Two postdocs and one PhD Fellow at University of Stavanger, Norway

 I have just advertised two postdocs (two year position) and one PhD fellow (three year position) in environmental history on my new envirotech project “Histories of animals, technological infrastructure, and making more-than-human homes in the modern age” (AtHome), which is funded by the Research Council of Norway and hosted at the University of Stavanger, Norway.
 
The two postdoctoral fellows are tied to a work package on city birds. One postdoc will focus on technologies and infrastructures that invite animals to be close to people, such as birdhouses and birdfeeders. The other postdoc will focus on technologies and infrastructures intended to keep animals out, such as building spikes, nets and predator kites. While birds must be a central component of the project, the postdoc can choose to include other urban animals as well. There is no geographical restriction. The project can focus on any history within the modern age (from 1800 to today), but note that it must be a historical project. In the project proposal, the candidate should indicate which subproject (inviting in or excluding) they are interested in; it is possible to indicate an interest in both.
 
The PhD Fellow will be part of the work package on artificial reefs as a technological infrastructure that animals use as homes. The PhD Fellow will identify and analyse debates about artificial reefs made of various materials such as concrete, tires, and subway cars in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In the project proposal (maximum 3 pages), the candidate should outline how the project will be undertaken, with a focus on the geographical area, time period, actors, artificial reef type(s), archives, and other source material that might be used in the PhD thesis.
 
The deadline for application is November 28, 2021. The anticipated start date for the positions is April 1, 2022 (although this can be negotiated for later in 2022 if necessary).
 
Please pass on these job ads to any relevant candidates in your networks.
 
All the best,
Dolly Jørgensen
Professor of History
University of Stavanger
Norway
Twitter @DollyJorgensen

Health crises and counteractions in the Ibero-American world

CFP LILLE (FRANCE) 22-24 SEPT 2022

International congress*
University of Lille Nord Europe
22-24 september 2022
Centre d’Études en Civilisations, Langues et Lettres Étrangères
(CECILLE)
“Health crises and counteractions in the Ibero-American
world”

*Congress to be held in person only

More information C4P HCCIA V2

Congreso internacional*
Université de Lille Nord Europe
22-24 septiembre 2022
Centre d’Études en Civilisations, Langues et Lettres Étrangères
(CECILLE)
“Crisis sanitarias y contestación en el mundo
iberoamericano”
*Participación física exclusivamente

Informacion aqui: C4P HCCIA V2

Chères et chers collègues,

Veuillez trouver ci-joint l’appel à communications pour notre

Congrès international*

Université de Lille Nord Europe

Centre d’Études en Civilisations, Langues et Lettres Étrangères  (CECILLE)

“Crises sanitaires et contestation dans le monde ibéro-américain”

 *Congrès exclusivement en présentiel

La crise sanitaire résultant de l’épidémie de Covid-19 a modifié, et modifie encore, de manière irréversible, les relations sociales, économiques et culturelles à l’échelle mondiale, faisant de cette crise un événement hors du commun dans l’histoire récente de l’humanité. La covid-19 montre ostensiblement les inégalités sociales, un phénomène qui, en Amérique latine, acquiert un caractère particulier en raison de sa structure socio-économique : le grand nombre d’emplois irréguliers, les difficultés d’accès à la santé, la densification des espaces urbains, etc. Si les maladies contagieuses et infectieuses sont indéniablement un problème ancien, l’épidémie de coronavirus a plongé le monde dans une crise sanitaire sans précédent, intensifiée par les caractéristiques de nos sociétés connectées tant géographiquement qu’en termes de communication. 

Certaines conséquences de cette crise sont encore imprévisibles, et ont à ce jour affecté différents aspects sociaux tels que le tourisme, l’éducation, les pratiques culturelles ou les modes de travail. Des experts, des politiciens et des profanes discutent publiquement sur les causes, le développement et les conséquences de l’épidémie, générant des discours sur ce que l’on entend par pandémie, crise, épidémie, etc. Dans la perspective de diverses disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales, nous voulons interroger les effets sociaux de la pandémie dans le monde ibéro-américain afin de mettre en perspective le contexte, les causes, les synergies et les conséquences des crises sanitaires en général et en particulier celle du COVID 19.

