2017 Conference: Call for Papers
We encourage proposals that explore the general theme from various environmental history perspectives, such as:
- Environment in areas of contact among states, economic systems, cultures and religions
- Environmental history of post-socialist countries of Eastern Europe
- Environment shared among cultures: spatial and temporal dimension
- Environmental history of borders and borderland areas
- Environmental history of the Mediterranean
- Urban environmental history
- Forest history
- Industrial and post-industrial environmental history
- Production, consumption and waste: commodity chains in environmental history
- Cultural values and economic interests: retrospective environmental analyses
- Theories and methods in environmental history
The conference covers all periods and all areas of the globe. In keeping with a cherished tradition of the field, the conference is open to scholars from all disciplines and backgrounds. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students who will be offered a special reduced fee. The conference language is English; no submissions in other languages will be accepted. All proposals will be reviewed by a scientific committee.
All proposals should be submitted through our online submission system. The online submission system will open in July 2016. The deadline for submittals is 1 October 2016.
Questions about proposals should be directed to the Programme Committee chair through the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note—due to a limited number of sessions, individual scholars can only submit in one category (paper, roundtable, or poster) though individuals can appear as chair (not commenter) of a second session. This is to ensure diversity and breadth of participation.
Proposals will be accepted in the following categories:
Sessions will usually consist of three to five papers, not more than 20 minutes each. Other formats (debate panels, roundtables) are possible, but please note that all sessions will need to conclude after 120 minutes. Session proposals should include a session title, list of contributors and a chair, and individual paper titles; a session abstract of 200-300 words; three individual paper abstracts of 200-300 words. Session proposal may also include a commentator/discussant. Nevertheless, all sessions should include sufficient time for general discussion.
2. Individual papers
Contributors may also submit individual papers of max. 20 minutes, which will be combined into sessions of three to four papers in case of acceptance. However, scholars should take note that the scientific committee has a certain preference for session submissions, and that it cannot guarantee thematic coherence for the resulting sessions. Paper proposals are to consist of an abstract of 200-300 words.
Scholars can also propose 90-minute roundtables, which differ in form and goal from regular paper sessions. Roundtables are panels ranging from 3-6 people and a chair who speak to a common question or theme. Successful roundtables involve interaction between the panelists, the active involvement of the chair in shaping the conversation, and ample time for the audience to interact with the panel and pose questions
Poster proposals will include an abstract of 200-300 words and a one-page CV. Poster session will have a designated area for display, but a special time and venue will be given to all authors of posters to present their research in 2 minutes time per poster.
5. Experimental sessions
We welcome proposals for non-conventional sessions through which proponents wish to experimentwith creative formats. To submit a proposal for an experimental session, please provide a 300-400 word abstract, describing in details the activity. Please include in the proposal any special logistic request you might need.
In addition, conference participants are invited to submit items in two other categories: photographs and movies.
An exhibition of photographs taken by ESEH 2017 participants will be held during the conference. All participants are invited to send max. two of their photographs in digital format (max size 10 Mb, approximately 300 dpi) encapsulating one of the main themes of the conference listed in the conference statement session. A short description of each photograph (up to 100 words) should be provided also. The organizing committee will carefully select the best photographs and a special venue will be provided for the exhibition. Please send your photos to email@example.com
All participants are invited to suggest a movie title (a documentary, a short feature, a regular TV movie, an interesting YouTube clip etc.) dealing with one or more topics of the conference, a movie they believe could be interesting to other participants and the wider audience. After selecting several titles, the organizers will contact its distributors and try to organize a “Green Movie Soirée” during the conference where a selection of movies will be displayed. We encourage film-makers to propose their movies for this event. Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS
DIALOGOS DE SABERES AMBIENTALES DESDE LA (IN) SUSTENTABILIDAD
18-19 febrero 2016
FACULTAD DE FILOSOFIA Y LETRAS
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
30 de septiembre 25 de octubre de 2015
ESEH Newsletter 2015, issue 1
ESEH2015 meeting registration open
Registration for the ESEH meeting in Versailles, France, 30 June to 4 July 2015, is now available! Register at http://www.eseh2015.eu/register/. Discounted registration is only available through March 31st, so register now. You should renew your membership in ESEH for 2015 prior to registration in order to qualify for the member discount. Renewing is easy: go to http://eseh.org/membership/renew-your-membership/ to renew today.
Note that you must register by March 31st if you have been accepted to give an oral presentation or poster in order to stay on the program.
Present a poster at ESEH2015!
