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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:

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.


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

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:

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

For more information about the conference and the venue, visit


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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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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

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: or email us at:  Sincerely,  Fulbright U.S. Scholar Team 

SOLCHA call for papers 6-9 julio 2020

Saludos cordiales,

Es un placer informar que está habilitado el portal de registro de propuestas de mesas, ponencias libres, pósters y presentación de libros, para el X Simposio Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Historia Ambiental. El evento se llevará a cabo en Quito, Ecuador, entre el 6 y 9 de junio de 2020.

Para enviar sus propuestas, visite, pestaña «Registro». El sistema estará abierto hasta el 14 de noviembre 2019.

Si tiene algún problema durante el envío de sus propuestas, escríbanos a simposi…
Agradecemos su apoyo para la difusión de esta información,

Nicolás Cuvi
Departamento de Antropología, Historia y Humanidades
Equipo coordinadorX Simposio de la Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia AmbientalQuito 2020FLACSO Sede Ecuador

Health down in the mine (4 and 5 th April 2019) France

The Centre Historique Minier is now calling for papers for an international conference “Health down in the mine” to be held in Lewarde (France), precisely on 4 and 5 April 2019, on the occasion of exhibition it organizes on this theme.

Appel à communication-EN

Thank you in advance for your interest in this project.

With best wishes.




Directrice Conservatrice


Fosse Delloye

CS 30039


+33 (0)3 27 95 82 82

Sustainable Islands Project (XVIII-XXI th centuries)


Estimad@s colegas, soy Pablo Corral-Broto (MCF University of Reunion) y estoy poniendo en marcha un proyecto de investigación sobre la historia en torno a «islas sostenibles (siglos XVIII-XXI)» que daría lugar a la creación de un proyecto ANR JCJC (Francia).

Los investigador@s interesados pueden contactar a Pablo Corral-Broto


Pablo Corral-Broto (MCF University of Reunion), I am setting up a research project in history around «sustainable islands (18th-21st centuries)» which would result in the submission of an ANR JCJC project (France).

Interested researchers please contact Pablo Corral-Broto


Pablo Corral-Broto (Maître de Conférences à l’ Université de la Réunion) monte un projet de recherche en histoire autour des îles durables (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles) qui se traduirait par le montage d’un projet ANR JCJC.

Les chercheurs intéressés peuvent contacter Pablo Corral-Broto

CFP International Conference on Environmental Humanities (Universidad de Alcalá & Franklin Institut) 3-6 July 2018

Congreso internacional de humanidades ambientales

Relatos, Mitos y Artes para el Cambio

Alcalá de Henares, 3-6 de julio de 2018

Las Humanidades Ambientales suponen un marco crítico transdisciplinar y transnacional que está emergiendo con fuerza en los últimos años. Dicho marco cuestiona las divisiones entre las ciencias humanas, sociales y ecológicas, por resultar obsoletas a la hora de enfrentar, analizar y articular los retos sociales, culturales y ecológicos del siglo XXI, con sus múltiples escalas, sus riesgos biofísicos y sus dificultades representacionales. Las “humanidades ambientales” surgen de las sinergias entre filosofía e historia ambiental, ecocrítica, arte y naturaleza, pensamiento ecológico de-/post-colonial, ciencias del sistema terrestre, filosofía de la ciencia, ecologismo social y político, ecofeminismo y un largo etcétera. Este congreso pretende contribuir a este fascinante debate al tiempo que lo introduce en España, donde todavía no se ha establecido.

Para más información, contacte mediante correo electrónico:

CFP «Territorios comunes: Herramientas frente al Capitaloceno». Spanish Network on Environmental History (RUEDHA), Granada, 8-9 nov 2018.

Territorios Comunes: Herramientas frente al Capitaloceno. Granada, 8-9 nov 2018.

