cfp - Winds of Change: Global Connections across Space, Time, and Nature (ASEH, Chicago, March 29 - April 2, 2017)

call for papers - Chicago conference

Winds of Change: Global Connections across Space, Time, and Nature

Introduction: The ASEH invites proposals for its 2017 annual conference, which will convene March 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Located along the shores of Lake Michigan and the banks of the Chicago River, this gateway city linked eastern markets, western hinterlands, and commodified nature. Between 1830 and 1870, the development of ship harbors and railroads, the construction of grain elevators, stockyards, and meat packing companies, and the creation of the Chicago Board of Trade transformed a frontier outpost into the nation’s preeminent commodities marketplace. Even the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 proved transformative. Following the fire, innovations in skyscraper construction and the emergence of the Prairie School of architectural and landscape design made Chicago one of the nation’s premier built environments. Chicago celebrated its rise from the ashes with the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, which introduced the City Beautiful Movement to urban planning. The city also engendered a nascent environmental justice movement, when Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr established Hull House, where female reformers, such as Dr. Alice Hamilton, conducted some of the earliest studies documenting the disproportionate public health threats borne by immigrant neighborhoods. And it is home to President Barack Obama, who has endeavored to address global climate change and its threats to the environment and world political stability. Chicago thus evokes many of the interdisciplinary themes of environmental history, including increasing globalization, with all of its implications for the natural world.

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New book! "The Green Thread: Dialogues with the Vegetal World"

EDITED BY PATRÍCIA VIEIRA; MONICA GAGLIANO AND JOHN RYAN

CONTRIBUTIONS BY TOM BRISTOW; PANSY DUNCAN; ANDREW HOWE; MICHAEL MARDER; LAURENT MIGNONNEAU; GUINEVERE NARRAWAY; ALAN READ; STEFAN RIEGER; JENNIFER SCHELL; CHRISTA SOMMERER; HANNAH STARK; GRAIG UHLIN; FLORIAN WEIL AND GIOIA WOODS

The Green Thread: Dialogues with the Vegetal World is an interdisciplinary collection of essays in the emerging field of Plant Studies. The volume is the first of its kind to bring together a dynamic body of scholarship that shares a critique of long-standing human perceptions of plants as lacking autonomy, agency, consciousness, and, intelligence.

Available at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498510592/The-Green-Thread-Dialogues-with-the-Vegetal-World.

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cfp - Transformations of the Earth: International Graduate Student Workshop in Environmental History

Renmin University of China, Beijing (21-23 May 2016 )

URL: http://www.iceho.org/cfp-transformations-of-the-earth-graduate-workshop/

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Ecological History, Renmin University of China, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

This conference is open to advanced graduate students and early postdocs, regardless of department, discipline, or country. The purpose of the conference is to provide promising, but inexperienced scholars an opportunity to present their work in progress (e.g., a chapter from a dissertation) before an international group of peers and a panel of senior mentors in the field.

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AXA Research Fund - Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2016 [Concurso Interno U.Porto]

Vimos por este meio enviar informação, e solicitar a respetiva divulgação, sobre a campanha Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2016 lançada pelo AXA Research Fund (AXA RF), que consideramos ser de interesse para a comunidade científica da Universidade do Porto.

O AXA Research Fund é um programa de apoio à investigação criado pelo Grupo AXA com o objetivo de acelerar o progresso científico e descobertas que contribuam para um melhor conhecimento e prevenção dos riscos relacionados com o ambiente, a vida e as questões socioeconómicas.

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Extended deadline for the ICOHTEC Symposium 2016!

The ICOHTEC, International Committee for the History of Technology has the pleasure to announce the open of the Call for Papers for the 43rd Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology’s in Porto, Portugal, 26-30 July 2016.

Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: historical and contemporary narratives is the main theme which  aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the multilayer cultural and material built meaning of innovation and sustainability and on the various roles played by technology in enabling or preventing such interplay.

All proposals must be in English, and should be submitted electronically by 25 January 2016 via our website www.icohtec.org/annual-meeting-2016.html. For suggestions about preparing your submission and the conference presentation, please consult the guidelines on www.icohtec.org/proposal-guidelines.html.

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IV Encontro do CITCEM

O CITCEM (Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar Cultura, Espaço e Memória) orgulha-se de organizar, este ano, a sua quarta conferência subordinada ao tema Cruzar Fronteiras: Ligar as Margens da HISTÓRIA AMBIENTAL, 5 a 7 de Novembro de 2015, que decorrerá na Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto.

O plano estratégico deste centro de investigação, aprovado pela FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia), propõe quatro linhas de investigação, que cruzam os seus diferentes grupos.

A História Ambiental e Cultura Marítima representa uma delas, cruzando as restantes tais como saúde e população, coesão territorial, diversidade cultural e transversalidade, integrando investigadores de diferentes áreas.

Convidamos todos os interessados, a participarem neste encontro. A inscrição (gratuita para palestrantes) inclui uma saída de campo no dia 7 de Novembro. O programa já se encontra disponível em http://www.citcem.org/4encontro/programme.html.

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