The Programme Committee is issuing a second call for poster presentations for the 2015 annual meeting in Versailles, France. Note that 2015 marks the first time ESEH will be offering a prize for the best poster! The posters will be judged at the conference by a committee who will award €100 to the winner and €50 to runner-up.
Poster proposals should include an abstract of 200‐300 words. Posters will be on display during the Congress and authors will have an opportunity to introduce their research in brief (approx. three minute) oral presentations in a special plenary session. The conference language is English. Submissions and presentations in other languages cannot be accepted.
Deadline for submissions: 20 February, notifications will be sent out by 25 February (in time to take advantage of early registration). Submit your poster proposal online.
Travel grants for attending the 2015 biennial conference
ESEH will make available a limited number of grants and registration fee waivers for ESEH members who will deliver papers or present posters at the 2015 ESEH Conference in Versailles. These travel grants are intended to support travel to Versailles and are targeted at those who would not be able to attend the conference without external support. ESEH will not be able to provide the full costs associated with attending the conference; the grants are intended as an encouragement – not a full subsidy.
Applications for support must include a short cover letter explaining why financial help is required, an estimate of travel and other costs, a CV, the title of the paper/poster and confirmation of its acceptance, and personal contact information. Send all applications to the chair of the Travel Grant Committee Carry van Lieshout (Carry.Van-Lieshout@nottingham.ac.uk) with ‘ESEH travel grant application’ in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2015.
Opportunity to serve the ESEH Community
ESEH invites all members to nominate board candidates for election. Elections will be held at the 2015 meeting.
Nominations of candidates for all posts on the Board are welcome, which includes: President, two Vice-presidents, Treasurer, Secretary, as well as for the Financial Control Committee. Additionally we ask for nominations for Regional Representatives, especially for the following regions which require new representatives: Benelux, France, Spain, and German-speaking countries. For more information on ESEH, its offices and their description, please have a look at our statutes.
Send nominations to the chair of the Nominating Committee: Jan Oosthoek (email@example.com) by 1 February 2015 at the latest. Please include a one-page CV, or link to the webpage of the nominee, with details of the person’s current post, previous posts, degrees, main publications, research grants and projects, experience in academic societies, and any other information you find relevant.
Nominations of others will require the Nominating Committee to confirm willingness to serve.
Self-nominations are possible and will be automatically included on the ballot. The Nominating Committee will follow-up on all nominations. ESEH has been working over the last few years to make the process of nominations and elections more open and democratic, and we have introduced competitive elections wherever possible. Thus nominations will be accepted for all positions regardless if the current holder is eligible for re-election.
Small Workshop Grants for 2015
For the second year in a row, the new ESEH Board has decided to issue a Call for Proposals for Funding for small workshops and conferences to increase support for environmental history activities in Europe. The Board intends to award 500€ to up to two proposals. Environmental history workshops and conferences of no more than 100 participants which will be held in Europe during 2015 and are organized by an ESEH member are eligible.
A proposal of up to 2 pages should include (1) the name, date, location and theme of the conference/workshop, (2) an overview of the program, (3) a projected number and type of attendees, (4) an overview of the total budget, other financial sources, and a description of how the 500€ would benefit the activity, and (5) a short biographical paragraph about the organiser (who must be an ESEH member).
The deadline has been extended to 15 February 2015! Submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cities and Mountains Summer School
The LARHRA (Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Unit), in cooperation with the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the RUCHE and with the support of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), is pleased to announce that a four-day thematic summer school “Cities and Mountains. Environmental and Health Risks : A Socio-Historical perspective” will take place in Lyon, Yenne and Grenoble, immediately before the ESEH 8th International Conference (Versailles, 30 June – 3 July 2015).
There are three thematic clusters, around which young researchers are invited to apply: (1) Environmental and health risks in cities, (2) Environmental risks in mountains, and (3) Mountain cities and towns as specific environments with specific issues
The summer school aims to gather around 15 graduate / post-doctoral students together with junior and senior scholars. Each participant is expected to give an oral presentation of 15-20 minutes which will be discussed in thematic sessions chaired by senior scholars. The four-day seminar will also feature lectures from scholars, field trips and informal discussion among scholars and students.
At the end of the School, students will have to produce either: a scientific poster about their work to be presented at the ESEH Conference; a draft of an article for the ARCADIA project (http://www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia); or a report about the summer school (6-10 pages).
