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Postdoctoral fellowship on Environmental History (Fr/En) in EHESS/CRH & IRD/MNHN 1 year


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Le Projet ANR GOVENPRO, « L’histoire du gouvernement de l’environnement par la propriété (fin XVIIIe siècle-présent, Europe, États-Unis, mondes coloniaux et post-coloniaux) », lance un appel à candidature pour :


Une bourse postdoctorale de 12 mois, basée à Paris, pour la période allant du 1er octobre 2016 au 30 septembre 2017

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Postdoctoral researcher in analysis of social metabolism, dl May 15 , 2015 (energy and nutrient balances) of farm systems and its impact on the ecological functioning of cultural landscapes in historical perspective

Postdoc application here conen:

More info and contact:

Enric Tello
Co-researcher of the project on Sustainable Farm Systems funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Universitat de Barcelona
Department of Economic History and Institutions Office 2405
Faculty of Economics and Business
Diagonal Avenue 690,
08034 Barcelona (Spain)
+34 93 4021047

Twelve Funded Doctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities in Europe: Leeds, Munich, Stockholm

(Includes inter alia these topics, flooding and drought; climate change and risk; and waste, environmental health, and environmental justice, and obviously env history)

The Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe research group is now seeking applicants for twelve PhD/doctoral researchers:

Four PhD fellows at the Environmental Humanities Research Group at the University of Leeds (deadline: May 1, 2015)

Four doctoral fellows at the Rachel Carson Center at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Deutsches Museum (deadline: May 15, 2015)

Four PhD fellows at the Environmental Humanities Lab at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (deadline: April 20, 2015)

These are fully-funded positions beginning in October 2015 to participate in a jointly-organized European program with events and training hosted by each of the partners for all twelve researchers.

Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe (ENHANCE) is a Marie Curie European Innovative Training Network (ITN) providing multidisciplinary doctoral training in Environmental Humanities. The four main partners are the University of Leeds (UK), the Environmental Humanities Lab at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, and the Deutsches Museum, Munich.

The main aims of the network are to provide its Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs)–12 in total across the four participating institutions–with the academic and complementary skills training needed to place them at the forefront of a new generation of Environmental Humanities research; to lay down the foundation for a structured, sustainable approach to doctoral training in Environmental Humanities at EU level; and to provide potential employment for ESRs in a wide range of careers including environmental consultancy, risk assessment, research and development, green business management, sustainable technologies media and communications, and not-for-profit work (environmental and wildlife NGOs).

Research and training will concentrate on three major areas–natural disasters and cultures of risk, history of science and technology, and environmental ethics–and will address a series of core interlocking issues: wilderness and conservation; flooding and drought; climate change and risk; and waste, environmental health, and environmental justice.

All ESRs will be expected to work towards a doctoral degree in humanities with the aim of completing this within the fixed term of their appointment. They will also be expected to work closely with other ESRs, both at their own and at other participating institutions; to go on secondment at one or more of the ITN’s five intersectoral Associated Partners; and to link their research work with key European environmental policies including the Climate Change Programme, the European Sustainable Development Strategy, the Water Framework Directive, and Natura 2000, e.g. by examining the social, cultural, and ethical factors that lie behind such major areas of international concern as water shortage, species extinction, and global climate change.

For more information about the specific opportunities and contacts for the three research partners, please consult:

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Job (URGENT) opportunity on Political Ecology: 2 years Post-doc at ICTA / Universitat Autnònoma de Barcelona

logoEntitleENTITLE – Job opportunity. A two-years post-doc fellowship in the field of Political Ecology is offered to work with the coordinating unit of the European Network for Political Ecology at ICTA, Universitat Autnònoma de Barcelona (Bellaterra, Barcelona). Deadline for applications is September 30, 2013. Download the Call for Applicants at ENTITLE website

Job: Tenure-track position in Environmental History with a specialization in the Americas or Pacific Rim

Tenure-track position in Environmental History, with a specialization in the Americas or Pacific Rim, at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August, 2014.