Abstract deadline (see below, ver abajo): 20 / 12 /2017

Para descargar el Call completo pinche AQUÍ

*NEW :

John McNeill (Georgetown University) Keynote Speaker closing lecture

& delay of the deadline expected


Langua[x]es, langues, languages, lenguas: español, inglés, portugués, italiano, francés and also portuñol, spanglish, itañol y francpañol


Desde hace tiempo, la Red Universitaria Española de Historia Ambiental (RUEDHA), dentro del Grupo HUM 952 STAND) viene desarrollando encuentros bianuales con el fin de promover un diálogo continuado con investigadores del contexto de la Península Ibérica al respecto de la agenda de trabajo de la Historia SocioAmbiental. Tras el último encuentro en Granada en el 2016, volvemos a convocar a los investigadores que desde muchas areas y campos se sienten llamados al trabajo en la relación que las sociedades humanas y la naturaleza han tenido a lo largo de la Historia. Buscamos con ello continuar con la agenda de trabajo ya existente pero abrir el espacio a la colaboración con nuevos grupos y temas de investigación emergentes por lo que las sesiones están lideradas por investigadores que desde estos campos interdisciplinares den continuidad a la investigación en el futuro.

Es el momento de retomar los diálogos y los saberes compartidos para lo que hemos creado un encuentro en el que trabajar sobres ejes que son emergentes en el campo de la historia ambiental, sin olvidar elementos que ha atravesado nuestra investigación en los dos últimos decenios.

Ante la crisis civilizadora en la que estamos inmersos, nos queda responder al desafío, encontrar respuestas a los problemas que nos acucian. Pensar en “recomunalizar” nuestras prácticas sociales nos conduce inevitablemente a una mirada amplia y prospectiva de los bienes comunes como sujetos del cambio social. A ello se dedicará la sesión coordinada por el Profesor Jose Miguel Lana Berasain (UPNA). De igual manera, los flujos de energía y materiales entre la sociedad y el medio ambiente, estudiados a través de las diferentes herramientas de la propuesta del Metabolismo Social, serán el objeto central de la sesión que coordina el profesor Juan Infante-Amate, de la Universidad Pablo de Olavide. En esta sesión se discutirán trabajos centrados en diferentes sectores socioeconómicos (metabolismos agrarios, industriales, domésticos…), abordando diferentes marcos cronológicos.

Ante la crisis ecológica global emergen las resistencias socioambientales, como espacio de creación de nuevas formas de producción frente a los impactos del sistema capitalista que deviene tanto desde el campo de la lucha en sentido estricto como de las nuevas formas de memoria del territorio. Re-Existimos ante la crisis socioambiental, Crisis que nos debe llevar a una mirada histórica a los episodios catastróficos, al impacto cobre el clima, a los riesgos ambientales. A ello se atenderá la sesión coordinada por el profesor Armando Alberola (Universidad de Alicante). Por último, en el campo de los extractivismos se desarrollará el campo de trabajo de la sesión propuesta por los profesores Luis Sánchez Vazquez (UGR) y Juan Diego Pérez Cebada (Universidad de Huelva). Minería y Medio Ambiente en constante tensión productiva requerirán una mirada atenta y profunda en la sesión propuesta.

Junto a todo ello se habilitarán espacios la la venta de libros, presentación de materiales específicos de investigación y otras actividades relacionadas con el campo de la historia ambiental (proyección de documentales, etc). En ello trabajamos…


20 Diciembre 2017: Título + Abstract (300 palabras) + Nota Biográfica (300 palabras)

15 Enero 2017: Notificación de aceptación de propuestas

30 Mayo 2018: Envío comunicación (8000 palabras, bibliografía incluida)

10 Octubre 2018: Fecha límite para realizar la inscripción (Ponentes/Asistentes)

Lenguas oficiales del encuentro (comunicaciones/papers): español, inglés, portugués, italiano.

