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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

10th Biennial conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)


Boundaries in/of Environmental History

Tallinn, Estonia, 21 to 25 August 2019

Welcome to the 10th biennial conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), Boundaries in/of Environmental History!

Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK) was founded at Tallinn University as recent as 2011 and has promoted environmental history in the Baltic region since then. It is a great honour for us at KAJAK to host Europe’s best environmental historians on the Society’s 20th anniversary in Tallinn! We do our best to make it a memorable and enjoyable event.

Take your time to enjoy not only the intellectual vibes of the conference but also Estonia’s capital Tallinn, the great food and drinks offered here and its manyfold cultural and outdoor activities!

You can subscribe to our conference news and travel tips through our Facebook page

See you in Tallinn!

Kohtumiseni Tallinnas!

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee,

Prof. Ulrike Plath
Dr. Kati Lindström
Dr. Kadri Tüür
Dr. Viktor Pál, Head of the ESEH Next Generation Action Team (NEXTGATe)

Confirmed speakers include


Prof. Kate Brown (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
Prof. Alf Hornborg (Lund University)

Plenary roundtable:

Prof. Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger) 
Prof. Gregg Mitman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 
Prof. Kalevi Kull (University of Tartu)   
Ass. Prof. Andrea Gaynor (University of Western Australia)  
Ass. Prof. Franz Mauelshagen (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam) 

Head of the Program Committee  Prof. Finn Arne Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

The ESEH issues a small number of travel grants and registration fee waivers for ESEH members who will deliver papers or present posters at the 2019 ESEH Conference in Tallinn, but who would not be able to attend the conference without external support. These travel grants are intended for graduate students, independent scholars, and those from low-income countries. The call will be issued on the ESEH website and through its mailing list.

Merely one month before the ESEH 2019 takes place the 3rd World Congress of Environmental History (WCEH) Convergences: The Global South and the Global North in the Era of Great Acceleration”. For more information on its Call for Papers and programme see their webpage.


On practical matters such as visa letters, contact through the email
Questions about proposals should be directed to the Programme Committee chair through the email

Hosts/ organisers:

Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK)
Tallinn University
European Society for Environmental History

ICTA-UAB to host an Interdisciplinary Workshop on Drought and Adaptation in the Mediterranean during the Little Ice Age (1300 – 1850 AD)

WATERMARKS – Interdisciplinary Workshop on Drought and Adaptation in the Mediterranean during the Little Ice Age (1300 – 1850 AD) 

Understanding how societies of the past struggled to adapt to climate variability is critically needed to advance research about climate change adaptation today (Adamson et al. 2018). During the historical period known as the Little Ice Age not only average temperatures decreased but extreme weather events became more frequent (White 2014; White 2011; Oliva et al. 2018). This period constitutes an excellent opportunity for the joint work of researchers from the human and natural sciences interested in adaptation. In the Mediterranean, periods of drought marked how communities experienced the Little Ice Age. Recent research has shown how local communities combined different strategies to cope with drought, including infrastructural, institutional and symbolic responses which changed throughout time (Grau-Satorras et al. 2016; Grau-Satorras et al. 2018). 

At the crossroads between historical climatology and environmental history, the aim of this workshop is to further our understanding of the complex human impacts of climate variability in the Mediterranean during the Little Ice Age, with special attention to adaptation to the study of drought. Building on the studies of drought reconstruction in Spain following rogation ceremonies (Barriendos 1997; Domínguez-Castro et al. 2012) and attending to the current state of the art on the study of past droughts with documentary data (Brázdil et al. 2018), the ambition of this workshop is to foster interdisciplinary communication. Transdisciplinary contributions that combine the work of historians, natural scientists and archaeologists (Izdebski et al. 2016) or researchers from other disciplines will be especially welcomed. The workshop will include three keynotes: Andrea Kiss (Vienna University of Technology), Mariano Barriendos (University of Barcelona) and Mar Grau Satorras (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). John McNeill (Georgetown University) will act as discussant. Aiming at the publication of some of the contributions received, we call for both methodologically sound and nuanced transdisciplinary historical works from a wide range of disciplines that engage with the following topics in the Mediterranean region:

1. Methodological approaches towards establishing instruments for classification that bring together historical records that can be used as proxy for climate reconstruction, with particular attention to drought, rainfall and temperature;   2. Long-term transdisciplinary studies that integrate multi-proxy analyses of historical climate change;
  3. In-depth studies of specific severe hydro-climatic episodes during the LIA in the Mediterranean, particularly drought and floods, with attention to the responses developed by local societies to cope with the consequences of such events and prevent future episodes;

4. Human dimensions of historical climate change during the Little Ice Age;

5. Community and institutional adaptation to drought, strategies to cope with disturbances and climate variability;

6. Watering the city: engineering, building and maintaining urban water supply infrastructure in the face of ice and drought;

7. Irrigation schemes: infrastructural projects for agricultural irrigation in the Mediterranean;

8. War and water: in-depth analyses of military campaigns conditioned by drought.

Interested participants should send their abstracts (300 words) and a short biography (100 words) with contact details to the workshop organiser Dr. Santiago Gorostiza ( by 14 June, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 1 July 2019. We ask participants to circulate a complete draft of their paper one month before workshop. 