Ph.D. required. Expertise in the history of indigenous peoples or borderlands preferred.

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Juan Infante Amate wins the Felipe Ruiz Martín’s Prize

Estimados Solcheros/as, 

La V edición del Premio Felipe Ruiz Martín, que valora al mejor artículo publicado en 2012 por las revistas de historia económica editadas por instituciones españolas y reconocidas internacionalmente, (Revista de Historia Económica-JILAEH, Historia Agraria, Revista de Historia Industrial e Investigaciones de Historia Económica),  ha otorgado el premio al artículo: «Cuántos siglos de aceituna». El carácter de la expansión olivarera en el sur de España (1750-1900), Historia Agraria, 58, pp. 39-72, que encontraréis adjunto y del que es autor nuestro colega de la SOLCHA Juan Infante Amate.
El motivo de este correo es porque el trabajo premiado, aun siendo concedido por una asociación de Historia Económica, es de temática ambiental. Es un motivo de satisfacción que otras disciplinas reconozcan cada vez más las aportaciones hechas desde la historia ambiental.
Un abrazo

Manuel González de Molina
Universidad Pablo de Olavide

En nombre de la Asociación Española de Historia Económica (AEHE) felicitamos a Juan Infante, profesor ayudante doctor de Historia Contemporánea en la Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla, por el galardón recibido y el reconocimiento a su excelente trabajo. Información y acceso a este artículo puedes encontrar en la web de la AEHE:

ESEH Newsletter

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Members of the ESEH:

Only four months until the biennial ESEH conference starts in Munich. We have already registered participants from more than two dozen different countries and from every single continent, and we are convinced that the number of participants will set a new record, with a higher attendance than at the World Congress in Copenhagen.

I am writing to you today to remind you of an early bird option. ESEH members who register before 31 May 2013 will profit from a discounted registration fee (50 or 100 Euros, depending on your income level). This fee includes all meals, receptions, academic events, one excursion, entry to the exhibition hall, and much more. To register, click here.

Additionally, I am happy to report that ESEH travel grants will be available for participants hoping to attend the ESEH conference in Munich. At its meeting in March 2013, the board of the ESEH decided to dedicate 6000 euros (this amount comprises all of its currently available funds) to support travel to Munich, targeted at those who would not be able to attend the conference without external support. Conference fee waivers will also be available. The deadline for applying for fee waivers and travel support is 31 May 2013. For more information visit the website at

I am especially happy to report that the ESEH will offer its first Writing and Publication Workshop to its members (with preferential booking for member who are not native speakers of English). The workshop will be held immediately before the start of the conference on Wednesday 21 August 2013 from 10am–4pm at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich. Topics will include article writing techniques, publisher expectations, and book and grant proposal writing. ESEH secretary Dr Phia Steyn (Stirling University, UK) will serve as convener of the workshop. Mentors and presenters include Dr Dolly Jørgensen, Umeå University, Sweden; Prof David Moon, University of York, UK (Editor of the ESEH book series with Berghahn Books), Dr Sarah Johnson, (White Horse Press, publisher of the journal Environment and History), and Katie Ritson (Senior Editor, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society).

There will be no fees for attending the writing workshop but spaces are limited to 30 participants and ESEH members only. Please send applications to: Dr Phia Steyn, e-mail: by 31 May 2013. Details are on conference website:

There are plenty of other things coming up besides the ESEH conference. Here the news in brief:

• Nominations to the board of the ESEH requested

The European Society for Environmental History is inviting all members to nominate candidates for election to the board. Elections will be held at the Ordinary General Meeting at the ESEH conference in Munich, Germany, on 23 August 2013. Nominations for candidates for all posts on the Board are welcomed, i.e. President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary, and also for the Financial Control Committee. Please send nominations to the chair of the Nominating Committee: Martin Schmid, Alpen-Adria Universität, Austria ( by 4 June 2013 at the latest (according to the statutes, nominations must be sent to the Nominating Committee at least 80 days before the Ordinary General Meeting). Please include a one-page CV or link to the webpage of the nominee, with details of the person’s current post, previous posts (where relevant), degrees, main publications, research grants and projects, experience in academic societies, and any other relevant information.

