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

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.

Seguir leyendo POSTDOC Sustainable islands – creole ecologies

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.

Seguir leyendo La peste de 1564 en Zaragoza cazarabet

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

Video de un curso de historia ambiental en américa central

Queridas y queridos solcheros,

Es un gusto presentarles un breve video que resume el Taller de Historia Ambiental para América Central y el Caribe, llevado a cabo en la Universidad de El Salvador, en octubre del año pasado, gracias al financiamiento otorgado por el «International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations» (ICEHO). Este taller fue organizado por la Universidad Nacional (Costa Rica) y la Universidad de El Salvador, en coordinación con la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) y la Bluefields Indian & Caribbean University (BICU), de Nicaragua. La actividad incluyó una jornada dedicada a conferencias magistrales dictadas por la Dra. Micheline Cariño y el Dr. Reinaldo Funes, así como por el Dr. José A. Fernández de la Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica (A quienes agradecemos profundamente, vale decir, su disposición y entusiasmo para participar activamente del taller).  Los siguientes días se destinaron al diseño de un Curso de Historia Ambiental para América Central, así como a la creación de una Red de Historia Ambiental para América Central y el Caribe. Durante la última jornada tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar zonas arqueológicas y agropecuarias de El Salvador.

El taller reunió a más de una treintena de estudiantes de grado y posgrado de Historia de dichas universidades, así como académicas (os) e investigadoras (es) de otros campos de las Ciencias Sociales y Naturales. Como bien lo revela el video, existe una especial motivación entre jóvenes estudiantes de América Central por adentrarse en la Historia Ambiental, ya no solamente como un campo de desarrollo profesional, sino también como una herramienta pertinente para la acción social constructiva de sus presentes y futuros.

Tal y como suele decir nuestro querido amigo Sandro Dutra: ¡Que viva Solcha y que viva entonces cada vez más enraizada SOLCHA y la Historia Ambiental en América Central…!

Abrazos, Wilson.

Nota al pie: el video fue hecho utilizando exclusivamente grabaciones de teléfonos celulares, lo que evidencia las enormes posibilidades de preparar nuestros relatos en forma audiovisual, haciendo uso de tecnologías de bajo coste, así como en una forma, aunque empírica, muy auténtica.

International Award Opportunities in Environmental Studies

Dear Colleagues,  

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is pleased to present the opening of our awards catalog for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our program offers short-term teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in over 130 countries.  

Qatar – Postdoctoral Fellowship in Water, Energy, and the Environment at HBKU This postdoctoral research award is for scholars interested in water security research. Research will focus on aquifer mapping and groundwater mapping. The project may lead to the launch of a satellite-borne radar imaging technology with wide applications for understanding climate change on our planet and water traces on arid planets like Mars.  

Italy – Fulbright Lectureship in Energy, Environment and Sustainability at the Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope” The visiting scholar will interact with some of the PhD students, suggesting options, research pathways, hypotheses, and other tutorial activities, and supervising presentations and seminars. Parthenope University is eager to support the Fulbright Scholar in her/his research activity in close collaboration with Italian colleagues with the possibility of submitting jointly authored papers.  

Canada – Research Chairs in Environmental Studies As a research chair you will conduct your own research, work collaboratively with new colleagues, guest lecture at university courses, mentor students, lecture in public venues, network, and promote your research while representing the Fulbright program. There are multiple chairs to choose from which range from Interdisciplinary sustainability solutions to environmental policy.  

Australia – Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science, Technology, and Innovation (CSIRO) This research award allows scholars to give workshops and short seminars in collaboration with their host university. Scholars will also be eligible to travel to other countries through the East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program.  

Sudan – All Disciplines This award allows scholars the option of working in their unique disciplines.  Scholars will collaborate with faculty on staff training and curriculum development, conduct research in area of specialization, and hold seminars on research topics.  

Republic of Maldives – Multiple Disciplines This award is for scholars interested in teaching, teaching/research or a professional project. This award allows the scholar to teach undergraduate courses, draw curriculums, training and building capacity. Scholars also have the opportunity to attend the South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference.  If you have any questions, please visit our website: https://www.cies.org/ or email us at: scholars@iie.org.  Sincerely,  Fulbright U.S. Scholar Team 

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

Dear colleagues,

After three very successful international meetings (in Copenhagen, Denmark, Guimarães, Portugal, and Florianopolis, Brazil) the fourth World Congress for Environmental History is scheduled for 2024.  

The International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO) is now calling for proposals from parties interested in hosting the 2024 conference, preferably in July or August of that year.

The deadline for proposals is 15 January 2021.

We encourage proposals from any part of the globe. Proposals should come in the first instance from individuals or organizations affiliated with universities or scholarly societies. While the support of local convention and visitors’ bureaus may become important once the site is proposed and under consideration, the proposal should not come directly from the convention and visitor’s bureau or events services. 

If you are interested or if you would like to submit a notice of intent, please contact ICEHO President Graeme Wynn at wynn@geog.ubc.ca or ICEHO Secretary Alexandra Vlachos at alexandra.vlachos@hist.unibe.ch for further details and a copy of the conference guidelines, before August 2020 if possible. 

We aim to finalize the site selection by July 2021.  

Please keep in mind that hosting a conference that will likely attract 500-750 delegates requires substantial effort and time as well as significant institutional support and fundraising, but it is also a terrific opportunity to showcase local/ national scholarship, to advance environmental awareness and to promote local initiatives. 

We look forward to your proposals. 

Contact Info: 

Alexandra Vlachos, ICEHO Secretary, alexandra.vlachos@hist.unibe.ch

Red Universitaria Española de Historia Ambiental (ESEH)

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