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Call for organizers of the ESEH 2020 Summer School

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.

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CFP: Special Issue - Humanities

 

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

Guest Editors

 

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/special_issues/shaping_landscapes?fbclid=IwAR0RZiO7HHsVKupiInrXjxg4vqPniebuxalVPmT6pJPVlNJ5Q5kFl7wvwYE

 

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New Publication: Peoples, Nature and Environments. Learning to Live Together

Peoples, Nature and Environments

Learning to Live Together

Editor(s):Ana Cristina Roque, Cristina Brito, Cecilia Veracini

Book Description

This volume brings together perspectives from scholars of different scientific backgrounds endeavouring to understand and debate the interactions and relationships between humans, nonhuman species and natural ecosystems in order to overcome the classic human/environment dichotomy. Through discussions informed by the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences, the book deals with the way different disciplines approach this relationship. These diverse perspectives are compared to enable a cross-cutting analysis of human/nature interface throughout history. Changes forced by the utilization of resources and habitats, as well as climate changes are analysed and discussed, enhancing the importance of a multifaceted approach got a better understanding of the complexity of both the human/world relationship and diverse interspecies connections and impacts.

https://www.cambridgescholars.com/peoples-nature-and-environments

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Capitalism Studies

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow, whose research and teaching will enrich the university’s new interdisciplinary minor, for undergraduates, in Capitalism Studies.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in an appropriate discipline, such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, public policy, or sociology. Applicants must have an active research agenda that engages directly with the specific theme chosen for 2020-22: capitalism and environmental sustainability. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are prepared to teach upper-level topics courses for undergraduates, on subjects related to their own research, as well as an “Introduction to Capitalism Studies” course, required of all minors. Applicants must also show potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher. They must also demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, as values in the college and the university. Applicants should discuss that commitment in the initial application materials; further discussion will be expected at the interview stage.

The postdoctoral fellow will be appointed for a two-year term, with teaching responsibilities of one course per semester. The fellow is expected to reside in the Charlotte area during the academic year and to participate in scholarly activities and programming associated with the interdisciplinary minor, one or more departments that align most closely with the fellow’s training and research, the college, and the university. The salary for the postdoctoral fellow is $50,000 per year, plus benefits, with an additional research and travel account of $2,000 per year.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master's degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Screening of applications will begin February 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu. Applicants should be prepared to submit three letters of recommendation, but these will be requested only after the initial rounds of screening. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=59749

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Novo número (13.2, Dezembro de 2019) da HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology

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 13.2

· Número temático "Animals, Science and Technology: multispecies histories of scientific and sociotechnical knowledge-practices", com introdução pelo editor convidado Richie Nimmo aos cinco artigos que o compõem. São estudos de caso que se debruçam sobre animais não humanos e as suas relações com a ciência e a tecnologia e os humanos, do ponto de vista da história (HCTM) e da sociologia (estudos sobre animais e STS). O número temático termina com um posfácio:

o "Introduction: Taking animals seriously in studies of science and technology", Richie Nimmo

o "Elemental problems, methodical solutions: expertise, ecology and entertainment in the study of marine mammals", Amanda Rees

o "The Silver Spring monkey controversy: changing cultures of care in twentieth-century laboratory animal research", Robert G. W. Kirk

o "Measuring ephemera: finding the “qualitative” in Qualitative Behaviour Assessment as a “whole-animal” science of animal welfare", Maisie Tomlinson

o "The Social Evolving: Sociogenomics on the Wings of Social Insects", Sainath Suryanarayanan

o "Biopolitics and Becoming in Animal-Technology Assemblages", Richie Nimmo

o "Postscript. Fur, feather, teeth and skin: How do technologies and ontologies meet in time and space?", Lindsay Hamilton

· Um "work in progress" do doutorando Hugo Soares sobre o seu trabalho em curso "The National Institute for Scientific Research (INIC): Pathway and Influence in Portuguese Science Policy (1976-1992)"

· Três recensões de livros

o "Book Review: Audra Wolfe. Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science", Clara Florensa

o "Book Review: Álvaro Girón, Oliver Hochadel, and Gustavo Vallejo (eds.). Saberes transatlánticos. Barcelona y Buenos Aires: conexiones, confluencias, comparaciones (1850–1940)", Antonio Carbone

o "Book Review: Hugh Cagle. Assembling the Tropics: Science and Medicine in Portugal’s Empire, 1450–1700", Luís Tirapicos

 

New issue of HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology (13.2, December 2019) online

 

HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed open access journal, available online, published in English by De Gruyter/Sciendo, as a result of a partnership between four Portuguese research units (CIUHCT, CIDEHUS, Institute for Social Sciences, and Institute of Contemporary History).

TABLE OF CONTENTS OF VOLUME 13.2

· Special issue "Animals, Science and Technology: multispecies histories of scientific and sociotechnical knowledge-practices", with an introduction by the Guest Editor Richie Nimmo to the five articles that it contains. They are case studies dealing with nonhuman animals and their relationships with science and technology and humans, with approaches ranging from history (HSTM) to sociology (animal studies and STS). The special issue ends with a postscript:

o "Introduction: Taking animals seriously in studies of science and technology", Richie Nimmo

o "Elemental problems, methodical solutions: expertise, ecology and entertainment in the study of marine mammals", Amanda Rees

o "The Silver Spring monkey controversy: changing cultures of care in twentieth-century laboratory animal research", Robert G. W. Kirk

o "Measuring ephemera: finding the “qualitative” in Qualitative Behaviour Assessment as a “whole-animal” science of animal welfare", Maisie Tomlinson

o "The Social Evolving: Sociogenomics on the Wings of Social Insects", Sainath Suryanarayanan

o "Biopolitics and Becoming in Animal-Technology Assemblages", Richie Nimmo

o "Postscript. Fur, feather, teeth and skin: How do technologies and ontologies meet in time and space?", Lindsay Hamilton

· A "work in progress" by the PhD candidate Hugo Soares about his ongoing work "The National Institute for Scientific Research (INIC): Pathway and Influence in Portuguese Science Policy (1976-1992)"

· Three book reviews

o "Book Review: Audra Wolfe. Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science", Clara Florensa

o "Book Review: Álvaro Girón, Oliver Hochadel, and Gustavo Vallejo (eds.). Saberes transatlánticos. Barcelona y Buenos Aires: conexiones, confluencias, comparaciones (1850–1940)", Antonio Carbone

o "Book Review: Hugh Cagle. Assembling the Tropics: Science and Medicine in Portugal’s Empire, 1450–1700", Luís Tirapicos

 

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