· Call for paper proposals for NIES Research Symposium VIII, “Landscape, Environment, Emotion”

This symposium is being organized by the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES) in partnership with select research environments at the universities of Turku, Tampere and Oulu. It will take place at the Pori campus of the University of Turku, Finland, 25-27 September 2013.
The deadline for paper proposals is 1 May 2013. For more information please see the attached call. For questions regarding submissions, please contact Professor Maunu Häyrynen, .
For questions concerning the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and updates on the symposium, visit the NIES website:

· Call for Candidates: Doctoral Program “Environment and Society,” Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich

Anyone considering a PhD in the environmental humanities is invited to apply to the doctoral program “Environment and Society” at the Rachel Carson Center/LMU Munich. The doctoral program brings together a range of disciplines and both intra and extra-university expertise, providing a stimulating and supportive environment for international scholars interested in understanding the complex interactions between the environment and its human inhabitants. Candidates for the winter semester 2013/2014 should submit an application by 1 June. Further details are on the website:

· Call for Papers: Histories of Transport, Mobility, and Environment, Journal of Transport History, Special Issue

‘Conquest’, defilement and intrusion have been labels since pinned on many transport investments and mass traveling. Conversely, there have been transport projects linked with landscape beautification. The Journal of Transport History invites scholarly contributions that examine the historical relationship between transport and mobility and the natural environment for a proposed Special Issue scheduled for December 2014, to be edited by Thomas Zeller (author of Driving Germany: the Landscape of the German Autobahn, 1930-1970) and JTH editor Gordon Pirie. Final submissions for the JTH Special Environmental Issue will be due by 5 August 2013. For the full call, please see the website:

More than one hundred new members have joined our society in the last couple of months. Thus I would like to take this opportunity to remind all ESEH members that they have free access to the electronic version of the most recent issues of the journal Environment and History, published by White Horse Press. The password for all 2013 issues of the journal is available by contact here if your are member of the ESEH.

Finally, a request: some ESEH members are listed with more than one e-mail address. Please let me know (at if you want to have one of the addresses removed from the master list.

With very best wishes from Munich,

Christof Mauch

President, European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)

Premio al mejor artículo ESEH / European Society for Environmental History Best Article Prize

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) welcomes
submissions for its Best Article Prize. The prize is intended to
identify and encourage innovative and well written research in the field
of environmental history of Europe. It will be awarded to an article
published in 2011 or 2012. Applications are welcomed from senior and
junior scholars from all countries, even though some preference may be
given to junior scholars from Europe. The prize will be awarded at the
7th ESEH Conference, 20-24 August 2013, in Munich, Germany.
The ESEH publication prize is intended for an article on any subject in
European environmental history and in any European languages. The winner
will receive a money prize worth of Euro 500 as well as travel grant (if
needed) to attend 7th ESEH Conference, 20-24 August 2013, in Munich,
Germany. Applicants are asked to submit their published article by
e-mail as a PDF-file to rhoelzl[at] If the language of
publication is not English, applicants should include a one-page English
Complete applications must be received by 1 May 2013. The winner will be
contacted by the end of June 2013.
Send applications to:
ESEH Best article Prize
Dr. Richard Hölzl

Seminar for Modern and Medieval History
Georg-August-University Göttingen
Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14
37073 Göttingen


tenure-track position in environmental history at Nanyang Technological University [17 March 2013]

Lisa Onaga, our ESEH member in Singapore, has just asked us to let you know about a tenure-track position in environmental history at Nanyang Technological University. The university invites applications from scholars working broadly in the area of environmental history. The geographical specialization is also open (that is, candidates need not specialize in Asia or Asian topics, and applications from Europe are welcome). Here is a link to the full description of the position as advertised: Please notice the deadline of 17 March 2013.