To apply, students are required to send to Stéphane Frioux (email@example.com) the following documents in English: (1) Curriculum vitae; (2) an abstract and outline of their doctoral thesis or other work that states the main challenges and research questions to be discussed at the summer school (500 words); (3) a letter of support from a faculty member.
There is no registration fee. All accepted participants will receive free accommodation, meals and transportation DURING the four-day seminar, but they are responsible for their own transportation to and from Lyon, France, where they should arrive on June 25 as the summer school will start on June 26, in the morning.
Application deadline: 22 March 2015. Answer will be given before April 11.
You are encouraged to regularly check the ESEH News page for announcements about workshops, conferences, prizes, and the like.
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The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to invite proposals for sessions, individual papers, roundtables, posters and other, more experimental forms of communicating scholarship for its 2015 biennial conference. The University of Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines will be hosting the conference in Versailles, France, from 30 June to 3 July 2015.
DEADLINE October 1, 2014
Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña
de Historia Ambiental
15 al 18 de octubre de 2014
For more details about the “Mountains Across Borders” Summer School, please see the report offered by one of the participants and doctoral students, Rosalinda Ruiz Scarfuto from the University of Alcalá (Spain):
El programa provisional de la jornada de investigacón (programa definitivo a partir del 15 de mayo): L’ENVIRONNEMENT DE TRAVAILLEURS AU XX SIÈCLE ya está configurado. Habrá debates sobre el mundo del trabajo y las cuestiones ambientales a lo largo del Siglo XX en Europa (Francia, Italia, España, Portugal, etc.), USA, Nigeria y otros países.
Presenciar las debates via Skype es posible (todavía no sabemos cómo, para más información escribir a los emails de la jornada o a pablo.hit AT g m a i l. com). La comunicación se realizará en francés y en inglés.
También pretendemos grabar la jornada para poder editar videos y podcast de audio a disposición de los lectores de este portal de RUEDHA.
Para cualquier cuestión no duden en contactarnos
La programación es la siguiente (PDF:Programme-Environnement-Travailleurs-26juin2013)
Journée d’étude, 26 juin 2013
L’environnement des travailleurs au XXe siècle.
Entre “environnement du travail” et “cadre de vie”:
quels terrains communs pour l’histoire environnementale et l’histoire du travail?
Lieu : EHESS, Salle des Lombards, 96 Boulevard Raspail à Paris
(Métro Saint-Placide ou Notre-Dame des Champs)
9h – Accueil des participants
Arrival of participants
9h20 – Présentation de la journée par les organisateurs
9h30 – Session 1
Santé, Travail, Environnement
Health, Work and Environment
Président de panel : à confirmer
« Le congrès d’hygiène des travailleurs et des ateliers (1904-1909).
L’amélioration de l’environnement de travail par l’étude du geste professionnel »
Marco Saraceno (Université Paris X Nanterre)
« Permanence du geste technique et de la pénibilité du travail dans un environnement
agressif. L’usine d’électrochimie des mines de Lens (1929-1972) »
Philippe Martin (Université de Nantes)
« La lutte ouvrière de Castellanza (Italie) pendant les années 1970 :
corps, santé et environnement »
Elena Davigo (Université Paris VII et Université de Bologne)
« Le risque cancérogène au travail : la difficile reconstitution des expositions passées.
Un éclairage à partir des personnes atteintes de cancer et engagées dans des démarches de
reconnaissance en maladie professionnelles en Seine-Saint-Denis »
Anne Marchand (Université d’Évry et Université de Provence)
Conférence / Keynote speaker
« Labor and the environment.
A transnational overview (19th – 20th centuries) »
Stefania Barca (Université de Coimbra)
13h45 – Session 2
Une histoire environnementale du travail dans les industries énergétiques ?
Toward an environmental history of the work in energetic industries ?
Présidée par Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud (CMH-EHESS)
« Coolies, Opium and Environment of Pain »
Steffen Rimner (Université Harvard)
« Entre sécurité au travail, sûreté nucléaire et exigences productives.