L’émergence et la légitimation de l’État moderne et ses capacités coercitives, encadrent cette réflexion, qui vise également à se projeter dans un passé plus récent (sida, syphilis, grippe espagnole…), sans exclure les premières années de la mise en place de l’État-nation (Motín de Esquilache), qui instaurent, à la suite de Foucault, le régime biopolitique caractéristique de la contemporanéité.

Nous nous demanderons donc quelles sont les réponses collectives aux réajustements du contrôle social imposées par la pandémie et de quelle manière elles sont attribuées à des responsables politiques (dans le cas de l’ultra-droite espagnole ou de la mobilisation pour une nouvelle constitution au Chili), économiques (flux et reflux de la soi-disant “tourismophobie”) ou culturels (potentiel subversif du théâtre confiné ou expansion des catalogues de Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon prime, Apple TV ou Movistar).

En résumé, nous proposons une réflexion sur les changements socio-économiques provoqués ou découlant de cette crise sanitaire et d’autres crises, ainsi que sur la portée de la création culturelle lorsqu’il s’agit de répondre, d’intégrer ou de modifier le discours médico-politique des instances gouvernementales en Amérique latine, en Espagne et au Portugal.

 

 

 

 

Axes thématiques (non exhaustives)

Covid 19 et contrôle : Comment les citoyens assument-ils les restrictions de liberté lors de ces crises ? Comment se modifie le rapport entre l’État et le corps individuel ? Comment s’intériorise la reconfiguration des techniques de contrôle du corps ?

Covid 19 et mobilité : Comment la pandémie affecte-t-elle les industries de la mobilité : tourisme, transport de personnes et de marchandises, etc. Comment les États d’Amérique latine, dans lesquels ces industries ont un grand poids économique, ont-ils réagi aux limitations de la circulation ?

Covid 19 et démocraties : Comment les démocraties font-elles face à la crise ?  Quelles sont les conséquences sur la vie quotidienne : restriction des libertés individuelles, états de surveillance permanente, contrôle médical, etc. ?

La crise de la Covid 19 et les autres crises sanitaires : Cette crise est-elle sans précédent dans son fonctionnement social et culturel ? On pourrait voir par exemple d’autres contextes de crises sanitaires : la grippe aviaire, la grippe espagnole, etc.

Crise de la Covid 19, médias et outils numériques : Comme d’habitude dans ce type de crise, des discours basés sur une série de métaphores sur la guerre sont mobilisés, qui amplifient la panique dans la population et pointent la responsabilité individuelle d’une crise sanitaire collective. Dans ce cadre, il semble nécessaire de se demander comment la crise sanitaire a été exposée par les médias numériques presse digitale et par la presse traditionnelle. Comment la désinformation sur la pandémie a circulé sur les réseaux sociaux et comment cela a-t-il affecté la compréhension de la crise ?

Informations pratiques

Le colloque se tiendra à l’Université de Lille (Maison de la Recherche – Pont de Bois) du jeudi 22 au samedi 24 septembre 2022.

Les propositions de communications (titre, résumé de 500 mots environ, 3-5 mot clés et une courte bibliographie), accompagnées d’une brève notice biographique, seront à envoyer pour le 20 décembre 2020 à l’adresse suivante : health.crisis.counteractions@gmail.com

Langues acceptées : le français, l’anglais, l’espagnol, le catalan et le portugais.

