Ciclos de oficinas e conferências sobre "Historia da Pobreza e da Fome"


Ciclo de oficinas e conferências

A História da Pobreza e da Fome é um tema complexo cuja compreensão convoca investigadores das ciências naturais, das ciências sociais e das humanidades. Visando aprofundar temas, conceitos, fontes e métodos de análise, que congregam dimensões ambientais, culturais, sociais, económicas e políticas, organiza-se um Ciclo de Oficinas e um Ciclo de Conferências sobre o tema. Estes decorrem entre Abril e Novembro de 2019.

Ciclo de Oficinas

Sala de Formação da Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

As oficinas desenvolvem-se em ambiente informal e de co-aprendizagem. Cada uma debruça sobre um tema específico: (1) Fundamentos, práticas e representações; (2) Calamidades – impactos das pragas, extremos climáticos e epidemias; (3) Desigualdades e assimetrias territoriais; (4) Condições de vida (5) Contextos coloniais; (6) Da exclusão à equidade.

Têm a duração de um dia de trabalho, entre as 9:30 e as 17:45. Incluem duas sessões de três intervenções (seguidas cada uma de um debate). Os participantes (máx. 30) são chamados a intervir ativamente num processo de análise e reflexão, discutindo textos de ca. 1000 palavras, preparados pelos intervenientes, e distribuídos com 8 dias de antecedência.

Ciclo de Conferências 

Auditório da Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

Em paralelo com o ciclo de oficinas, decorre um ciclo de conferências, aberto ao público, nas mesmas datas, entre as 18:00 e as 19:30.



CFP: Session on Env. risk and Env. justice in Europe at the next ISSEI conference





Chairs: Pedro Baños Páez*, Sofia Bento**, Christelle Gramaglia*** & Ivan Lopez****

* Murcia University

** Lisbon University

*** IRSTEA Montpellier

**** Zaragoza University

Europe's industrial past, as well as its current position as a global industrial power, generate numerous negative externalities that are poorly known, evaluated and controlled. Although Air and Water Directives were promulgated in the 1990s and 2000s, there are still numerous infringements in these domains in the countries of the Union. And for soils, no standard yet allows to monitor its quality. Uncertainties, risks and controversies proliferate, giving a particular acuity to the society of the risk described by Ulrich Beck (2001).

It in this context that "contaminated communities" (Edelstein 2004) developed, that is, groups of residents exposed to pollution and facing various environmental and health hazards. In North America, this lead to strong mobilizations for environmental justice in the wake of civil rights movements, pointing to cumulative inequalities (Gordon 2002). In Europe, claims are raised, but not in the same way. Other interpretative frameworks seem necessary to study what is really going on.

The session we propose will deal with the European specificities of environmental and environmental health mobilizations. It will also look at all the social consequences of pollution on the social fabric, either in public spheres or in private spheres, from the point of view of various actors:

(1) What makes some social movements possible while some others do not work out in sites with major contamination risks? What role does the EU and the member states play in risk regulation in this area? What place do European civil societies hold? What hinders mobilizations?

(2) What constraints do pollutions have on social and environmental practices? How residents of polluted sites resist and cope with particularly adverse toxic situations, sometimes silently? How to better account for the hidden social costs of pollution?

The expected communications will have to focus on industrial and agricultural pollution, but may also offer openness to other environmental issues. The idea is to reflect together on the effects of alerts on collective and individual behavior, but also on the issues of responsibility so as to promote resilience, in the sense that Anna Tsing could give to this term, i.e. finding together the force to imagine survival in the ruins of productivism (2016).

Proposals (350-500 word abstracts) in English or Spanish should be sent by February, the 28th 2019, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


II International Meeting Histories of Nature and Environments: Shaping Landscapes

The Centre for History (CH-ULisboa) of the University of Lisbon, the Centre for the Humanities (CHAM) of the NOVA University of Lisbon and the Centre for Administration and Public Policies (CAPP) of the University of Lisbon are pleased to be hosting the 2nd International Meeting Histories of Nature and Environments: Shaping Landscapes in Autumn 2019.

Over the centuries, different aspects of the human / natural world relationship have shaped a wide range of landscapes. In the broad sense, landscapes mirror the synthesis of interactions between peoples and places, reflects circulation of knowledge and technology and materialise the development and adaptation of human's societies across time and space. They are geographic realities, but also cultural ones. From these complex and multifaceted interconnections results the recognition of landscapes as a structural component of natural, historical, cultural and scientific heritage and a vital element in the creation of each community's identity.

