ESEH Travel Grant applications

The ESEH Travel Grant scheme is open, to support attendance at the 2022 conference by graduate students, independent scholars, and those from low-income countries.

More information can be found at the ESEH website.

The deadline for applications is 10 February.

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The Philosophical Life of Plants

"In what ways have encounters with plants determined theory and in what ways do they continue to do so?

The Philosophical Life of Plants is a research network funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, a five-way collaboration between various philosophy and literature departments, the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (London) and the Goethe- and Schiller-Archiv in Weimar.

Its aim is to explore the ways in which plants and thinking have been interlinked since Goethe’s fateful Die Metamorphose der Pflanzen [The Metamorphosis of Plants] (1790), the ways in which theoretical ideas have been determined by encounters with plants over the past two centuries.

As an AHRC network, it is structured around a continuing conversation over the next two years with particular emphasis on including interested researchers no matter what their disciplinary affiliation. Please do contact one of the project organisers to participate."

+ info: https://www.plantphilosophy.org.uk/

 

 

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CFP - 10º Encontro Rural RePort

Está aberto até 31 de Janeiro o Call For Papers do 10º Encontro Rural RePort (Rede de História Rural em Português) que terá lugar em Faro em 26-28 Maio 2022 e é dedicado ao tema da Água.

O Encontro Rural RePort decorre em simultâneo e de forma integrada com o Congresso de Estudos Rurais da SPER. O evento acolherá, assim, académicos de muitas áreas disciplinares (não só a História) e é precisamente intenção da Comissão Organizadora constituir, sempre que possível e adequado, sessões com um carácter multidisciplinar. O desenho dos Eixos Temáticos já obedece a esse propósito, pelo que as propostas de comunicações e painéis com um enfoque histórico têm cabimento em qualquer daqueles eixos.

Como é que a água, as águas – subterrâneas, pluviais, fluviais, marinhas – condicionaram a agricultura e a sociedade rural? Que rasto deixaram no património material e imaterial? Que processos de cooperação & conflito se têm verificado no acesso e uso da água? Que usos económicos lhe foram dados ao longo do tempo? Que papel têm desempenhado os projetos e as políticas públicas? Como é que os recursos hídricos têm sido utilizados numa perspetiva de sustentabilidade, biodiversidade e mudança climática? Como é que a agricultura tem lidado com fenómenos extremos de secas e cheias?

Estas e outras questões abrem inúmeras possibilidades de exploração deste tema no âmbito da história rural. Submeta uma proposta até 31 Janeiro.

Mais info em https://sper.pt/cer2022/

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CFP - The Climate Crisis: Early Americanists Respond 2022

Call for Participants

The Climate Crisis: Early Americanists Respond

McNeil Center for Early American Studies, EMSI University of Southern California, and Online

June 16-17 2022

As scholars of early America, we aim to respond to the current climate crisis and better understand the depth and ramifications of its roots in the early modern era through a workshop dedicated to the topic. Co-organized by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the Environmental Historians’ Action Collaborative, we hope to trace these connections and to create resources that historians, literary scholars, and others can use to integrate climate crisis history into their teaching and research.

Toward these ends we seek participants who can creatively and strongly demonstrate the relevance of early American studies to the modern climate crisis.  We are particularly interested in scholarship from contingent scholars and scholars from marginalized and underrepresented groups.

Participants will make a short presentation and collaborate in the production of a resource for teaching, scholarship, and activism. We invite proposals from scholars to present aspects of their research projects as well as less conventional contributions including, but not limited to: pedagogical strategies and materials, collaborative projects, and proposals for connecting scholarly efforts to activist movements.

Potential themes include the following, but we also invite creative and novel insights that go beyond them:

- Causes: How can we trace the climate crisis to early America and/or the early modern Atlantic world.

- Precedents: How did different peoples understand and respond to previous moments of climate change and environmental degradation?

- Legacies: How do structures, institutions, and geographies created in early America shape our definition of and responses to the climate crisis today?

- Solutions and Responses: How can studying the past allow us to imagine and enact livable futures?

Format: As we seek to promote modes of scholarly interaction suitable to the climate crisis, this will be a 1-2 day hybrid workshop, with an in-person hub at the McNeil Center and at the University of Southern California’s Early Modern Studies Institute. To facilitate the participation of European-based scholars, it will be run in cooperation with the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig Maximillian’s-Universität München.

Date: June 16-17, 2022

Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2022

Funding and travel: Some funding will be available for the conference. We will prioritize small honorariums for scholars in contingent or temporary positions. Details will be provided to accepted applicants. As we seek to minimize emissions, airfare will not be reimbursed.

Interested scholars should send a 250-word abstract and a copy of their CV to McNeil Center Associate Director Amy Baxter-Bellamy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ESEH NEXTGATe Writing Support Programme

The NEXTGATE is launching the second round of a mentorship programme aiming specifically at supporting emerging scholars in environmental history and humanities in their writing process.

The ESEH NEXTGATe calls for scholars interested to form and join a Writers’ Group.

In particular, the team is looking for:

– Early Career Researchers (ECRs) willing to share their paper or chapters drafts;

– senior scholars, willing to act as discussants and facilitators.

Expressions of interest are welcomed from 15 December to 10 January.

The Mentorship Programme is coordinated by:

Andrea Gaynor; Roberta Biasillo, Simone Schleper, Noémi Ujházy,

Sevgi Mutulu Sirakova, Tanja Riekkinen, Goran Đurđević and Monica Vasile.

More info at http://eseh.org/nextgate/calls-and-activities/call-for-writing-support-programme/

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Vídeos - «História Ambiental numa perspetiva comparativa – Areias voadoras, clima, rios e plantas»

Já estão disponíveis os vídeos da sessão «História Ambiental numa perspetiva comparativa – Areias voadoras, clima, rios e plantas».

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Ia8syabdh1bO6-fCgQnIA

 Esta sessão decorreu no passado dia 19 de novembro, na Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, no âmbito das Oficinas de Investigação do CITCEM, e contou com as seguintes apresentações:

Areias avoadiças” e vulnerabilidade das comunidades costeiras do noroeste português, na Época Moderna | Ana Isabel Lopes

O Clima e colheitas no Noroeste de Portugal: uma visão do passado à luz de dois diários beneditinos (1798-1830) | Luís Pedro Silva

As águas dos transgressores: o caso da poluição industrial na Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Ave  | José Rafael Soares

Como Acácias Num Carrossel. Transferência fitogeográfica, circulação e exclusão de acácias na Região Mediterrânica | Manuel Miranda Fernandes

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