:00 e as 19:30.



Articles: "The Wonder Whale" and "The Voice of Skogula in ‘Beasts Royal’ and a Story of the Tagus Estuary (Lisbon, Portugal) as Seen through a Whale’s-Eye View"

"The Wonder Whale" (Cristina BRITO, Nina VIEIRA & Joana G. FREITAS)
Anthropozoologica: (artigo publicado com o apoio da APCM, OPP e CHAM - NOVA FCSH)
"The Voice of Skogula in ‘Beasts Royal’ and a Story of the Tagus Estuary (Lisbon, Portugal) as Seen through a Whale’s-Eye View" (Cristina BRITO)
Humanities: (artigo publicado com o apoio CHAM - NOVA FCSH)

CFP: Session on Env. risk and Env. justice in Europe at the next ISSEI conference





Chairs: Pedro Baños Páez*, Sofia Bento**, Christelle Gramaglia*** & Ivan Lopez****

* Murcia University

** Lisbon University

*** IRSTEA Montpellier

**** Zaragoza University

Europe's industrial past, as well as its current position as a global industrial power, generate numerous negative externalities that are poorly known, evaluated and controlled. Although Air and Water Directives were promulgated in the 1990s and 2000s, there are still numerous infringements in these domains in the countries of the Union. And for soils, no standard yet allows to monitor its quality. Uncertainties, risks and controversies proliferate, giving a particular acuity to the society of the risk described by Ulrich Beck (2001).

It in this context that "contaminated communities" (Edelstein 2004) developed, that is, groups of residents exposed to pollution and facing various environmental and health hazards. In North America, this lead to strong mobilizations for environmental justice in the wake of civil rights movements, pointing to cumulative inequalities (Gordon 2002). In Europe, claims are raised, but not in the same way. Other interpretative frameworks seem necessary to study what is really going on.

The session we propose will deal with the European specificities of environmental and environmental health mobilizations. It will also look at all the social consequences of pollution on the social fabric, either in public spheres or in private spheres, from the point of view of various actors:

(1) What makes some social movements possible while some others do not work out in sites with major contamination risks? What role does the EU and the member states play in risk regulation in this area? What place do European civil societies hold? What hinders mobilizations?

(2) What constraints do pollutions have on social and environmental practices? How residents of polluted sites resist and cope with particularly adverse toxic situations, sometimes silently? How to better account for the hidden social costs of pollution?

The expected communications will have to focus on industrial and agricultural pollution, but may also offer openness to other environmental issues. The idea is to reflect together on the effects of alerts on collective and individual behavior, but also on the issues of responsibility so as to promote resilience, in the sense that Anna Tsing could give to this term, i.e. finding together the force to imagine survival in the ruins of productivism (2016).

Proposals (350-500 word abstracts) in English or Spanish should be sent by February, the 28th 2019, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


II International Meeting Histories of Nature and Environments: Shaping Landscapes

The Centre for History (CH-ULisboa) of the University of Lisbon, the Centre for the Humanities (CHAM) of the NOVA University of Lisbon and the Centre for Administration and Public Policies (CAPP) of the University of Lisbon are pleased to be hosting the 2nd International Meeting Histories of Nature and Environments: Shaping Landscapes in Autumn 2019.

Over the centuries, different aspects of the human / natural world relationship have shaped a wide range of landscapes. In the broad sense, landscapes mirror the synthesis of interactions between peoples and places, reflects circulation of knowledge and technology and materialise the development and adaptation of human's societies across time and space. They are geographic realities, but also cultural ones. From these complex and multifaceted interconnections results the recognition of landscapes as a structural component of natural, historical, cultural and scientific heritage and a vital element in the creation of each community's identity.

Following the first meeting in 2017 and the discussion on the interaction between humans and the natural world, this second reunion aims to address this relationship by bringing the broad concept of landscape into the discussion, considering that landscape also serves as a historical testimony and a fundamental source for the study of the past. A knowledge that can shed a light in the long-term relationship between humans and nature, essential in the current challenging contexts of environmental changes.

Suggested but not 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


Submission of abstracts The conference is open to submissions from any discipline with interests in these fields. Potential participants should submit a proposal filling out the online form available at this page by May 15, 2019.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 1, 2019. The abstracts accepted in the conference will be published on-line. Maximum allotted time for presentations is 15 minutes. ​

For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CfP: 2nd CONCHA Workshop - "Sea and Animals: History, Culture and Marine Conservation" (until the 31st April 2019)

Dear colleagues,


The CFP for the 2nd CONCHA Workshop is now open (until the 31st April 2019). The workshop -  "Sea and Animals: History, Culture and Marine Conservation" will be held by CHAM and APCM (at NOVA FCSH, Lisbon) in October, 21-23. 


The workshop aims to contribute to WP1 and WP7 of the CONCHS project (more info here:


We count with your presence and pelase feel free to spread the CFP. All information can be found here:   


Contacts and request of information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Regards from Lisbon,


Cristina Brito, Nina Vieira and Isa Pais.


ESEH - Crowdfunding Campaign for the Tallinn Dissertation Prize of the European Society for Environmental History

The Tallinn Dissertation Prize was established by the European Society for Environmental History Board in 2018 to reward innovative doctoral dissertations based on original research in European environmental history.The Prize was named after Tallinn, the city where it will be awarded for the first time at the 10th ESEH Biennial Conference in 2019.

The Dissertation Prize aims at supporting early career scholars based in Europe or based outside Europe but working on a European topic. Through the Prize, ESEH wants to encourage young scholars to get more involved in the community of environmental historians in Europe. We intend the prize to enhance the visibility of PhD students and post-docs in environmental history and the environmental humanities, and strengthen inter-generational ties within the ESEH.

ESEH provides financial background for the first Tallinn Dissertation Prize in 2019.

ESEH Board and ESEH's Emerging Scholars initiative (ESEH NEXTGATe) encourage ESEH members, sympathizers and supporters of the ESEH to contribute to a 1,000 euro pool which would secure the Tallinn Dissertation Prize for an additional four years: 2021 and 2023.

As little as the price of a coffee (3 euros) will help us to award the Tallinn Dissertation Prize in the future to support emerging environmental humanities and history scholarship. Kindly ask to make your contribution to the Tallinn Dissertation Prize via the link below:


Call for Organizers of the ESEH Summer School 2019

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to announce the call for committees which would like to organize the ESEH Summer School in 2019, according to the Constitution of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) ( and Organisation of Summer Schools (


Ana Isabel Queiroz was invited to join the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Nomination Committee by its President, Peter Szabo, who highlighted that she is an “experienced and highly regarded researcher with an extensive network among environmental historians”.
The IHC researcher believes that this “is not only a personal opportunity, it seems to me an opportunity to affirm both the REPORT(h)A network and the IHC”. She added that it is a way of “balancing regions and specificities, affirming the environmental history of southern Europe, where this perspective arrived later”.
With a two-year term, Ana Isabel Queiroz will share positions with Christian Rohr (the chairman of the committee, Swiss) and Kati Lindström (Estonian), who will be responsible for the Society’s elections, namely by actively seeking people to hold ESEH offices, namely of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Regional Representatives.
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