Les notifications d’acceptation sont envoyées avant le 24 janvier 2022

Les articles doivent être envoyées avant le 29 juillet 2022 (50.000 caractères maximum avec bibliographie)

Comité d’organisation :

Javier Jurado (Université de Lille – CECILLE)

Patricia Novillo-Corvalán (Université de Kent)

Nadia Lie (KU Leuven)

Elizabeth Amann (Université de Gand)

Camila Pérez Lagos (MCF à l’ISTC Lille – CCMR/CIM)

Marina Ruiz Cano (Le Mans Université)

Bien cordialement

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Javier Jurado

Calls from NEXTGATe: Dissertation Abstracts and Writing Support Programme 2020-2021

Un programa de ayuda a la escritura de jovenes investigadores se pone en marcha

También una base de datos de tesis sobre historia ambiental

Toda la informacion aqui

Dear colleagues,

The Next Generation Action Team of the European Society for Environmental History is delighted to spread the world about its activities and invite you all to take part in them.

As you may know, NEXTGATe’s mission is to strengthen the presence and influence of next generation scholars on the environmental history field in Europe and beyond and to offer a space for discussion and collaboration among junior scholars, but not only.

Attached you will find details about two of our initiatives and how to contact and join us.

1.     Call for Dissertation Abstracts

Have you recently submitted your PhD thesis or passed your viva? Consider to have your research included in the ESEH dissertation database, an online platform accessible through the ESEH website. Besides increasing the visi bility of your research, the database aims to encourage collaborations within the environmental history community.

Do you know colleagues who have just defended their dissertation or passed their PhD viva? Inform them about this call!

In relation to the dissertation database, we are happy to advertise the call for the 2021 Tallinn Dissertation Prize in European Environmental History. This prize aims to support early career environmental history scholars in Europe and those based outside Europe but whose work contributes to European environmental history. Check the call out at this link: http://eseh.org/tallinn-dissertation-prize-call-for-submissions/

2.     Writing Support Programme 2020-2021

Are you an early career scholar who is finalising a paper or a chapter and you would like to discuss it before submission? Are you a senior scholar who is willing to act as discussant or facilitator? Consider to join the group!

This mentorship programme aims to provide early career scholars with a supportive setting for obtaining focused, hands-on peer feedback on their work. The peer feedback and group discussion push the writing process forward, boost output and, finally yet importantly, strengthen the community of European environmental historians.

Attached you find the open calls.

We would really appreciate if you could circulate these calls through your network.

Thank you for your attention and feel free to contact us in case you may need additional information.

All the best and hope to hear from you!

ESEH NEXTGATers​

submit a proposal for the ESEH conference Bristol 2021

Dear colleagues and friends,

this is a warm invitation to submit a proposal for the European Society for Environmental History Conference in 2021. The proposals can be both in-person or virtual (due to the uncertainty of the pandemic situation).  We are really looking for a conference that brings the ESEH in conversation with other disciplines and with the challenges of the present socio-ecological crisis.  As we have written in our call:
We embrace history that matters and our discipline’s ability to create ‘useable pasts’ for unusual times. This conference moves from the premise of an entangled world: first and foremost enmeshed in a global pandemic, a shared ecological crisis and climate catastrophe, as well as cultural connections from past colonial and postcolonial histories.   

I invite you to participate in our effort to think together about: Same planet, different worlds: environmental histories imagining anew
I would also much appreciate if you can help to spread the call in your networks.


Deadline by October 31, 2020. 


All the best, Marco

Más información en la página web siguiente: http://eseh.org/event/next-conference/

postdoctoral en lyon (francia) para francofonos

Imprescindible buen nivel de francés !

Chères et chers collègues,


Vous trouverez ci-dessous un lien, et ci-joint le descriptif du poste.

L’équipe dirigé par Stéphane Frioux reste à disposition pour apporter plus de précisions, sur un poste qui nécessite une résidence en région lyonnaise, et dont la date de prise de fonction peut être adaptée.
Bonnes vacances,

Stéphane Frioux
Appel à candidatures post-doctorant(e) en histoire environnementale
Appel à candidatures post-doctorant(e) en histoire environnementale Anne Guinot

ESEH 2021 Bristol Cfp

 

CfP: 11th Biennial European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference Same planet, different worlds: environmental histories imagining a new; Bristol, United Kingdom | 5th-9th July 2021

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to invite proposals for our upcoming conference at the University of Bristol, UK.