Sous-traitance nucléaire et mobilisations syndicales »
Marie-Aurore Ghis Malfilatre (EHESS)
« Le mouvement syndical français et les mutations énergétiques dans l’après-guerre »
Renaud Bécot (EHESS)
« Oil union and government dispute in Nigeria (1999-2007) »
Lucky Igohosa (French Institute for Research in Africa)
16h – Session 3
Le travail et la définition des politiques de l’environnement, années 1968
Work and the definition of environmental policies during the Sixties and Seventies
Président de panel : à confirmer
« Les modes d’intervention des travailleurs
dans la gestion environnementale des entreprises, années 1970 »
Catherine Bonne (Université Paris Dauphine)
« Le rôle des syndicats clandestins espagnols dans les conflits environnementaux
sous le franquisme (Aragon, 1969-1979) »
Pablo Corral Broto (EHESS)
« Les travailleurs scientifiques et la conférence de Stockholm
sur l’environnement humain (1968-1972) »
Enora Javaudin (Université Paris X Nanterre)
« ”Un urbanisme au service de l’homme”. Logement, cadre de vie et environnement
dans les réseaux communistes, années 1960 et 1970 »
Sébastien Jolis (Centre d’histoire sociale – Paris I)
Journée organisée par Renaud Bécot et Pablo Corral Broto (Centre Maurice Halbwachs, EHESS)
Informations : environmenttravail2013 [AT/Arrobase] gmail.com et renaudbecot [AT/Arrobase] gmail.com
Cette journée se déroule avec le soutien de l’École Doctorale de l’EHESS, du Centre Maurice
Halbwachs et du Réseau Universitraire de Chercheurs en Histoire Environnementale (RUCHE).
Mountains Across Borders – A Summer School in environmental history
Lavin, Switzerland | 17-21 August 2013
This four-day ESEH graduate student Summer School will convene immediately before the European Society for Environmental History conference in Munich to offer intermediate to advanced graduate students the opportunity to present and discuss their work, to network with other researchers from across the world, and to witness and learn from eastern Switzerland’s complicated alpine environment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 22 March 2013.
Detailed information on the program and how to apply may be found in the full call for applications.
Coloquio internacional sobre la historia de la contaminación de Salsigne durante la primavera de 2013 en Montpellier.
Más información aqui: http://www.dynamiques-du-droit.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article846
El Medio Ambiente de los trabadores. Jornada de estudios de doctorandos e investigadores en Historia Ambiental sobre el mundo del trabajo.
Lugar EHESS (Paris).
Fecha límite de envío de comunicaciones: 14 de abril de 2013 (firstname.lastname@example.org et email@example.com
Texto en francés JE-Appel-communication.
Appel à communications :
L’environnement des travailleurs au XXe siècle
Entre « environnement du travail » et « cadre de vie » :
Quels terrains communs pour l’histoire environnementale et l’histoire du travail ?
EHESS, 96 Bd Raspail, Paris – Mardi 26 Juin 2013 (ATENCION MODIFICACION !!)
Date limite de dépôt des communications : 10 avril 2013 (ATENCION MODIFICACION !!)
Conditions de soumission
Date limite de dépôt des propositions de communications, 10 avril 2013.
Les propositions de communications (en français ou en anglais) devront comporter un titre, un
résumé (environ 1500 signes), et seront accompagnées d’un court curriculum-vitae.
Les propositions seront envoyées à l’adresse : firstname.lastname@example.org
Les confirmations auront lieu avant le 5 mai, le programme définitif sera diffusé le 15 mai.
Renaud Bécot (Centre Maurice Halbwachs, EHESS)
Pablo Corral Broto (Centre Maurice Halbwachs, EHESS)
Pour plus d’informations sur cet appel à communications, veuillez contacter :
email@example.com et firstname.lastname@example.org
El próximo lunes 11 de febrero Alfredo Menéndez expondrá su trabajo sobre el amianto y la actividad sindical en un seminario sobre molestias y enfermedades industriales en París. El pdf se puede descargar pinchando aquí. La información (en francés) es la siguiente:
Dans le cadre du séminaire “Maladies industrielles et mobilisations collectives”, nous aurons le grand plaisir de recevoir Alfredo Menéndez Navarro (Université de Grenade) pour un exposé sur :
«Asbestos, cancer and workers mobilisations during the transition to democracy in Spain»
(Amiante, cancer et mobilisations de travailleurs pendant la transition démocratique en Espagne)
Date et lieu :
Lundi 11 février 2013 – 10h à 13h
Centre Pouchet – 57/61 rue Pouchet 75017 Paris – Salle affichée à l’entrée
Métro 13 Guy Môquet ou Brochant
Entrée libre, sans inscription préalable.
Le professeur Menéndez Navarro est un spécialiste de l’histoire de la santé au travail. Il a travaillé sur les risques professionnels et les techniques d’indemnisation dans les mines de mercure de Almadén (Espagne) pendant les XVIIIe et XIXe siècles (sujet de sa thèse de doctorat). Il ensuite étudié la professionnalisation et l’institutionnalisation de la médecine du travail en Espagne, en accordant une attention particulière aux mobilisations contre les risques du travail et les maladies professionnelles, notamment la silicose, les pathologies liées à l’amiante et l’ankylostomiase (“anémie des mineurs”).