Job Posting: University of Houston, tenure-track position in energy/environmental history

University of Houston

University of Houston, tenure-track position in energy/environmental history

The Department of History at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the field of Energy/Environmental History, a non-U.S. geographic concentration preferred. We especially seek candidates whose work intersects and complements existing departmental strengths in the further development of our doctoral/graduate and undergraduate programs in Energy/Environmental History. The candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment in 2013. To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Professor Martin Melosi, Chair, Energy/Environmental Search Committee, University of Houston, Department of History, 524 Agnes Arnold Hall, Houston, Texas 77 204-3003 . The Search Committee will begin considering applications on December 1, 2012 , and all materials must be received no later than December 15, 2012 . The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. History Department website:

Regards, Marty

Martin V. Melosi

Department of History

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77096

Announcement for ESEH members: Job opening (short deadline)

Director of the KTH Environmental

Humanities Laboratory

See here:

The Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment seeks a director for the newly established KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory.

KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of just over 15,000 first and second level students and more than 1,600 doctoral students. KTH has almost 4,300 employees.

The School of Architecture and built environment focuses on future of our societies, on how our cities, buildings and infrastructure should be designed. We study growth, technology and environment, as well as ethical considerations and risks. Our curriculum and our research are based on several academic disciplines: engineering and the technical sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences.

TThe Division of History of Science, Technology and Enrivonment is part of the Department of Philosophy and History of Technology at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, one of ten schools at the Royal Institute of Technology in central Stockholm. The Division is research focused with some teaching on the level of bachelor and master. The PhD programme, founded in 1992, has on average a dozen active students enrolled. Including faculty, visiting researchers and PhD students the total number of academic staff is 25.

The KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory has been newly created, based on a private donation and matching KTH funds. The overarching goal is to create a post-disciplinary environment in which teaching, research and PhD education are integrated to modernize and develop the humanities for sustainable development.

The position as director is a two-year position with the possibility of prolongation. A major task during the initial build-up phase of the Laboratory is to lead and coordinate organization of research activities and projects and in building links with strategically important partners – institutes, departments, etcetera – internationally, but also within Sweden. The work also entails organizing conferences and workshops, communicating externally and writing grant applications and proposals to secure third-party funding for new projects and programs. The position includes independent research time within the Laboratory’s general field of interest. Teaching could also be possible. The director will work closely with the Head of Division and other senior faculty.

The candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent and have demonstrable research experience in history of science, technology or the environment or in another relevant environmental humanities field.

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV and a 2-page declaration of what you would want to achieve if granted the position. Please, also include names of three persons whom we could contact for references.

See further

Applications should be sent to

Avd. för teknik- och vetenskapshistoria
Att: Carina Challis
Teknikringen 76
SE-100 44 Stockholm


Visiting professorship in environmental history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison(germanist)

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Members of the ESEH:

This is just a very short newsletter with two important notifications. I hope that some of you might be interested in applying for a two-year (renewable) visiting professorship in environmental history, history of science, or history of technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The position has just been advertised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and it is open to citizens of all EU member states. The advertisement is attached: DAADUW_Madison-7

Position at the University of Saskatchewan, Environmental History Assistant Professor

Dear colleagues,

The History Department at the University of Saskatchewan is now advertising for a tenure track assistant professor position in Environmental History.  This position’s temporal, geographic, and thematic specializations are open and we welcome applications from anywhere in the world.

You can find full details through the H-Net Job Guide here:<>

and at the Department of History web site here:<

>If you have any questions about the position, the department, or the university, feel free to contact me directly.



Geoff Cunfer
Department of History and
School of Environment and Sustainability
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5