INSCRIPCIONES: realizar el ingreso en la cuenta ES34 0487 3378 5620 0006 0858 especificando en el Concepto: “Territorios Comunes + DNI”, y enviar un correo a detallando en el Asunto: “Territorios Comunes” y, en el cuerpo del mensaje: Nombre y Apellido(s), DNI y correo electrónico, adjuntando el resguardo de pago.

CUOTAS Y PARTICIPACIÓN: (máx. 40 asistentes, por orden de inscripción)
UGR: gratis (presentar fotocopia de matrícula UGR para formalizar la inscripción)
Externos (Ponentes/Asistentes): €20,00
Cena social (08 noviembre, 21.00h): €20,00


Somos un grupo de investigación público y transuniversitario, creemos firmemente en la libre circulación y producción de conocimientos y saberes, y estamos en contra de la mercantilización de la investigación y la Academia.

Asimismo estamos en contra del trabajo no remunerado y de la explotación de lxs voluntarixs de la Universidad, por lo que las cuotas de inscripción (una cuantía mínima y simbólica) se destinarán enteramente a financiar el trabajo de lxs compañerxs que se ocuparán de cuestiones organizativas prácticas del simposio (preparación y difusión de material, atención a lxs participantes, organización de los coffee breaks, grabación vídeo del evento, posterior publicación en la web, etc.).


Chiara Olivieri (UGR)
Antonio Ortega Santos (UGR)
Diego Checa Hidalgo (UGR)
Pablo Corral Broto (Université de La Réunion, Francia)

Micheline Cariño Olvera (UABCS)
José Miguel Lana Berasain (Universidad Pública de Navarra)
Iñaki Iriarte Goñi (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Manuel González de Molina (Universidad Pablo Olavide)
Enric Tello (Universidad de Barcelona)
José María Martín Civantos (Universidad de Granada)
Lourenzo Fernández Prieto (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
Alberto Matarán Ruiz (Universidad de Granada)
Juan Diego Pérez Cebada (Universidad de Huelva)

Grupo de Investigación HUM952 – STAND

Dpto. de Historia Contemporánea (UGR)
Programa de Doctorado en Historia y Artes (UGR)
Paréntesis Natural S.L.






International Conference of the RUEDHA


Granada, October 7-8, 2018.


Call for papers



The Spanish University Network for Environmental History (RUEDHA – Red Universitaria Española de Historia Ambiental), within the HUM952-STAND Research Group has been developing biannual meetings for a long time, in order to promote a continuous dialogue with researchers from the Iberian Peninsula context regarding the work agenda of the Socio-Environmental History. After the last meeting in Granada in 2016, we reconvene researchers who, from many areas and fields, feel called to work in the relationship that human societies and nature have had throughout History.


We seek to continue with the existing work agenda but open the space to collaboration with new groups and emerging research topics, so the sessions are led by researchers from these interdisciplinary fields to continue research in the future.


We encourage the following topics:












Conference Keynote by Micheline Cariño Olvera (UABCS, Mexico)



It is time to resume the dialogues and shared knowledges, for which we have organized a meeting in which to work on axes that are emerging in the field of Environmental History, without forgetting elements that have gone through our research in the last two decades. Faced with the civilizing crisis in which we are immersed, we have to respond to the challenge, in order to find answers to the problems that afflict us. Thinking about “recommunization” of our social practices inevitably leads us to a broad and prospective view of the commons as subjects of social change. The session coordinated by Professor Jose Miguel Lana Berasain (UPNA) will be dedicated to that. Likewise, the energy and material flows between society and the environment, studied through the different tools of the Social Metabolism proposal, will be the central object of the session coordinated by Professor Juan Infante-Amate (UPO). This session will discuss works focusing on different socioeconomic sectors (agricultural, industrial, domestic metabolisms…), addressing different chronological frameworks.


