CFP: Research Expeditions to India and the Indian Ocean in Early Modern and Modern Times

Call for Papers for the virtual workshop, on 3-4 November 2022 in the German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History

This workshop, “Research Expeditions to India and the Indian Ocean in Early Modern and Modern Times,” is organized by Dr. Katrin Kleemann and Dr. Pankoj Sarkar (German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History, Bremerhaven, Germany). Over two days, on Thursday, 3 November, and Friday, 4 November 2022, it will bring together doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars with an interest in research expeditions to India and the Indian Ocean, and will take place on Zoom. This workshop is a forum for scholars to present their work and exchange ideas. Due to the time difference between Australia, India, and Europe, it will take place in the morning (Central European Time). Each participant will give a short talk of 15 minutes. These short presentations will allow us enough time for discussion.

This workshop will take place in English and is free of charge. To apply, please send an abstract (ca. 400 words) and a CV (all in one PDF file) to Dr. Katrin Kleemann, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by 15 September 2022.

More info at Call for Papers: Research Expeditions to India and the Indian Ocean in Early Modern and Modern Times | DSM Bremerhaven


Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review

The RCC is pleased to announce the launch of Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review. A new open-access online publication features peer-reviewed articles, creative nonfiction, and artistic contributions that showcase the work of the RCC and its community across the world. In the spirit of Rachel Carson, Springs publishes sharp writing with an impact. Surveying the interrelationship between environmental and social changes from a wealth of disciplines and perspectives, it is a place to share rigorous research, test out fresh ideas, question old ones, and to advance public and scholarly debates in the environmental humanities and beyond.

Springs also brings together writing from other RCC publications. Its archive curates articles that were published in the open-access online and print journal RCC Perspectives(2010–2020), in the blog Seeing the Woods (2012–2021), and in the peer-reviewed online journal Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History


Colonial and Post-Colonial Landscapes

A segunda edição do Congresso Internacional — Paisagens Coloniais e Pós-Coloniais terá lugar nos dias 18, 19 e 20 de janeiro de 2023 em Lisboa, na Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. A chamada para apresentação de trabalhos no âmbito das sessões aprovadas encontra-se aberta até ao dia 2 de setembro de 2022.

O congresso faz parte do projeto de pesquisa em andamento intitulado “Archwar - Dominance and mass-violence through Housing and Architecture during colonial wars. The Portuguese case (Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Mozambique): colonial documentation and post-independence critical assessment” financiado pela FCT, no que participa a Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

O projeto de pesquisa busca analisar como as estratégias de controle durante as guerras coloniais/de libertação na Guiné-Bissau, Angola e Moçambique, com foco na habitação, repercutiram na configuração de seus territórios após a independência.

O objetivo deste congresso é alargar o debate sobre as repercussões das decisões tomadas pelos estados coloniais na área das infraestruturas territoriais — nomeadamente através das disciplinas de arquitetura e urbanismo — nos modelos de desenvolvimento pós-independência e na formação de novos países com passado colonial.

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Manifesto: Humanities 4 the Ocean

Ao fazer um ano do início da bolsa ERC Synergy 4-OCEANS: Human History of Marine Life, os investigadores principais do projeto, liderados por Cristina Brito, em conjunto com várias outras entidades nacionais e internacionais, e em particular a Cátedra UNESCO 'Património Cultural dos Oceanos', publicam uma declaração em prol das Humanidades para os Oceanos. Este manifesto foi submetido à ONU no âmbito da Conferência dos Oceanos que se realizou em Lisboa e os princípios que regulam a Década para a Ciência dos Oceanos.

Ler o Manifesto aqui.


Salagon ethnobotany seminar

Vingtième séminaire annuel d’ethnobotanique du domaine européen

“Retour en forêt”

Jeudi 6, vendredi 7 et samedi 8 octobre 2022

A forum for debate and learning

Ever since it first existed, Salagon has been a centre for research and a scientific centre specialising in ethnobotany. Ethnobotany is the area of ethnology concerned with studying relationships between man and plants. For example, an ethnobotanist might study the uses, representations and beliefs linked to plants. In keeping with its scientific vocation, each year Salagon organises an ethnobotany seminar. It brings together researchers, academics, students and members of associations. The participants are not necessarily ethnologists. Work at the seminar feeds on disciplines including history, history of art and literature.

A seminar for both interested amateurs and specialists

The seminar is an opportunity to explore progress in a particular area of ethnobotany, bring little-known work to the fore and open new research avenues. It is a forum for networking, communicating and sharing open to anyone interested in the subject, whether a specialist or not.


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Call for Applications: Director of Academic Programs

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is looking for a Director of Academic Programs to join its team.

The position will start on 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for up to six years, which includes a six-month probation period. The RCC is an international, interdisciplinary research institute located in central Munich. It was founded in 2009 and is part of LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität). The RCC runs various graduate and fellowship programs and also hosts numerous research projects. Its working language is English.

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV (max. 4 pages), an academic writing sample (max. 2 pages), and the contact information of two references in a single PDF document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 25 August 2022. Interviews will take place on 26–27 September 2022, ideally in person in Munich.

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