The organisation of this workshop has received financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, through the “María de Maeztu” program for Units of Excellence (MDM-2015-0552). 

Important dates

April 2019: Call for papers published 

14 June 2019: Deadline for contributions abstracts (abstracts 300 words plus a short biography 100 words)

1 July 2019: Communication of acceptance of contributions

1 October 2019: Deadline for submitting full papers

Thursday 24 and Friday 25 October 2019: Workshop at ICTA-UAB.


Adamson, G.C.D., Hannaford, M.J. & Rohland, E.J., 2018. Re-thinking the present: The role of a historical focus in climate change adaptation research. Global Environmental Change, 48(August 2017), pp.195–205. 

Barriendos, M., 1997. Climatic variations in the Iberian Peninsula during the late Maunder minimum (AD 1675-1715): An analysis of data from rogation ceremonies. Holocene, 7(1), pp.105–111.

Brázdil, R. et al., 2018. Documentary data and the study of the past droughts: an overview of the state of the art worldwide. Climate of the Past Discussions, (2002), pp.1–67. 

Domínguez-Castro, F. et al., 2012. Assessing extreme droughts in Spain during 1750-1850 from rogation ceremonies. Climate of the Past, 8(2), pp.705–722.

Grau-Satorras, M. et al., 2016. Long-term community responses to droughts in the early modern period: the case study of Terrassa, Spain. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Available at:

Grau-Satorras, M. et al., 2018. Prudent peasantries: Multilevel adaptation to drought in early modern Spain (1600-1715). Environment and History. Available at:

Izdebski, A. et al., 2016. Realising consilience : How better communication between archaeologists , historians and natural scientists can transform the study of past climate change in the Mediterranean. Quaternary Science Reviews, 136, pp.5–22. 

Oliva, M. et al., 2018. The Little Ice Age in Iberian mountains. Earth-Science Reviews, 177(October 2017), pp.175–208. 

White, S., 2011. The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire, Cambridge University Press.

White, S., 2014. The Real Little Ice Age. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, XLIV(3), pp.327–352.

Conferencia: “Cuatro miradas al pasado y presente de la minería en España” 28 FEB 2018 Madrid

El día 28 de este mes de febrero se van a celebrar unas Jornadas en Madrid organizadas conjuntamente por el IGME y nuestros proyectos de investigación coordinados.

El objeto es presentar el nº 69 (2017) de la Revista de Historia Industrial, un monográfico que hemos dirigido con el título “Nuevas contribuciones a la historia de la minería contemporánea”.

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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 :


URSS and France event on Environmental History

Marie-Hélène Mandrillont, Laurent Coumel, Marc Elie, Alexis Vrignon y Alexandre Bikvov preparan para el día 20 de septiembre un evento muy intersante acerca del Ecologismo en la Unión Soviética y en Francia.
Más información en francés, aquí abajo

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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




18-19 febrero 2016

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


ESEH Newsletter 2015, issue 1 [ESEH registration, summer school & others]


European Society of Environmental History (ESEH)

ESEH Newsletter 2015, issue 1


ESEH2015 meeting registration open

Registration for the ESEH meeting in Versailles, France, 30 June to 4 July 2015, is now available! Register at Discounted registration is only available through March 31st, so register now. You should renew your membership in ESEH for 2015 prior to registration in order to qualify for the member discount. Renewing is easy: go to to renew today.

Note that you must register by March 31st if you have been accepted to give an oral presentation or poster in order to stay on the program.


Present a poster at ESEH2015!

The Programme Committee is issuing a second call for poster presentations for the 2015 annual meeting in Versailles, France. Note that 2015 marks the first time ESEH will be offering a prize for the best poster! The posters will be judged at the conference by a committee who will award €100 to the winner and €50 to runner-up.

Poster proposals should include an abstract of 200‐300 words. Posters will be on display during the Congress and authors will have an opportunity to introduce their research in brief (approx. three minute) oral presentations in a special plenary session. The conference language is English. Submissions and presentations in other languages cannot be accepted.

