News

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

Read more...

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.

Mais informações: https://dinamiacetiul.wixsite.com/congress-archwar

Read more...

Centre for World Environmental History

The creation of CWEH initative was a response to specialist courses and research conducted by Sussex faculty for over nine years in tropical and 'Southern' environmental history at, what was then, AFRAS and elsewhere in the University and within the Institute of Development Studies. Sussex University has a long research tradition focussed on environment and development problems in the tropics as well as a close relationship with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), located on the Sussex campus, which is Britain's leading organisation carrying out research on social and economic processes and problems. Sussex University also has a solid tradition in radical history and the history of material culture and peasant society in the Global South, exemplified in the work of Professor Ranajit Guha and the Subaltern Studies School.

The centre runs five networks:

Botanical and Meteorogical History of the Indian Ocean 1600-1900

Mines, Water and Energy network

Academia and Activism network

Historical Climatology

 

Climate Change and the Humanities

 

Read more...

Environmental Histories of Mediterranean Fascisms

The Volume 25 is a Special Issue of Perspectivas - Journal of Political Science contains two articles that address issues relating to Spanish colonization. The first is about Colonization in Badajoz Province, and the second about the Environmental Coloniality in Francoist Spain.

The other two articles focus on European Countries. One of them analyzes the Italian fascist modernization and colonial landscape in Albania and the other one makes us reflect about Greece under Metaxas’ Regime.

The last two articles concern fascist colonialism in Libya and Mozambique.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

 

More info at http://www.musee-de-salagon.com/la-recherche/le-seminaire.html

Read more...

About REPORT(H)A

News & Events