Following the first meeting in 2017 and the discussion on the interaction between humans and the natural world, this second reunion aims to address this relationship by bringing the broad concept of landscape into the discussion, considering that landscape also serves as a historical testimony and a fundamental source for the study of the past. A knowledge that can shed a light in the long-term relationship between humans and nature, essential in the current challenging contexts of environmental changes.

Suggested but not exclusive main topics:

Animals and landscapes

Environmental and Climate change and Human impacts

Landscape as a living archive

Literary landscapes and soundscapes

Natural and Cultural Landscapes

Natural History and Science

Society and Environment

Waterscapes and Littoral changes


Submission of abstracts The conference is open to submissions from any discipline with interests in these fields. Potential participants should submit a proposal filling out the online form available at this page by May 15, 2019.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 1, 2019. The abstracts accepted in the conference will be published on-line. Maximum allotted time for presentations is 15 minutes. ​

For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ESEH - Crowdfunding Campaign for the Tallinn Dissertation Prize of the European Society for Environmental History

The Tallinn Dissertation Prize was established by the European Society for Environmental History Board in 2018 to reward innovative doctoral dissertations based on original research in European environmental history.The Prize was named after Tallinn, the city where it will be awarded for the first time at the 10th ESEH Biennial Conference in 2019.

The Dissertation Prize aims at supporting early career scholars based in Europe or based outside Europe but working on a European topic. Through the Prize, ESEH wants to encourage young scholars to get more involved in the community of environmental historians in Europe. We intend the prize to enhance the visibility of PhD students and post-docs in environmental history and the environmental humanities, and strengthen inter-generational ties within the ESEH.

ESEH provides financial background for the first Tallinn Dissertation Prize in 2019.

ESEH Board and ESEH's Emerging Scholars initiative (ESEH NEXTGATe) encourage ESEH members, sympathizers and supporters of the ESEH to contribute to a 1,000 euro pool which would secure the Tallinn Dissertation Prize for an additional four years: 2021 and 2023.

As little as the price of a coffee (3 euros) will help us to award the Tallinn Dissertation Prize in the future to support emerging environmental humanities and history scholarship. Kindly ask to make your contribution to the Tallinn Dissertation Prize via the link below:


História da Saúde e da Medicina - Ciclo de Seminários

Este ciclo de seminários pretende abrir um debate historiográfico sobre a História da Saúde e da Medicina numa perspectiva pluridisciplinar, num contexto espácio-temporal alargado. Nas diferentes sessões será apresentada a investigação em curso pelos conferencistas com o intuito de promover o conhecimento e a reflexão na História da Saúde e da Medicina. Diferentes vertentes serão abordadas, quer uma visão científica e prática, quer em termos políticos, sociais e institucionais.

Coordenação: Helena da Silva (IHC-NOVA/FCSH) Alexandra Marques (IHC-NOVA/FCSH)

Terças-feiras das 18h às 20 horas

Local: Edifício ID, FCSH/NOVA Av. de Berna, 26 C, 1069-061 Lisboa / Portugal

Entrada livre

Mais informação aqui.


Report: Migrations, Crossings, Unintended Destinations: Ecological Transfers across the Indian Ocean 1850-1920

Workshop 11.10.2018 – 12.10.2018

Location: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany

Conveners: Ulrike Kirchberger (Kassel University), Christof Mauch (RCC)

In the age of high imperialism, thousands of species of plants and animals were transferred between Australia, Asia, and Africa. Some of them were exchanged deliberately for economic, scientific, or aesthetic reasons. European settlers, for example, transported cattle, horses, and sheep between South Africa, Asia, and Australia; camels were exported from Northern India to Australia; and exotic birds from South Asia, such as, for example, the Myna bird, were taken to Australia and South Africa. Other species traveled between the continents accidentally, as stowaways. Whether intentional or not, these transfers changed ecologies and livelihoods on the three continents forever. This workshop aims to uncover the exchanges that have modified African, Asian, and Australian environments. Integrating both human and nonhuman agency in our understanding of ecological networks, we will ask in our workshop how different participants in the transfers related to each other and how these relationships changed in the context of ecological transfers. In our workshop we will examine in particular how Europeans built on non-European traditions of species transfer, and we will investigate where colonial exchanges met with opposition. Moreover, we will track the extent to which species transfers across the Indian Ocean led to a greater awareness of ecological imbalances, environmental destruction, and climate change. We aim to reassess the significance of the networks and transfers across the Indian Ocean in the broader context of imperial and global relations. By these means we hope to develop an agenda that integrates the transfer processes between the three continents into a transoceanic environmental history.

You can read the full conference report on the RCC blog here.



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