News

REPORT(H)A

REPORT(H)A

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
 
Read more...

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.
 
Additional Information:
Read more...

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
 
Read more...

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.
 
Find more details at
 
The scientific programme is accessible at
Read more...

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.
 
 
 
Read more...

International Summer School "Justicia ambiental, postcrecimiento y extractivismos" (Sede de la UNIA en La Rábida)

Entre 15 e 18 de julho será realizado um curso de verão na sede da UNIA em La Rábida intitulado "Extractivismos Justiça Ambiental, Pós-crescimento e Extractivismo" (ver folheto anexo). Nele irão intervir especialistas de reconhecido prestígio da América, África, Ásia e Europa e serão discutidas as complexas relações entre pobreza e degradação ambiental em economias extrativistas (particularmente na mineração). Haverá também uma mesa redonda com os líderes das principais organizações ambientais do Estado espanhol, que explicarão a sua posição e estratégia face à remineralização em curso. O período de inscrições termina no dia 10 de julho, mas só se aceitam inscrições  até 10 de junho.
 
Todas as informações aqui:
Read more...

About REPORT(H)A

News & Events