We want to host a conference for a post-plague world. Right now, our old ways of living have been interrupted, disrupted and ruptured by the COVID-19 outbreak.

 


This devastating global pandemic carries an undeniable message of our entanglement across continents, species, societies, and bodies. Yet the virus hits us differently. We are all on the same planet but we are experiencing radically and divergently altered worlds. We thus draw inspiration for our conference theme from Arundhati Roy’s observation: ‘But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to normality. Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next’. The conference will provoke questions and conversations that can help us through the gateway. After all, our conferences have always been meaningful reactions to global conditions. Twenty years ago, at St Andrews we held the first ESEH Conference on ‘Environmental History: Problems and Potential’. Two decades later, we are now long past ‘potential’ – we need urgent intervention from historians in the crises of our times.We embrace history that matters and our discipline’s ability to create ‘useable pasts’ for unusual times. This conference moves from the premise of an entangled world: first and foremost enmeshed in a global pandemic, a shared ecological crisis and climate catastrophe, as well as cultural connections from past colonial and postcolonial histories. Understanding entanglements and challenging boundaries has been important in bringing us together over the years. In Prague, we considered the boundaries of ‘diversity’. In Zagreb, we tackled boundaries as ‘contact zones’. In Tallin, we explored the boundaries ‘in/of environmental history’. In Bristol, we cross the boundaries into a new world.Thus this conference resists a ‘return to normality’. These are extraordinary times and this will be an extraordinary conference. At this critical moment, as historians we need to look without and within. Certainly, we need to engage with the wider world: environmental historians are vital in today’s biggest planetary emergencies. Yet at the same time, we need to engage within our own discipline to rethink our academic practices in terms of environmental realities. This means thinking about writing ethical history, sustainable history and history that matters.We want to use this opportunity to imagine anew: both how we have conversations (the conference format) and what the conversations are about (the possibilities of our discipline). This conference thus will be engaging in experimental new ways of sharing and generating knowledge, including a blended and collaborative co-learning environment.Possible topics to be discussed under the umbrella concept of ‘Same planet, different world’, include, but are not limited to the following:Pandemics: Politics, panics and panaceasEnvironmental histories of public health and public policyIndustrial and agricultural impact on diseaseResisting the return to normality: the activist historian and strategies for sustainable researchEnvironmental histories of ‘wicked problems’Edge effects: the uneven fallout of climate changeOther knowledges: vernacular histories and indigenous knowledge systemsBurning issue: fire historiesJustice and the past: writing history in the time of Black Lives MatterTechnology and envirotechnical systems in natural resource protection and conservationEnvironmental justice: the legacies of colonialism and post-colonialismWriting more­-than-­human historiesCreativity and the historical disciplineThe possibilities and pitfalls of interdisciplinary researchImagining other futuresWe also welcome papers/provocations/presentations on environmental history outside the conference theme.

Digital Dimensions

We acknowledge the uncertainty of our times and the sustainability issues relating to international conferences. The ESEH believes in the value of a physical conference. Post-COVID, being in place together will hold new significance. But we also recognise that it may not prove possible – or desirable for some – to meet face-to-face. Our conference will therefore offer some online possibilities for those delegates who cannot make it in person, including keynote and plenary livestreams, poster sessions, and opportunities to connect with each other online. Planning a large international conference in these COVID-19 times is a difficult business. While acknowledging our gratitude to the Local Arrangement Committee in Bristol as they on the uncertainties of this situation, the ESEH is also making preparations for a fully digital conference in case major disruptions in international travelling will impede the materialization of the in-person conference.