Deadline for submissions: 20 February, notifications will be sent out by 25 February (in time to take advantage of early registration). Submit your poster proposal online.


Travel grants for attending the 2015 biennial conference

ESEH will make available a limited number of grants and registration fee waivers for ESEH members who will deliver papers or present posters at the 2015 ESEH Conference in Versailles. These travel grants are intended to support travel to Versailles and are targeted at those who would not be able to attend the conference without external support. ESEH will not be able to provide the full costs associated with attending the conference; the grants are intended as an encouragement – not a full subsidy.

Applications for support must include a short cover letter explaining why financial help is required, an estimate of travel and other costs, a CV, the title of the paper/poster and confirmation of its acceptance, and personal contact information. Send all applications to the chair of the Travel Grant Committee Carry van Lieshout ( with ‘ESEH travel grant application’ in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2015.


Opportunity to serve the ESEH Community

ESEH invites all members to nominate board candidates for election. Elections will be held at the 2015 meeting.

Nominations of candidates for all posts on the Board are welcome, which includes: President, two Vice-presidents, Treasurer, Secretary, as well as for the Financial Control Committee. Additionally we ask for nominations for Regional Representatives, especially for the following regions which require new representatives: Benelux, France, Spain, and German-speaking countries. For more information on ESEH, its offices and their description, please have a look at our statutes.

Send nominations to the chair of the Nominating Committee: Jan Oosthoek ( by 1 February 2015 at the latest. Please include a one-page CV, or link to the webpage of the nominee, with details of the person’s current post, previous posts, degrees, main publications, research grants and projects, experience in academic societies, and any other information you find relevant.

Nominations of others will require the Nominating Committee to confirm willingness to serve.

Self-nominations are possible and will be automatically included on the ballot. The Nominating Committee will follow-up on all nominations. ESEH has been working over the last few years to make the process of nominations and elections more open and democratic, and we have introduced competitive elections wherever possible. Thus nominations will be accepted for all positions regardless if the current holder is eligible for re-election.


Small Workshop Grants for 2015

For the second year in a row, the new ESEH Board has decided to issue a Call for Proposals for Funding for small workshops and conferences to increase support for environmental history activities in Europe. The Board intends to award 500€ to up to two proposals. Environmental history workshops and conferences of no more than 100 participants which will be held in Europe during 2015 and are organized by an ESEH member are eligible.

A proposal of up to 2 pages should include (1) the name, date, location and theme of the conference/workshop, (2) an overview of the program, (3) a projected number and type of attendees, (4) an overview of the total budget, other financial sources, and a description of how the 500€ would benefit the activity, and (5) a short biographical paragraph about the organiser (who must be an ESEH member).

The deadline has been extended to 15 February 2015! Submit proposals to


Cities and Mountains Summer School

The LARHRA (Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Unit), in cooperation with the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the RUCHE and with the support of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), is pleased to announce that a four-day thematic summer school “Cities and Mountains. Environmental and Health Risks : A Socio-Historical perspective” will take place in Lyon, Yenne and Grenoble, immediately before the ESEH 8th International Conference (Versailles, 30 June – 3 July 2015).

There are three thematic clusters, around which young researchers are invited to apply: (1) Environmental and health risks in cities, (2) Environmental risks in mountains, and (3) Mountain cities and towns as specific environments with specific issues

The summer school aims to gather around 15 graduate / post-doctoral students together with junior and senior scholars. Each participant is expected to give an oral presentation of 15-20 minutes which will be discussed in thematic sessions chaired by senior scholars. The four-day seminar will also feature lectures from scholars, field trips and informal discussion among scholars and students.

At the end of the School, students will have to produce either: a scientific poster about their work to be presented at the ESEH Conference; a draft of an article for the ARCADIA project (; or a report about the summer school (6-10 pages).

To apply, students are required to send to Stéphane Frioux ( the following documents in English: (1) Curriculum vitae; (2) an abstract and outline of their doctoral thesis or other work that states the main challenges and research questions to be discussed at the summer school (500 words); (3) a letter of support from a faculty member.

There is no registration fee. All accepted participants will receive free accommodation, meals and transportation DURING the four-day seminar, but they are responsible for their own transportation to and from Lyon, France, where they should arrive on June 25 as the summer school will start on June 26, in the morning.

Application deadline: 22 March 2015. Answer will be given before April 11.


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ESEH Conference: Deadline October 1, 2014

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The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to invite proposals for sessions, individual papers, roundtables, posters and other, more experimental forms of communicating scholarship for its 2015 biennial conference. The University of Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines will be hosting the conference in Versailles, France, from 30 June to 3 July 2015.