Faced with the global ecological crisis, socio-environmental resistance emerges as a space for the creation of new forms of production vs. the impacts of the capitalist system, which arise both from the field of struggle stricto sensu and from new forms of memory of the territory. We Re-Exist against the socio-environmental crisis. Crisis that must take us to a historical look at the catastrophic episodes, the impact on the climate, the environmental risks. This will be attended in the session coordinated by Professor Armando Alberola (University of Alicante). Eventually, the field of extractivism will open the field of work of the session proposed by Professors Luis Sánchez Vazquez (UGR) and Juan Diego Pérez Cebada (University of Huelva). Mining and Environment in constant productive tension will require a careful and deep look at the proposed session.



Alongside all this will be enabled spaces for book sales, presentation of specific research materials and other activities related to the field of Environmental History (projection of documentaries, etc.). Works in progress…




December 20, 2017: Deadline to send paper proposals Abstract (300 words) + Biographical Statement (300 words)


January 15, 2018: Notification of Paper Acceptance

May 30, 2018: Paper submission (8000 words, including Bibliography)

October 10, 2018: Deadline for Inscriptions


Official languages of the Seminar (presentations/papers): Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian,



PARTICIPATION AND FEES: (max. 40 attendants, inscription order)

UGR: gratis (you need to present a copy of UGR taxes in order to formalize the inscription)

Externs (Speakers/Attendants): €20,00

Social dinner (Nov 8, 21.00h): €20,00


INSCRIPTIONS: make a transfer to the account ES34 0487 3378 5620 0006 0858 specifying in the Concept: “Territorios Comunes + ID», and send an email to detailing in the Subject: “Territorios Comunes» and, in the body of the message : Name and surname(s), ID and email, enclosing the payment receipt.



We are a group of public and trans-university research, we firmly believe in the free circulation and production of knowledges, and we stand against the monetarization of research and the Academy.


But we also stand against unpaid work and the exploitation of volunteers in the University, so that registration fees (a minimum and symbolic amount) will be used entirely to finance the work of colleagues who will deal with practical organizational issues of the symposium (preparation and dissemination of material, attendance to participants, organization of coffee breaks, video recording of the event, subsequent publication on the web, etc.).




Chiara Olivieri (UGR)

Antonio Ortega Santos (UGR)

Diego Checa Hidalgo (UGR)

Pablo Corral Broto (Université de La Réunion, Francia)


Micheline Cariño Olvera (UABCS)

José Miguel Lana Berasain (Universidad Pública de Navarra)

Iñaki Iriarte Goñi (Universidad de Zaragoza)

Manuel González de Molina (Universidad Pablo Olavide)

Enric Tello (Universidad de Barcelona)

José María Martín Civantos (Universidad de Granada)

Lourenzo Fernández Prieto (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

Alberto Matarán Ruiz (Universidad de Granada)

Juan Diego Pérez Cebada (Universidad de Huelva)



Grupo de Investigación HUM952 – STAND



Department of Contemporary History, University of Granada (UGR)

History and Arts PhD Program (UGR)

Paréntesis Natural S.L.


Link :



For its 10th anniversary, le RUCHE
(French branch of the ESEH) invites all the researchers who work on the environment
to reflect on their methods and practices


Writing Environmental History in the 21st century:

Sources, Methods and Practices 


International Conference of the RUCHE

Lyon (France), June 13-15, 2018.

Call for papers : click here AAC-RUCHE-2018


The relationships between humans and their natural environment and other living beings; the production and treatment of waste; the mobilization and consumption of energy; industrial, agricultural, and domestic nuisances and their impact on health and the environment; the uses and management of forests, coastlines, mountains, swamps and commons; urban environments; relationships to rivers; environmentalism; natural or human-caused catastrophes; climate change; consequences of major developments, etc. The objects of environmental history are varied and so are the methods that have been developed to analyze them. In the past decade, the number of publications on environmental history in France has soared and contacts with researchers in other countries working on similar topic have multiplied.

