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


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


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.

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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



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.



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