DEADLINE October 1, 2014

El medio ambiente de los trabajadores (26 de junio 2013)… seguir via Skype

logos cmh ehess cnrsEl programa provisional de la jornada de investigacón (programa definitivo a partir del 15 de mayo): L’ENVIRONNEMENT DE TRAVAILLEURS AU XX SIÈCLE ya está configurado. Habrá debates sobre el mundo del trabajo y las cuestiones ambientales a lo largo del Siglo XX en Europa (Francia, Italia, España, Portugal, etc.), USA, Nigeria y otros países.
Presenciar las debates via Skype es posible (todavía no sabemos cómo, para más información escribir a los emails de la jornada o a pablo.hit AT g m a i l. com). La comunicación se realizará en francés y en inglés.
También pretendemos grabar la jornada para poder editar videos y podcast de audio a disposición de los lectores de este portal de RUEDHA.
Para cualquier cuestión no duden en contactarnos

La programación es la siguiente (PDF:Programme-Environnement-Travailleurs-26juin2013)

Journée d’étude, 26 juin 2013
L’environnement des travailleurs au XXe siècle.
Entre “environnement du travail” et “cadre de vie”:
quels terrains communs pour l’histoire environnementale et l’histoire du travail?
Lieu : EHESS, Salle des Lombards, 96 Boulevard Raspail à Paris
(Métro Saint-Placide ou Notre-Dame des Champs)
9h – Accueil des participants
Arrival of participants

9h20 – Présentation de la journée par les organisateurs
Introductory remarks

9h30 – Session 1
Santé, Travail, Environnement
Health, Work and Environment
Président de panel : à confirmer
« Le congrès d’hygiène des travailleurs et des ateliers (1904-1909).
L’amélioration de l’environnement de travail par l’étude du geste professionnel »
Marco Saraceno (Université Paris X Nanterre)
« Permanence du geste technique et de la pénibilité du travail dans un environnement
agressif. L’usine d’électrochimie des mines de Lens (1929-1972) »
Philippe Martin (Université de Nantes)
« La lutte ouvrière de Castellanza (Italie) pendant les années 1970 :
corps, santé et environnement »
Elena Davigo (Université Paris VII et Université de Bologne)
« Le risque cancérogène au travail : la difficile reconstitution des expositions passées.
Un éclairage à partir des personnes atteintes de cancer et engagées dans des démarches de
reconnaissance en maladie professionnelles en Seine-Saint-Denis »
Anne Marchand (Université d’Évry et Université de Provence)

Conférence / Keynote speaker
« Labor and the environment.
A transnational overview (19th – 20th centuries) »
Stefania Barca (Université de Coimbra)

13h45 – Session 2
Une histoire environnementale du travail dans les industries énergétiques ?
Toward an environmental history of the work in energetic industries ?
Présidée par Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud (CMH-EHESS)
« Coolies, Opium and Environment of Pain »
Steffen Rimner (Université Harvard)
« Entre sécurité au travail, sûreté nucléaire et exigences productives.
Sous-traitance nucléaire et mobilisations syndicales »
Marie-Aurore Ghis Malfilatre (EHESS)
« Le mouvement syndical français et les mutations énergétiques dans l’après-guerre »
Renaud Bécot (EHESS)
« Oil union and government dispute in Nigeria (1999-2007) »
Lucky Igohosa (French Institute for Research in Africa)

16h – Session 3
Le travail et la définition des politiques de l’environnement, années 1968
Work and the definition of environmental policies during the Sixties and Seventies
Président de panel : à confirmer
« Les modes d’intervention des travailleurs
dans la gestion environnementale des entreprises, années 1970 »
Catherine Bonne (Université Paris Dauphine)
« Le rôle des syndicats clandestins espagnols dans les conflits environnementaux
sous le franquisme (Aragon, 1969-1979) »
Pablo Corral Broto (EHESS)
« Les travailleurs scientifiques et la conférence de Stockholm
sur l’environnement humain (1968-1972) »
Enora Javaudin (Université Paris X Nanterre)
« ”Un urbanisme au service de l’homme”. Logement, cadre de vie et environnement
dans les réseaux communistes, années 1960 et 1970 »
Sébastien Jolis (Centre d’histoire sociale – Paris I)
Journée organisée par Renaud Bécot et Pablo Corral Broto (Centre Maurice Halbwachs, EHESS)

Informations : environmenttravail2013 [AT/Arrobase] et renaudbecot [AT/Arrobase]


Cette journée se déroule avec le soutien de l’École Doctorale de l’EHESS, du Centre Maurice
Halbwachs et du Réseau Universitraire de Chercheurs en Histoire Environnementale (RUCHE).