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.


Landhaus Fellowship Program

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstätten are pleased to invite applications for a fellowship program based at the Herrmannsdorf Landwerkstätten (an organic farm outside of Munich). 

Launched in January 2022, the Landhaus Fellowship Program is a residential program. Ten fellows live and work together in the newly renovated historic house on the Herrmannsdorfer farm. Fellowships are open to excellent doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars, as well as outreach scholars, working in the field of environment and society. 

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2022. Applications must be made in online portal. The application portal is open from 1–31 July 2022. It closes at 23:59 (Central European Time) on 31 July 2022. Decisions will be announced by 31 October 2022.



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