While scholars—geographers, rural historians, etc.—had already paid attention to some of these objects in the past, environmental history has helped renew and broaden our understanding of these issues, in particular in light of the “sustainability” challenges prompted by the technical choices and economic models of development that appeared at the end of the 18th century and which intensified and spread globally in the 20th century. Faced with such incredibly complex questions, environmental historians are aware that no single discipline can pretend to ask and answer all our questions. Where the environment is concerned, trans- or interdisciplinarity is even more essential than it is for other topics of historical research. Moreover, interdisciplinarity, where the environment is concerned, does not simply entail forging connections between the human and social sciences but, more crucially, with disciplines that are even more foreign to historians, such as biology, ecology, and geology.

Take this example: is it even possible, today, to write the history of pollution—of the effluents discharged in our air, water, and soils—without trying to understand the evolution of production processes and, thus, the evolution of chemistry itself? Or without using any notion of eco-toxicology? Moreover, shouldn’t such a history of pollution enter into a dialogue with those who work on green technologies to remedy, if only partially, the damages caused by humans in the past and, in that way, contribute to weaving together the past, the present and the future? Environmental questions are fundamentally hybrid: they touch on social, economic, cultural, natural and technical issues and thus cannot be studied solely by one discipline. In order to include all these dimensions, inter and trans-disciplinarity is essential.

However, as the experience of interdisciplinary projects led within the CNRS (the French national scientific research center) has shown in the last decades, it remains difficult to produce truly interdisciplinary work. Difficulties stem from the specificity of scientific disciplines, which, for some of them, were shaped in opposition to others and which have their own vocabulary, methods, and questions. The different types of data used compound these difficulties as they usually mean scientists work on very different time scales, from a few years to thousands of years. Moreover, within each discipline, a gap (more or less wide depending on the periods under study) tends to separate scholars who work with written and oral sources and those who use “data from the ground,” whatever the method they use to analyze them. Overcoming these difficulties is a necessary step if we want to benefit from a true interdisciplinary approach to complex environmental problems.

For its tenth anniversary, the Academic Networks of Environmental Historians (Réseau universitaire de chercheurs en histoire environnementale) invites researchers from all disciplines who work on the environment to reflect on the sources, practices and methods that can help us gain greater knowledge of shared topics of interest. While this conference is initiative by the historians of RUCHE, we hope to receive papers from scholars from other disciplines and working on different periods. Proposals from all disciplines are welcome as long as they concern, one way or another, environmental history. The organizers hope that the proposals will allow for interdisciplinary discussions within each session.

The conference’s objectives are:

* Assess and discuss the main scientific innovations and projects that have recently advanced the case for interdisciplinarity in the study of environmental history. We are interested in all kinds of projects (interdisciplinary methods or objects) and in particular in the participants’ experiences, whether positive, challenging or disappointing in this domain. How were those interdisciplinary projects conceived? Do scholars manage to cross disciplinary approaches (rather than simply juxtapose them)? What do we learn from transdisciplinary research?

* Explore new research directions and unexplored topics in environmental history, conceived broadly as the analysis of the evolving interactions between human societies and their environments.

* Reflect on how we use sources (oral, written, or extracted from the earth); how different kinds of data can yield different kind of knowledge and how best to combine them. How can we ensure that historians, geographers, ecologists, etc. enter into a fruitful dialogue that could enrich their respective practices? How can we address the different scales of time, make different temporalities fit together?

* Evaluate and question the social utility of environmental history. Early on in the US, the field contributed to “public history,” a type of science aimed at creating a dialogue with public entities and responding to their needs. What about France where some projects are funded by public-private partnerships? How can we foster collaboration between science and society and more visibility for scientific research findings? Which scientific problems emerge when public actors and scientists collaborate? What are the limits to this approach?


We encourage interested researchers to circulate this call for papers within the networks of their own discipline.