An Inclusive and Diverse Conference

Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of ESEH. We recognise the unique contributions of every member of our society and seek ways of ensuring that people of all identities and in all circumstances can contribute to our biennial conference and to the wider life of our society. We strive to promote equality and diversity at our conference, in relation to conference participation,  and the composition of topics comprising the conference program. We also endeavour to create a platform to encourage active and sustained debate on issues of marginalisation and accessibility amongst our members.We want to create a set of inclusive conference practices and ‘resist the normality’ of hierarchies and silos. In this different world, new conference practices are available to us. We will consider all historical periods, all geographical areas and all disciplines. To bolster diversity at the event and promote new forms of networking, we are hoping for panels/interventions where the presenters come from different regions, generations, genders, different institutions or different disciplines. We also encourage demographic balance and the use of emergent scholars as facilitators/session chairs. Graduate students will be offered a special reduced fee.

Conventional Discussions

We are looking for session suggestions, individual papers, roundtables, posters and other, more experimental sessions. Of course, panels and roundtables are indispensable and constitute much of the conference, but we need new modes of conversation. So we encourage submissions that introduce a productive conflict of views, interpretations, or methodologies:1.

Panel sessions

Sessions are 3 papers of 20 minutes each or 4 papers of 15 minutes each. Other formats (debate panels, roundtables) should be submitted under the Roundtable or ‘Different World’ session categories. Session proposals will include a session title and session abstract of 200-300 words; list of contributors and a chair; and individual paper titles and abstracts of around 200 words each. Session proposals may also include a commentator/discussant in place of the fourth paper – or not. Please remember, 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, the scientific committee prefers session submissions, and cannot guarantee thematic coherence for the combined sessions. Paper proposals are to consist of an abstract of 200-300 words.3.

Roundtables

Scholars can also propose 90-minute roundtables, consisting of panels ranging from 3-6 people and a chair who speak to a common question or theme. Successful roundtables involve interaction between the panelists, an active chair who shaping the conversation, and time for the audience to interact with the panel. Roundtable proposals are to consist of an abstract of 200-300 words.4. Posters and Virtual PostersPoster proposals will include an abstract of 200-300 words. There will be a designated display area, and a special plenary session for all poster authors to present their research in 5 minutes time per poster.

The Environment & History Poster Prize sponsored by The White Horse Press is awarded to the best poster (€100 award) and the 2nd place poster (€50 award). We will also permit short videos in lieu of posters, to enable digital dissemination of research For ideas on presentation see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RwJbhkCA58

Different World” Sessions

In the spirit of rethinking the conventional, we welcome proposals for unorthodox sessions with creative formats. To submit a proposal for a special session, please provide a 200 word abstract, describing the activity, including any special logistics you might need. Ideas include: – Workshops and new research tool demonstrationsTeach others your skills at GIS, writing, offer mentorship or field-work tips. –  “Difficult conversations”Presenters address sensitive issues within environmental history within a safe space. We use what we call Chatham House Rule 2.0: The discussion is not tweeted and remains within the confines of the room.  – “Flipping the panels”Papers will be made available in advance as draft papers or even short video presentations. Rather than just summarize their paper, presenters come to the panel with questions they need answered to improve their research. Instead of just listening to presentations, audience members come with their own questions/suggestions. The panels become conversations between presenters and the audience in collaborative research efforts. This is also an inclusive way of extending the peer-review process. – History CafesA facilitator provides a question on a pre-determined topic or proposes a problem that needs solving. The group divides into smaller groups, discusses, and submits feedback for the larger group at the end. Conversation and participation are the key processes and collaborative projects are stimulated.– PechaKucha presentations.In this rapid “chit chat” format invented in Tokyo, speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and speakers talk along with the images. It is like an “elevator pitch meets karaoke!” – Soundclash debatesWe import this idea from the music industry too. Soundclashes normally occur when two different bands or djs play against each other on either side of the stage. The conference encourages intellectual frisson by debating opposing points of view over contentious issues (methodology, theory, historiographical model) in environmental history.  – Book loungeWe encourage authors to offer a reading from their recent book. Also welcome are shared discussions of a single book, major paper, movie or even primary source is the subject on which other presenters are focused. – The Historian in the MirrorReflective roundtables that examine our own academic practices, activism and ourselves.SubmissionEach person can be a primary presenter in only one session proposal, but can also serve as a chair/commentator in a second session proposal.