L’intervention pourra être suivie par des non-anglophones.
Merci de diffuser et afficher l’annonce en pièce jointe.
Pascal Marichalar et Laure Pitti
The Estonian Center for Environmental History, KAJAK, invites interested graduate students to apply for a seminar in connection with the conference “Time in Environment and Environmental History.” Participation in the course is free of charge for successful applications, accommodation and travel costs will be covered by the organizers, and up to 4 ECTS points will be awarded for participating in this seminar. Successful candidates are expected to participate in the conference from 25-26 March in Tallinn, the seminar will be held directly afterwards; they will also be asked to do some preparatory reading. Interested applicants should send a letter of motivation (ca. 100 words) to email@example.com by 25 January. The event is supported by the European Union through the European Social Fund (Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts), the Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU Munich. For further information please see the website at http://ktkdk.edu.ee/event/time-in-environment/
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Members of the ESEH:
In the hope that you are all having an enjoyable summer, I am writing to you today first and foremost because I just received the password for access to our journal Environment and History.
We are very grateful to Whitehorse Press for providing all ESEH members free access to recent and current issues of Environment and History.
I’d like to use this opportunity to remind you that ESEH members receive multiple benefits besides electronic access to the journal, including:
- a greatly reduced rate for hardcopy subscriptions of Environment and History
- a huge discount for the registration at ESEH’s biannual conferences (savings of 50 to 150 euros for the 2013 ESEH conference in Munich)
- the opportunity to write and publish entries for the Arcadia Project (http://www.
- an opportunity to apply for participation in ESEH summer schools
ESEH membership fees are very low—20 euros per year for those who make more than 1000 euros per month, and 10 euros per year for those who earn less than 1000 euros. Please make sure that you have paid your membership fee. Our treasurer and secretary are happy to send you a receipt. Since the ESEH is a nonprofit operation your fee or your (much appreciated) donation to the society will be tax-deductible for many of you. You may also choose to pay for more than one year at a time, e.g. for past or upcoming years.
Secondly I would like to report that the ESEH summer school in Flaran, France, which focused on rural versus environmental history, was a big success. Ten candidates (3 recent postdocs and 7 doctoral students) from different countries were selected by a committee that consisted of Dolly Jørgensen, Emmanuel Huertas, and Marguerite Ronin. Lecturers from France, Canada and the United States served as mentors.
For the upcoming ESEH summer school in St. Petersburg 16 applicants were selected by ESEH Vice President Julia Lajus and by the members of the ESEH summer school committee (Dolly Jørgensen, András Vadas, and Marguerite Ronin). The participants include students from Canada, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More information on both of these summer schools will be posted on the ESEH website.
Thirdly, thanks to an initiative of Marcus Hall and Patrick Kupper (both at the University of Zurich, Switzerland) we are already planning another ESEH summer school that will take place in the Bavarian Alps of Germany in August 2013, just a few days before the ESEH biannual conference starts in Munich.
Fourth, we are excited about the upcoming ESEH conference in Munich on “Circulating Natures: Water—Food—Energy.” The conference will feature excursions, receptions, and a banquet (all included in the conference fee), as well as a book fair and a silent book auction (the proceeds of which will go to the ESEH), a keynote by a public intellectual, a lunchtime World Food Café, and a workshop for younger scholars that will help them develop their writing and presentation skills. Watch for more information about the conference in future newsletters and in the ESEH Notepad. You can also learn about the conference at www.eseh2013.org, where you will find instructions forsubmitting a proposal for a paper or a panel (deadline October 15, 2012).
Fifth, since our society is now well over 10 years old, the ESEH board has decided to collect images that illustrate the society’s history. If you have photos of past ESEH events—conferences, workshops, board meetings or summer schools—please send them to ESEH secretary Phia Steyn (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to our webmaster Wilko von Hardenberg (Wilko.Hardenberg@
Finally, you might want to check out the society’s website, eseh.org, which contains new information on the different ESEH regions and (as of August 25) an overview of recent book publications by ESEH members.
With best regards,
Christof Mauch, President, ESEH
The call for papers and projects for this year’s Place and Placelessness
workshop has been extended until September 18th, 2012. A short description
of this year’s event can be found below, and visit the workshop website at