Conference Keynotes by :

Christophe Bernhardt, Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Berlin-Erkner
Martin Schmid, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in Wien,
Petra van Dam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Proposals should be no more than 5 000 characters and should be accompanied by a short bio paragraph of the author(s). They should be addressed to Stéphane Frioux at


Deadline to send paper proposals: November 15, 2017


Proposals will be evaluated by the scientific committee and decisions will be made before the end of the calendar year.

The organizers are currently finalizing the conference’s funding and hope to cover the accommodations of all participants. However, participants will have to cover their trip expenses to travel to Lyon.

Organization committee

Martine Chalvet, historian, Associate Professor at Aix-Marseille Université, UMR TELEMME

Florian Charvolin, sociologist, Senior Researcher at CNRS, Centre Max Weber

Pierre Cornu, historian, Professor, Lyon 2, Laboratoire d’études rurales

Thierry Coanus, anthropologist, Researcher at ENTPE, UMR Environnement Ville Société

Marylise Cottet, geographer, Researcher at CNRS, UMR Environnement Ville Société

Anne Dalmasso, historian, Professor at Université Grenoble-Alpes, Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA)

Stéphane Frioux, historian, Associate Professor at université Lyon 2, Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA), vice-président du RUCHE.

Nicolas Jacob, geographer, Associate Professor at université Lyon 2, UMR Archéorient

Gwenaëlle Legoullon, historian, Associate Professor at université Lyon 3, Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA)

Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud, historian, senior researcher at EHESS, Centre de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED).

Charles-François Mathis, historian, Associate Professor at Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, CEMC, president of RUCHE.


Scientific committee

Mathieu Arnoux, historian, medievalist, Université Paris Diderot/EHESS (to confirm)

Philippe Barral, celtic world archeologist, Université de Franche Comté, director of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de l’Environnement C.-N. Ledoux.

Sabine Barles, geography and urban planning, professor at Université Paris-I.

Corinne Beck, historian, medievalist and archeologist, professor at Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, head of the Laboratoire CALHISTE.

Stéphane Frioux, historian, modern history, maître de conférences at Université Lyon 2, LARHRA.

Marc Galochet, geographer, professor at the Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, laboratoire CALHISTE.

Didier Galop, geographer, Toulouse Jean-Jaurès University, head of the laboratoire GEODE, head of l’Observatoire Hommes Milieux du Haut-Vicdessos.

Anne Marie Granet-Abisset, historian, modern history, Professor at Université Grenoble-Alpes, Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA).

Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud, historian, modern history, directrice d’études at the EHESS and CIRED.

Charles-François Mathis, historian, modern history, maître de conférences at Université Bordeaux-Montaigne University, CEMC.

Raphaël Morera, historian, early modern history, chargé de recherche au CRH (Centre de Recherches Historiques).

Richard Oram, historian, medieval and environmental history, University of Stirling (to confirm)

Giacomo Parrinello, historian, modern history, assistant professor en histoire de l’environnement, Sciences Po Paris ; Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po.

Dieter Schott, historian, modern history, TU Darmstadt  (to confirm)

Tim Soens, historian, medieval history, professor at the University of Antwerp.

Mathias Tranchant, historian, medievalist, University of La Rochelle, UMR LIENSs (Coastline, Environment and Societies)

And the RUCHE Board members


ESEH 2017 Conference: Call for Papers

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

*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:

1. Sessions

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.

3. Roundtables

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

4. Posters

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


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

CfP «Crossing Borders: Connecting Edges of Environmental History» (Es/Pt/En/Fr) dl 31st May

Call for papers: Journal CEM/Culture, Space and Memory, 7 – 2016 «Crossing Borders: Connecting Edges of Environmental History»

The CITCEM – Transdisciplinary Research Centre «Culture, Space and Memory» invites researchers to submit papers to be published in its Journal CEM / Cultura, Espaço e Memória 7 – 2016, on the theme Crossing Borders: Connecting Edges of Environmental History (see attached details).

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18-19 febrero 2016

Deadline propuestas/absracts: 30 de septiembre 25 de octubre de 2015