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Oceans Past VIII Conference

Historical perspectives on marine ecosystems, fisheries, and futures
The Next Oceans Past Conference will take place May 10th to 13th, 2020
VLIZ, Ostend, Belgium
 
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. Presentations are encouraged that explore large-scale and long-term case studies highlighting dynamic changes and interactions in past marine ecosystems, the impacts and legacy effects of human activities on them, the sustainability of iterative or co-evolutionary relationships and, where possible, likely future directions and management implications. If you have an interest in the history of human interactions with life in the ocean and implications for policy and management, sign up now to attend OP VIII in 2020!
 
Deadline for paper submission: 15 November 2019
 
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New book: Portuguese Literature and the Environment (edited by Victor K. Mendes and Patrícia Vieira)

EDITED BY VICTOR K. MENDES AND PATRÍCIA VIEIRA - CONTRIBUTIONS BY INÊS AMORIM; VINCENT BARLETTA; KATHRYN BISHOP-SANCHEZ; MARIA JOÃO DODMAN; ISABEL A. FERREIRA GOULD; MICHAEL MARDER; ADRIANA MARTINS; VICTOR K. MENDES; ADRIANA VERÍSSIMO SERRÃO; VIRIATO SOROMENHO-MARQUES; ESTELA VIEIRA AND PATRÍCIA VIEIRA
 
Portuguese Literature and the Environment explores the relationship between Portuguese literature and the environment from Medieval times to the present. From the centrality of nature in Medieval poetry, through the bucolic verse of the Renaissance, all the way to the Romantic and post-Romantic nostalgia for a pristine natural or rural landscape under threat in the wake of industrialization, Portuguese literature has frequently reflected on the connection between humans and the natural world. More recently, the postcolonial turn in contemporary literature has highlighted the contrast between the environment of the former colonies and that of Portugal. 
 
Contributors to the collection examine how Portuguese writers engage with the environment and have incorporated nature in their texts not only to prompt social, political or philosophical reflections on human society, but also as a way to learn from non-humans. 
 
The book is organized into three sections. The first explores the relationship between Portuguese philosophy, historiography, culture, and environmental issues. The second section discusses the link between literary texts and the environment from the Renaissance to 1900. The final section analyzes the connection between literary movements or specific authors and environmental change from 1900 to today. Scholars of literature, Latin American studies, literature, and environmental studies will find this volume especially useful.
 
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Rachel Carson Center: new Master’s program in Environmental Humanities

Dear all, 
 
The Rachel Carson Center (RCC) has successfully secured funding from the Volkswagen Foundation to develop a new Master’s program in Environmental Humanities (EH). We are therefore looking for new staff members to join our team:
 
 
The job announcements are linked above, and also attached to this email. Please help us spread the word! 
 
Best wishes, 
The RCC
 
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EMS Annual Meeting 2019 - Programme

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society - European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology - will take place from 9 to 13 September 2019 at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, Copenhagen (www.ems2019.eu/venue_and_travel).
 
The Annual Meetings of the EMS aim at fostering cross-fertilisation of ideas, feedback between science and applications, as well as involvement of all the diverse actors in the meteorological and climatological fields. 
 
A complementary focus of the 2019 Annual Meeting will be on paleoclimatology and historical climatology.
 
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The scientific programme is accessible at
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CfP: The sea in the 20th - 21st centuries and the "forbidden migration" (Lisbon, November 28th and 29th, 2019)

The Institute of Contemporary History, a research unit from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, is organizing an international conference titled "The Sea in the 20th-21st centuries and the forbidden migrations". The conference will be held in November 28th and 29th, 2019 in Lisbon.
 
 
 
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Novo número (13.1, Junho de 2019) da HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology

A HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology é uma revista de acesso aberto com arbitragem científica, disponível em linha, publicada em inglês pela De Gruyter/Sciendo, em resultado de uma parceria de quatro unidades de investigação portuguesas (CIUHCT, CIDEHUS, Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Instituto de História Contemporânea).

CONTEÚDOS DO NÚMERO 13.1

Número temático "Before the Silent Spring: Pesticides in Twentieth-Century Europe", com introdução pelo editor convidado José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez, que apresenta uma revisão crítica bibliográfica que enquadra as novas perspectivas trazidas pelos quatro(*) artigos de investigação primária que o compõem, nomeadamente ao abordarem cronologias (primeira metade do século XX), pesticidas (antes do DDT) e geografias (Espanha e Noruega) que normalmente não aparecem nas narrativas dominantes:

"Introduction. Pesticides: Past and Present", José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez

"Influencing for results: Bees, Beekeepers and Norwegian Pesticide Legislation", Anne Jorunn Frøyen

"Following Hydrogen Cyanide in the Valencian Country (1907-1933): Risk, Accidents and Standards in Fumigation", Ximo Guillem-Llobat

"Arsenical Pesticides in Early Francoist Spain: Fascism, Autarky, Agricultural Engineers and the Invisibility of Toxic Risks", José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez (*) o quarto artigo deste número temático, de May-Brith Ohman Nielsen, será publicado, por motivos de força maior, apenas no próximo número da HoST: HoST 13.2 (Dezembro de 2019)

Um resumo alargado da Distinguished Lecture (CIUHCT) de Thomas J. Misa sobre a nova "era" tecno-cultural digital, criticando, à luz da história da tecnologia, o determinismo tecnológico presente em algumas narrativas sobre a lei de Moore, "Dominance of the Digital (1990–2016)"

Um "work in progress" da doutoranda Inês N. Navalhas sobre o seu trabalho em curso "Communicating Science and Technology. Gradiva’s Books of Popularization of Science and Technology and the Portuguese Public"

Três recensões de livros: "Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism", Jonathan Harwood "La colonisation du savoir. Une histoire de plantes médicinales du “Nouveau Monde” (1492–1750)", Laia Portet-Codina "Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good. From the Panopticon to the Skinner Box and Beyond", Javier Moscoso

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Call for applications: The Anthropocene Campus Lisboa

The Anthropocene Campus Lisboa: Parallax (ACL: Parallax), is an event organised by the Portuguese research center CIUHCT and its project Anthropolands taking place at Culturgest in Lisbon, Portugal, between 6 and 11 January 2020. This Campus is part of the Anthropocene Curriculum initiated by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), which has generated two Anthropocene Campus in Berlin (2014, 2016) and several satellite events worldwide.  
 

How to apply

To apply please use exclusively the online application form. No other applications will be considered. Applicants must submit a short CV and motivation letter stating their interest in the Anthropocene Campus Lisbon. The Registration Fee is €150, paid upon acceptance of the application; information on the payment will be available soon. Deadline for application: September 15, 2019.

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Workshop "Landscape & Heritage: Between Nature and Culture"

Workshop "Landscape & Heritage: Between Nature and Culture" is taking place on Friday 07.06. from 14 h at the University of Évora (Vimioso Palace, room 111). 
The event is bringing together international speakers from different backgrounds, to ponder how the intricate interplay of nature and culture shapes our understanding of landscape and heritage, and their interconnection. 
Programme and speakers' bio-notes are available at https://www.cidehus.uevora.pt/atividades/eventos/(item)/27457
For those unable to attend, there is an option of joining the event via web conference. For details, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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