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CFP - Rural History Conference 2021

Extension of deadline for submisson of session proposals to October 15, 2020

The fifth biennial conference of the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO), Rural History 2021, will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, from Monday August 23 to Thursday August 26, 2021 and it is a great pleasure for us to bid you all welcome to participate at this event. The conference will be jointly organized by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University through the Division of Agrarian History and the Department of Economic History respectively.

The aim of the Rural History 2021 conference is to promote a scientific discussion on new research on rural history in a broad sense by bringing together researchers dealing with different regions, different time periods and from different theoretical and methodological traditions.

In accordance with this, the conference is open for research on all aspects on the history of the countryside in Europe and its interaction with other parts of the world throughout time. We welcome participation from different academic subjects (e.g. history, archaeology, geography, economic history, economics, sociology, anthropology, development studies, gender studies, environmental history, historical demography) presenting and discussing new research and thereby contributing to expanding our knowledge on the rural history of Europe and beyond.

More info here.

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Congreso Internacional "Articulación, utilización y gestión del territorio en la Europa mediterránea (siglos XV-XIX)"

Los días 24 y 25 de septiembre de 2020 tendrá lugar el Congreso Internacional "Articulación, utilización y gestión del territorio en la Europa mediterránea (siglos XV-XIX)", dirigido por los profesores Félix Labrador Arroyo y Koldo Trápaga Monchet. Esta actividad forma parte del grupo de alto rendimiento CINTER (Corte, Imagen, Nobleza y Territorio) de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. El congresó será en formato Webinar mediante Microsoft Teams, y tendrá lugar elos días 24 y 25 de septiembre 2020.

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Programa do Congresso.pdf

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Portuguese Parks to the world/Parques Portugueses no Mundo

This month – The Madeira Natural Park by Sandra Kiesow (Kiel University) 

https://www.ecosystems.uni-kiel.de/en/e_personen_oeko_polar/personal-homepage/skiesow

The Madeira Natural Park is situated on the island of Madeira, covering approximately two-thirds of the islands´ surface area. It was founded in 1982 with the aim to safeguard the outstandingly high biodiversity of its ecosystems, very rich in endemic flora and fauna. The mountainous landscape structure with deep ravines and steep mountainsides offers a large number of divers habitats, reaching from coastal zones with subtropical climate to high mountain areas with more aggressive climatic conditions.

The most famous ecosystem on Madeira is the evergreen laurisilva forest, mainly consisting of huge trees of the family of “Lauraceas” like Til, Bay tree, Barbusan tree and Madeira Mahogany. With an extension of approximately 15.000 ha it is the largest laurisilva forest in the world and home to a large number of endangered species. In 1999, it has been recognized as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO (https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/934/video).

At higher altitude, a unique heather forest with many endemic species covers the mountains and contributes with its capacity to filter water out of the clouds to ground water recharge on the island. All over the island one can find the Levadas, small irrigation channels transporting water towards the agricultural terraces. Close to their springs in the Madeira Natural Park, they offer a very pleasant way to discover the natural beauty of the island on foot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4l0f1kycC8).

More information at: 

https://ifcn.madeira.gov.pt/areas-protegidas/parque-natural-da-madeira.html

Kiesow, S. & Bork, H.-R., 2017. Agricultural terraces as a proxy to landscape history on Madeira island, Portugal. Ler História, Nr. 71, pp. 127-152

Kiesow, S. & Dierssen, K., 2017. Vegetation Analysis as a Source of Historic Information – The Case of Madeira Island. In Vaz, E., Melo, C. J. D., & Costa Pinto, L. M. (2017). Environmental History in the Making: Volume I: Explaining. (Environmental History; No. 6). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 123-144.

 

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Este mês - O Parque  Natural da Madeira por Sandra Kiesow (Kiel University)

https://www.ecosystems.uni-kiel.de/en/e_personen_oeko_polar/personal-homepage/skiesow

O Parque Natural da Madeira está localizado no arquipélago da Madeira e abrange cerca de dois-terços da superficie insular. O parque foi fundado em 1982 com o objectivo de salvaguardar a extraordinária biodiversidade dos seus ecossistemas ricos em endemismos, a nível de flora e fauna. A paisagem montanhosa, com ribeiras fundas e picos altos, ofereçe um grande número de habitats diversos, incluindo as zonas costeiras, com o seu clima subtropical, até os picos mais altos, com condições climatéricas mais agrestes.

