Call for Applications: Worldmaking Research and Visiting Fellowships

The Rachel Carson Center is one of six partners of the Joint Center for Advanced Studies "Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China." The Joint Center is currently offering research and visiting fellowships for scholars from any country to visit Heidelberg and Munich in 2023 and for researchers based at a German university to conduct fieldwork or archival work in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

You can find the call for applications here:
https://www.worldmaking-china.org/en/fellowprogramm/p3/index.html

Ideally, visiting fellows would team up with colleagues at Heidelberg University or the Rachel Carson Center in Munich.

The application deadline is 30 September 30 2022. All applications and inquiries are handled through Heidelberg University. In case of any questions, please contact Emily Tsui: worldmaking@zo-uni-heidelberg.de

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Changing Climates - Changing Histories: Perspectives from the Humanities

Changing Climates - Changing Histories: Perspectives from the Humanities

October 21-22, 2022

Dumbarton Oaks Symposium

Organized by: Director’s Office and Programs of Garden and Landscape, Pre-Columbian, and Byzantine Studies

This symposium will be live streamed from Dumbarton Oaks, where the speakers will convene in person. Upon registration, registrants will be sent a zoom link to the webinar.

List of Participants

Timothy Beach, University of Texas at Austin - The Trowel and the Laser: Climate and Humanity in the Maya World from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene

Joyce E. Chaplin, Harvard University - The Franklin Stove and Colonial Resource Conservation

José Iriarte, University of Exeter - Understanding Cultural Responses to Climate Change in late Pre-Columbian Amazonia

Matthew J. Jacobson, University of Glasgow - The Science of Climate Change in the Roman and Byzantine Eastern Mediterranean

Matthew Liebmann, Harvard University - Stalked by the “Refuse Winds”: Colonialism, Disease, and Ecological Change in the Pueblo Southwest, 1540–1700

Harriet Mercer, University of Oxford - Expanding Empire and Knowing Climate in the Southern Hemisphere

Lee Mordechai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Environment and Society in the Sixth Century Eastern Mediterranean

Jordan Pickett, The University of Georgia - Archaeologies of Climate Change in the Roman and Byzantine Eastern Mediterranean

Bradley Skopyk, Binghamton University - Climate and New World Virgin Soil Epidemics: A Spatio-Temporal Approach to Understanding the Intersection of Mass Mortality, Spanish Imperialism, and the Little Ice Age in Early-Colonial Mexico

Paul Stephenson, Pennsylvania State University - Late Antique Metallurgy and Environmental Violence

Valerie Trouet, University of Arizona - Tree Story: What We Can Learn About Climate History from the Rings in Trees

Dagomar DeGroot, Georgetown University - Discussant

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«Sacadores de Corcho – Tiradores de Cortiça: una memoria oral»

Livro recupera as histórias de vida dos tiradores de cortiça de Espanha e Portugal

A Euronatura e a Caleidoscópio lançam, no dia 17 de setembro de 2022, às 10:30h, o livro «Sacadores de Corcho – Tiradores de Cortiça: una memoria oral», inserido nas atividades do Festival Suro (Azaruja, Évora). Esta publicação resulta de um projeto de investigação acerca da cultura florestal ibérica, com entrevistas a tiradores vivos, ativos desde a década de 1950. Durante a sessão de lançamento terá lugar uma apresentação do referido estudo pelo autor, o diretor da Euronatura e investigador do CIUHCT-FCUL, Ignacio García Pereda.

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Archives nationales: Retour aux sources 6 septembre 2022

Le  6 septembre 2022 (14h-17h30)  à l’hôtel de Soubise (Paris)

Retour aux sources «Ecrire l’histoire de l’environnement (XIIIe-XXe siècle) : en/quête de sources»

La prochaine séance du cycle de conférences des AN « Retour aux sources » sera consacré  à l’écriture de l’histoire de l’environnement du XIIIe au XXe siècle. Trois séries de travaux récents qui entrent en résonnance tout particulière avec nos débats actuels sur les transitions écologique et énergétique, seront présentées.

1.       Des ailes et des roues, La place des moulins à eau et à vent dans le système énergétique parisien médiéval (XIIIe-XVIe siècle), la thèse de Pierre Marchandin décrit, à partir du cas de Paris, le rôle stratégique du moulin, fournisseur de farine et le passage du moulin à eau au moulin à vent, au sortir de la guerre de Cent Ans.

2.      À vos poubelles citoyens ! Environnement urbain, salubrité publique et investissement civique (Paris, XVIe-XVIIIe siècle), par Nicolas Lyon-Caen et Raphaël Morera, décrit toujours à partir de l’exemple de Paris, la mise en place d’un service du public ou au public de la salubrité en réponse à la croissance démographique et à l’impérieuse nécessité du nettoiement des rues.

 

3.      Une histoire des luttes pour l’environnement, 18e-20e, trois siècles de débats et de combats, par Anne-Claude Ambroise-Rendu, Steve Hagimont, Claude-François Mathis et Alexis Vrignon, raconte  l’histoire de 100 luttes et les inscrit dans un temps long  tout en les reliant à une histoire plus immédiate et actuelle.

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CFP: ESEH Conference 2023

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to invite proposals for sessions, individual papers, roundtables, posters, and other – more experimental – forms of communicating scholarship for its 2023 biennial conference. The conference theme has been chosen in connection to Bern’s closeness to the Alps and it points to a much broader set of historiographical issues. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2022.

More info at Call for Papers, Panels & Posters – ESEH 2023 (unibe.ch)

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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

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