The conference language is English; no submissions in other languages will be accepted. All proposals will be reviewed by the ESEH Program Committee. All proposals should be submitted through our online submission system: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/2027/submitter

The submission deadline is 31st October 2020.

Those who have secured a place on the programme will be advised of this by the end of the calendar year. They will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of 50 Euros (which will be subtracted from the overall conference registration fee) by mid-February 2021 to secure their place on the programme. In light of the financial damage that can be wrought on scholarly societies in these unprecedented global circumstances, we hope that you understand why we need to ask for this.

Questions about proposals should be directed to the Programme Committee, Professor Sandra Swart, through the email conference@eseh.org.

For more information about the conference and the venue, visit https://eseh2021.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/

 

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SE BUSCA proxima sede candidata para el World congress of environmental history

Call for proposals to host the 2024 World Congress of Environmental History (WCEH)

The International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO) calls for proposals from parties interested in hosting the 2024 World Congress of Environmental History (WCEH). We encourage proposals from any part of the globe, preferably for July or August of that year.

The deadline for proposals is 15 January 2021.

Click below for more details and the full call for proposals

PDF HERE

POSTDOC Sustainable islands – creole ecologies

Dear colleagues,


Campus France funds post-doctoral research from the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States. 


As part of our project about Sustainable Islands, Creole Ecologies: an Environmental History of Biodiversity, Health and Nutrition in Tropical Island Societies (late 19th to late 20th century), here attached, we could apply for a postdoc.

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La peste de 1564 en Zaragoza cazarabet

Cazarabet conversa con…   Francisco José Alfaro Pérez, autor de “Zaragoza 1564, el año de la peste” (Institución Fernando el Católico)

El autor, Francisco José Alfaro Pérez, dentro de la Colección De Letras de la Institución Fernando el Católico se acerca a un episodio que se conoce “relativamente poco” desde la historiografía moderna aragonesa….

Podría considerarse un libro encuadrado dentro de la historia de la medicina.

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Novedades X simposio solcha Quito 2021

Queridas, queridos participantes del X Simposio SOLCHA,

Reciban un afectuoso saludo, especialmente las personas y familias que están viviendo las consecuencias de la pandemia por covid-19, a quienes enviamos un fraterno y solidario abrazo.

La actual situación mundial es excepcional, y nos exige alinearnos, como sociedad científica, con las recomendaciones de salud pública y con las restricciones impuestas, a diferente nivel, por naciones, territorios y ciudades.

Con esos antecedentes, la Junta de la SOLCHA y el Comité Organizador del X Simposio hemos decidido, de forma unánime, postergar nuestra reunión hasta el 6-9 de julio de 2021, un año después de lo previsto.

Las mesas, ponencias, libros y posters aceptados serán mantenidos en la agenda, y el Comité Científico evaluará la pertinencia de abrir una convocatoria para nuevas propuestas. Las tarifas del evento también serán mantenidas.

Durante los próximos meses, la Junta de SOLCHA coordinará una serie de actividades, en modalidad virtual, para mantener viva la comunicación y la emoción que sentimos de hacer y compartir la historia ambiental de América Latina y El Caribe. Tenemos, sobre todo, un especial compromiso con las personas más jóvenes, casi todas estudiantes, a quienes invitamos a ser protagonistas de estas actividades, enviando sus ideas y propuestas, siempre desafiantes y renovadoras. Estamos en un momento de adaptación, enfrentados a un reto singular del cual queremos y podemos aprender muchas cosas, entre ellas, novedosas formas de construir una sociedad científica.

Les esperamos en Quito 2021 y les enviamos un caluroso abrazo, 

Nicolás CuviComité OrganizadorX Simposio SOLCHA

Wilson Picado

Presidente de SOLCHA

Red Universitaria Española de Historia Ambiental (ESEH)

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