O ecosistema mais famoso da ilha da Madeira é a floresta Laurisilva, caracterizada pelas suas árvores de grande porte, da família das Lauráceas, como o Til, o Loureiro, o Barbusano e o Vinhático. Com uma área de, aproximadamente, 15.000 hectares, esta é a maior floresta laurisilva a nível mundial e muito rica em endemismos. Em 1999, a Laurisilva da Madeira foi classificada como Património da Humanidade pela UNESCO (https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/934/video).

As zonas mais altas da ilha estão cobertas pelo Urzal de altitude, também muito rico em endemismos. O Urzal tem um papel importante na recarga dos recursos de água subterrânea, as urzes filtram gotículas minúsculas de água diretamente dos nevoeiros.

Em toda a ilha encontram-se as Levadas, transportando água das serras aos campos. Perto das suas nascentes, no Parque Natural da Madeira, elas convidam o visitante à descoberta, a pé, das belezas naturais da ilha (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4l0f1kycC8).

Mais informação em:

https://ifcn.madeira.gov.pt/areas-protegidas/parque-natural-da-madeira.html

Kiesow, S. & Bork, H.-R., 2017. Agricultural terraces as a proxy to landscape history on Madeira island, Portugal. Ler História, Nr. 71, pp. 127-152

Kiesow, S. & Dierssen, K., 2017. Vegetation Analysis as a Source of Historic Information – The Case of Madeira Island. In Vaz, E., Melo, C. J. D., & Costa Pinto, L. M. (2017). Environmental History in the Making: Volume I: Explaining. (Environmental History; No. 6). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 123-144.

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Naturae theatrum et mundum/ The theatre of nature and the world/ O teatro da natureza e o mundo

This month – “«Threatened by the sands of the Ocean sea!»: The Church of São Paio of Fão as an observatory for environmental changes (Fão, Esposende, Portugal)”, by Ana Isabel Lopes pdf.EN

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Este mês - “«Ameaçada pelas areas do mar Oceano!»: A Igreja de São Paio de Fão e as alterações ambientais (Fão, Esposende, Portugal)”, por Ana Isabel Lopes pdf.PT

 

Ana Isabel Lopes, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto

https://flup.academia.edu/AnaIsabelAlvesLopes

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Portuguese Parks to the world/Parques Portugueses no Mundo

In this heading we highlight some of the main Portuguese natural parks, valuing their contribution to the environmental heritage outreach.

This month – Montesinho Natural Park (Portugal)

The Montesinho Natural Park is located in the Upper Northeast of Trás-os-Montes, extending through the mountains of Montesinho and Coroa, and covering the northern region of Bragança and Vinhais. The Park's ground presents an altitude landscape, with great horizons and uses conditioned by the climate, with a mainly agricultural profile in the plains and alternating morass and black oak woods. Its classification is justified by the existence of animal populations representative of the Iberian and European fauna, still in relative abundance and stability, including many of the endangered species of Portuguese fauna, as well as a natural vegetation of great importance at national and world level.

More information at https://www.montesinho.com/oparque

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Nesta rubrica destacamos alguns dos principais parques naturais portugueses, valorizando o seu contributo para a divulgação do património ambiental.

Este mês – Parque Natural de Montesinho (Portugal)

O Parque Natural de Montesinho situa-se no Alto Nordeste transmontano, estende-se pelas serras de Montesinho e Coroa, e abarca a parte setentrional dos concelhos de Bragança e Vinhais. O território do Parque oferece uma paisagem de altitude, com grandes horizontes e usos condicionados pelo clima, com um perfil predominantemente agrícola nas zonas mais planas e alternando lameiros e matas de carvalho negral. A sua classificação assenta na existência de populações animais representativas da fauna ibérica e europeia ainda em relativa abundância e estabilidade, incluindo muitas das espécies ameaçadas da fauna portuguesa, bem como uma vegetação natural de grande importância a nível nacional e mundial.

Mais informação em https://www.montesinho.com/oparque.

 

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Naturae theatrum et mundum/ The theatre of nature and the world/ O teatro da natureza e o mundo

This month – “What Will He Grow To” or the lessons of past pollution, by José Rafael Soares pdf.EN

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Este mês - “What Will He Grow To” ou as lições da poluição passada, por José Rafael Soares pdf.PT

José Rafael Soares, CICS.NOVA.UMinho - Grupo de Investigação: 3: Cidades, Ambiente e Desenvolvimento Regional

www.uminho.academia.edu/JoseRafaelSoares

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